Courses & Units

Japanese 2B HMJ205

Hobart, Launceston


Placement test may be required to determine proficiency level


Building on from HMJ204, the unit further develops basic grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills. Students will learn to converse in Japanese on a series of everyday life topics including: transport, health, life and careers, communication and the media. Upon completion of this unit, students will have learnt most of the basic grammatical structures. Attention is also given to the reading and writing of Japanese. Students will be introduced to an additional 140 new kanji and will have learnt over 360 kanji by the end of this unit. Students' general proficiency in Japanese should reach the equivalent of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Level N4.


Unit name Japanese 2B
Unit code HMJ205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Yoji Hashimoto

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 091515

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures, 2 x 1-hr tutorial weekly


Classwork (45%), 1 x oral exams (15%), 2-hr exam (40%).

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