Courses & Units

Introduction to Japanese 1B HMJ102

Hobart, Launceston



Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. This unit builds on the work you learned in HMJ101. This unit, the second half of introductory Japanese, develops competence in basic spoken and written skills with an emphasis on the interactive use of the language. The follow-up unit HMJ204 will further build on these skills.


Unit name Introduction to Japanese 1B
Unit code HMJ102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr. Katsuhiko Suganuma

Teaching staff

Dr. Katsuhiko Suganuma

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of Japanese grammar - particularly word order and sentence structure.
  2. Acquire four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and be able to conduct simple conversation concerning various topics
  3. Read and write 81 kanji, to read (recognise) 78 kanji components.
  4. Demonstrate a good sense of cross-cultural communication by exploring the linguistic, historical, and cultural differences between your native language and Japanese.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091515 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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HMJ101 or XBR115


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Teaching Pattern

5 contact hours including 1 hour lecture and 2 x 2-hr tutorials (13 wks)


Task 1: Continuous assessment (35%).  
Task 2: Mid-semester test (15%).  
Task 3: Final oral test (15%).    
Task 4: Exam (35%).

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