Courses & Units

Japanese Language 3B HMJ316

Hobart, Launceston


While on-campus classes for this Japanese unit will be taught by UTAS staff, those who enrol in the off-campus mode will study via Macquarie University. All students should enrol in this unit, HMJ316, via UTAS eStudent, and we will then contact off-campus students with details about how to access the equivalent unit at Macquarie University.


Building on previous Japanese language study, this unit aims to develop students' oral skills and production skills both in spoken and written formats. Students will develop conversation skills beyond everyday life situations through pair work and group work with unit classmates as well as with native Japanese speakers where possible. Students will work across a range of language genre (polite to humble) and a selection of topics related to everyday life in Japan. Students will conduct a small scale self-directed survey to produce a written summary report and an oral presentation in Japanese.


Unit name Japanese Language 3B
Unit code HMJ316
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Katsu Suganuma

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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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

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Conduct a conversation in Japanese orally on a series of topics using various functions, including: stating one's opinions; making requests; complimenting; asking questions; explaining.
  2. Deliver a speech or a brief oral presentation in Japanese.
  3. Write using a range of vocabulary and expressions to express your views about a topic.
  4. Expand vocabulary and expressions to discuss the topics covered in the unit.


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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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern


Task 1: Oral exam (30%)

Task 2: On-going assessment (40%)

Task 3: Project work (30%)

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