Courses & Units

Japanese 2B HMJ205

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
Unit code HMJ205
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor Mayuko Itoh
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091515 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentLanguage journal (5%)|Oral Exam (15%)|Language tests (20%)|Writing tests (20%)|Final exam (40%)
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