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 learn 80 new kanji and will have learnt approximately 320 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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|Coordinator||Doctor Mayuko Itoh|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Develop a basic understanding of the essential grammatical structures in Japanese.
- Write 320+ kanji and recognise an additional 50 kanji.
- Identify basic vocabulary and expressions related to everyday life topics including transportation, health, life and careers, mass media and natural environments
- Conduct basic conversations in Japanese on a range of topics
- Produce a short composition in Japanese on a range of topics.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
On campus enrolment
Weekly recorded lectures (2 hours)
Weekly tutorial (2 hours)
Off campus enrolment
Weekly recorded lectures (2 hours)
Weekly tutorial via zoom (2 hours), or independent learning via online modules
|Assessment||Oral Exam (15%)|Final exam (40%)|Writing tests (20%)|Language tests (20%)|Language journal (5%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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