Courses & Units

Introduction to Japanese 1A HMJ101

Launceston, Hobart


This is a beginner only unit and a placement test may be required to verify beginner status.

Unit will run subject to sufficient students enrolled.


This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also provides a competence base in grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills from which students can proceed to HMJ102. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in Japanese, the unit also provides the basic knowledge of cross-cultural communication by exploring the linguistic and cultural differences between English and Japanese.


Unit name Introduction to Japanese 1A
Unit code HMJ101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor Katsuhiko Suganuma
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • construct units of meaning making use of the basic elements of the Japanese language, particularly syllabary, vocabulary, and sentence structure.
  • interpret and summarise meaning of basic written and spoken Japanese.
  • integrate cultural and linguistic consideration into written and verbal communication.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091515 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

On campus enrolment

Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)

Weekly tutorials (3 hours)

Off campus enrolment

Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)

Weekly learning via online modules (3 hours)

AssessmentOnline Quiz 1 (30%)|Online Quiz 2 (40%)|Cheat Sheet (10%)|Trip Adviser Powerpoint (20%)
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