Courses & Units

Japanese Language 3A HMJ315

Launceston, Hobart


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


The University of Tasmania has partnered with Macquarie University in the teaching of some languages. While we are teaching on-campus third year units in Japanese at UTAS, if you wish to study fully online you will need to enrol in the equivalent unit at Macquarie University. To do so, please complete an application for Cross-Institutional Study and submit to UTAS UConnect to apply for cross-institutional enrolment in the equivalent Macquarie University unit.

Once you have submitted your application, we will notify you of our approval and provide further instruction on applying to Macquarie University.


This unit builds on Japanese 2A and 2B to consolidate the grammar, vocabulary and kanji foundation built during students' study at the beginner-intermediate level. In addition to focusing on developing students' ability to read Japanese texts (through kanji reading and writing practice as well as grammar comprehension), the unit also aims to expand students' speaking and listening skills and the socio-cultural knowledge needed for effective communication.
Through use of the designated textbook, supported by selected supplementary materials, the unit aims to integrate the Internet and related technologies such as online dictionaries and reference guides into the language learning process. Students will be required to access online materials for self-study and classroom preparation in order to accelerate their learning, particularly of new kanji and grammar. Emphasis will be given to equipping students with the skills necessary to become independent Japanese language learners.


Unit name Japanese Language 3A
Unit code HMJ315
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
Level Advanced


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate sophisticated capability to use a range of electronic and/or on-line resources to successfully search and comprehend new and unknown words, kanji and phrases.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of taught vocabulary and grammar points, as well as reading strategies that will assist with the comprehension of complex sentences.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of texts related to the content studied throughout the semester.
  • Research and demonstrate understanding of Japanese social and cultural conventions underlying the learning material texts.
  • Construct, as a group member, an oral delivery around written material studied during the semester.
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 - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Assignment (30%)|Research Paper (30%)
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