Available in 2018

Course handbook


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

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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 12)

Written Assignment: Homework books (x 4)

Written Assignment: Essay

Online Learning Activity: Speaking task

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks