Courses & Units

Japanese 2B HMJ205

Launceston, Hobart


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
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
Level Intermediate


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

  • Develop a basic understanding of the essential grammatical structures in Japanese.
  • Write 360+ 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
091515 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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AssessmentExamination - oral/viva voce (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Assignment (45%)
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