Undergraduate | LTU-JPN1002 | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Speak at beginners level about daily life, hobbies, likes and dislikes.
- Read and write at beginners level, and recognise a total of approximately 100 kanji.
- Participate in pair and group work both in and outside of lectures.
- Communicate using all four key areas of the target language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Develop an appreciation for and acquire socio-cultural knowledge about Japan.
- Reading Japanese Language
- Writing Japanese Language
- Listening Japanese Language
- Speaking Japanese Language
- Japanese Culture
- Japanese History
- Japanese Society
In this continuing beginner level language subject, you will focus on the four key elements of Japanese -reading, writing, listening and speaking. Building on the knowledge gained in JPN1001, this unit brings the total number of kanji learnt to approximately 90. You will will deepen your understanding of Japanese language and culture, and Japan's place in the world. Culture is embedded throughout language, so learning another language develops your intercultural communication skills, preparing you to be responsive and agile in varied situations.
- Ongoing assessment and Weekly quizzes (equivalent to 1600 words). (40%)
- Listening and speaking tests (equivalent to 800 words) (20%)
- Mid term and final written tests (equivalent to 1600 words) (40%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed JPN1BEB (Japanese Beginners 1B), or JPN1BE2 (Japanese Beginners 2), or JPN2BE2 (Japanese Beginners 2), or JPN3BE2 (Japanese Beginners 2) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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