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JPNS2611: Japanese 3

This unit consolidates basic grammar and introduces intermediate grammar, through grammar tutorials, communicative methods and reading and writing practice. By the end of the semester, students should be able to keep up a conversation for a short time in a dialogue, to write short passages without the assistance of dictionaries, to read narrative texts, and to recognise the difference between written and spoken modes of communication in Japanese. Students will be able to write approximately 200 kanji and to recognise about 300 kanji.

Code JPNS2611
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
HSC Japanese Continuers with a final mark of less than 70% or HSC Japanese Beginners with a final mark of 65% or more or JPNS1121 or JPNS1612 or JPNS1611
JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or 70% or greater in HSC Japanese Continuers

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

  • LO1. write approximately 200 kanji and recognise about 300 kanji.
  • LO2. follow a recorded dialogue and respond to comprehension questions
  • LO3. read narrative texts
  • LO4. write a short passage without the assistance of dictionaries
  • LO5. recognise the difference between written and spoken modes of communication
  • LO6. develop a range of general skills that you will find useful not only as a language learner but also as a tertiary student, and even beyond that, as a life-long learner! These skills include: • the ability to monitor your own learning and to evaluate your own progress, so that you can judge for yourself when and where more effort is required; • the ability, with some guidance from us, to plan an effective study timetable; • the ability to work with others in small groups and to support each other’s learning; •the ability to behave with sensitivity and good manners toward people from different cultural backgrounds in a learning environment.

Unit outlines

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