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JPNS1611: Japanese 1

This beginners' unit introduces basic communication skills in understanding and speaking Japanese. Students will also learn to write the two Japanese syllabaries and approximately 60 kanji characters and to recognise at least 100 kanji characters in context. Relevant socio-cultural information is integrated with the language learning.

Code JPNS1611
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
HSC Japanese Continuers or HSC Japanese Beginners or HSC Japanese Background Speakers or JPNS1113 or JPNS1114 or JPNS1111 or HSC Japanese Extension

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate basic written and oral competence in Japanese on issues requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • LO2. acquire preliminary knowledge of several aspects of Japanese culture and society
  • LO3. acquire through the study of a different language and a different culture, and of their relationships, critical thinking skills in intercultural exchanges.