Undergraduate | LTU-JPN1001 | 2024
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- Study method
- 100% online
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- Enrol by
- 21 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024,
- 29 July 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Interact in Japanese. Specifically to exchange greetings, introduce oneself, speak about family, professions and one's daily life.
- Read and write hiragana and katakana as well as 30 kanji. Learn to read and write simple sentences.
- Participate in group language activities.
- Develop basic aural and oral skills in Japanese.
- Acquire socio-linguistic and socio-cultural competencies.
- Reading Japanese Language
- Writing Japanese Language
- Listening Japanese Language
- Speaking Japanese Language
- Japanese Culture
- Japanese History
- Japanese Society
This subject is available to students who have no knowledge of Japanese. It is an introductory subject focusing on elementary spoken and written Japanese. You will learn to read hiragana and katakana syllabic scripts as well as approximately 30 kanji characters. You will also be introduced to Japanese culture. Culture is embedded throughout language, so learning another language develops your intercultural communication skills, preparing you to be responsive and agile in varied situations. Those who have prior learning of Japanese should contact the Japanese Program coordinator for a placement test (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may be asked to move to another level by the subject coordinator prior to the university census date (usually in week 3 or 4). JPN1001 is offered as a semester one and semester two subject. The follow-on subject, JPN1002, is only offered in semester two. For those who wish to undertake JPN1002 as a follow-on subject, your options are to take JPN1001 in semester one and JPN1002 in semester two OR to take JPN1001 in semester two and JPN1002 in semester two in the following year. The lecture is delivered online, live, and recorded and uploaded to LMS.
- On-going Assessment (equivalent to 1600 words). Weekly written quizzes (vocab, grammar, reading and writing. Homework assignments: comprehension and expression. In-class speaking and comprehension tasks.. (40%)
- One speaking and listening test (equivalent to 800 words) (20%)
- Midterm and Final Tests (equivalent to 1600 words) (40%)
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You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
LTU-JPN3JAL-Japanese For Asian Literacy (no longer available)
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