LANG 2025 Japanese 202 Speaking and Listening

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102029

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Description This subject is normally undertaken concurrently with, or after, Japanese 201. It is designed to develop and expand speaking and listening skills based on the grammatical knowledge developed in Japanese 201. The range of communicative transactions is increased so that more sophisticated exchanges are possible, for instance when using polite and plain (i.e. casual) styles of speech, describing one's conjecture, stating an opinion, asking for explanation, etc. Cultural and social understanding of Japanese society is also fostered. The subject is not suitable for background speakers (i.e., who have completed formal secondary education where Japanese is used as an official language and also the language of instruction at the School). Note: Students enrolling in this subject as part of a major or sub major in Japanese are encouraged enrol in Japanese 201 at the same time.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Eastern Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 2028 - Language Communication Skills 2A Japanese

Assumed Knowledge

Japanese 102 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply basic strategies in spoken communication in such areas as using formal and casual styles of speech, describing one's conjecture, stating an opinion, confirming the listener's agreement, indicating specific times and spaces, and explaining or asking for an explanation;
  2. Apply basic grammatical structures and vocabulary to carry out the exchanges stated above.
  3. Present a speech in Japanese on various topics related to Japan, including its culture and society, students' experience and others.
  4. Discuss various topics in a group;
  5. Identify important characteristics of Japanese culture and contemporary Japanese society.

Subject Content

Talking about a range of topics relating to holidays, travelling, sports, food, parties, etc.
Investigating and presenting about Japanese culture.
Making a speech using the plain form (casual speech).
Listening practice of short passages and conversations on various topics.
Presentation and discussion of various topics about Japan.
Asking for and giving directions in Japanese.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 6 hours 30 N Individual
Applied Project 100 - 500 words and 5 minutes 30 N Individual
Practical 30 minutes 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • To be determined on a year by year basis according to student learning needs and availability of text books in the market.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Bankstown City


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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