Elementary Japanese 1


Designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese, the course provides basic knowledge of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, writing system and culture.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic vocabulary and grammar

2. Develop skills in aural-oral communication

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the writing system

4. Develop an understanding of Japanese culture


Students will study

  1. Writing system
  2. Pronunciation
  3. Vocabulary and grammar
  4. Japanese culture

Assumed Knowledge

Nil. This course is designed for students with no knowledge of the Japanese language. Students who are already competent or native speakers of this language are encouraged to undertake 2000 or 3000 level courses for a more engaged learning experience.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Weekly Online quizzes (x 10)

Written Assignment: Work sheets (x 10)

Formal Examination: Final examination (formal)

Contact Hours

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks