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JPNS2612: Japanese 4

This unit aims to consolidate basic grammar and introduce intermediate grammar through grammar tutorials, communicative methods and reading and writing practice. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to sustain a conversation about a selected topic for several minutes in a dialogue, to write a well-structured short Essay without the assistance of dictionaries, and to read Japanese texts on a wide variety of topics. They will be able to write approximately 300 kanji and to recognise about 400 kanji.


Academic unit Japanese Studies
Unit code JPNS2612
Unit name Japanese 4
Session, year
Semester 2, 2022
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

JPNS1124 or JPNS2222
JPNS1114 or JPNS2212 or JPNS2611
Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Chunfen Shao,
Lecturer(s) Chunfen Shao ,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Final exam
Final Exam Final Examination of all material from the semester
40% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Online task Online quizzes
20% Ongoing 600 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Small test reading and writing test
20% Week 07 900 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO5
Small test Listening test
10% Week 13 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Small test Speaking test
10% Week 13 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Detailes will be on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.


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Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

You must make yourself aware and follow the University Guidelines in respect to assessments and procedures. Non-compliance with assessment procedures can and will adversely affect your marks. There are provisions within the University guidelines for special consideration. If you are granted a special consideration then an alternative test may be provided.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Lesson 19 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 02 Lesson 19 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 03 1. Lesson 19; 2. Lesson 20 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 04 Lesson 20 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 05 Lesson 20 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 06 Lesson 21 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 07 Lesson 21 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 08 Lesson 22 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 09 Lesson 22 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 10 1. Lesson 22; 2. Lesson 23 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 11 Lesson 23 Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 12 Lesson 23 Reading Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 13 Review Tutorial (3 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All information including weekly schedule for this unit can be accessed on the Canvas_Modules.


Required textbook: げんき (GENKI) II - An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Second Edition, Banno et al., The Japan Times, October 2020 (available at Kinokuniya  book store)


Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. sustain a conversation about a selected topic for several minutes in a dialogue
  • LO2. write a well-structured short essay without the assistance of dictionaries
  • LO3. read Japanese narrative texts on a wide variety of topics
  • LO4. recognize the difference between written and spoken modes of communication
  • LO5. write approximately 300 Kanji and to recognise about 400 Kanji.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
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