Courses & Units

Japanese Language 3A HMJ315


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, and their project work. 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 Mayuko Itoh
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

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 Kanji, vocabulary and grammar points.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated writing and reading skills related to the content studied throughout the semester.
  • Research and demonstrate understanding of Japanese culture and Japanese social and cultural conventions underlying the learning material texts.
  • Construct an oral delivery around written material studied and researched during the semester.

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 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.





Teaching Pattern

On campus enrolment

Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)

Weekly tutorial (2 hours)

Off campus enrolment

Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)

Weekly tutorial via zoom (2 hours), or independent learning via online modules

AssessmentFinal exam (40%)|Project presentations (20%)|Language quizzes (25%)|Language test (10%)|Language journal (5%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.