LANG 3051 Japanese 301

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101952

Coordinator Xiangdong Liu Opens in new window

Description This is a Level 3 subject within the Japanese major program, intended for students who have successfully completed Japanese 202 or have acquired equivalent knowledge. It enhances students' comprehension of and ability to use new grammatical structures, expressions, interaction strategies and Kanji characters. In addition to improving the four primary language skills and ability needed for working in Japan or with Japanese people, this subject aims to advance students' knowledge of the modern Japan through the recommended texts and class discussions. Note: This subject is not suitable for native speakers.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Eastern Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1583 - Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A Japanese

Assumed Knowledge

Japanese 203 and 204 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. understand and use advanced grammatical patterns of Japanese;
  2. identify the differences between structural and lexical options in Japanese and utilise them appropriately according to context;
  3. communicate in spoken and written Japanese in a manner which is linguistically as well as culturally appropriate;
  4. read and write approximately 500 Kanji characters;
  5. demonstrate knowledge of the honorific system of the Japanese language and related cultural aspects of the Japanese society.

Subject Content

Introduction to Japanese honorific and related cultural aspects of Modern Japan
Introduction to verb forms used in honorific forms (e.g. causative and passive forms of verb)
Aural comprehension practice in Japanese by listening to authentic language
Speaking practice in Japanese using the most suitable expressions in given settings
Practice in reading a variety of Japanese materials, and exercises on material read
Practice in various forms and styles of writing in Japanese
Reading and writing of Kanji characters
Vocabulary extension exercises incorporated into points above.

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
Quiz up to 10 minutes weekly 30 N Individual
Portfolio Equivalent to approximately 4,000 Japanese characters maximum 40 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 2 hours maximum 30 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • 1. Three A Network (2013) Minna no Nihongo Shokyuu 2 (2nd edition). Tokyo: Three A Corporation.
  • 2. Three A Network (2013) Minna no Nihongo Shokyuu 2: Translation & Grammatical Notes (2nd edition). Tokyo: Three A Corporation.
  • A collection of language and culture-specific reading materials, notes and exercises will be developed and made available on vUWS.
  • Textbooks will be updated regularly.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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