Courses & Units

Japanese Language 3B HMJ316


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 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 covered in the textbook. Students will conduct a project work to produce a summary report and an oral presentation in Japanese.


Unit name Japanese Language 3B
Unit code HMJ316
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 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

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Deliver a speech or a brief oral presentation in Japanese.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of taught kanji, vocabulary, and grammar points
  • Expand vocabulary, expressions and cultural knowledge to discuss the topics covered in the unit.
  • Demonstrate research skills in Japanese as an individual and as a part of a team.

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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HMJ315 - Japanese Language 3A or equivalent


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

AssessmentOral exam (15%)|On-going assessments (20%)|Project work (25%)|Final exam (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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