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Japanese Language 1A

Undergraduate | UNE-JAPN101 | 2024

Japanese for beginners. Learn to speak, read and write in Japanese to a basic level on a range of topics. If you enjoy Japanese society and culture, this online language course should give you a taste of Japan and its everyday way of life.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
21 Oct 2024

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Japanese Language 1A

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. participate in simple conversations using basic aural and oral skills in Japanese (including introducing oneself, talking about one's daily activities, fundamental forms of verbs, adjectives and particles);
    2. demonstrate basic skills in reading and writing in Japanese (using all hiragana and katakana, and elementary-level kanji) on topics relating to self, family, friends and daily life; and
    3. recognise aspects of Japanese society and culture relevant to inter-cultural communication at an elementary level.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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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