Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Designed for those with a knowledge of Japanese equivalent to a pass in JAPN1110, this course continues to provide basic skills in the areas of vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening and cultural understanding.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Translate simple sentences from English to Japanese and Japanese to English.

2. Develop skills in aural-oral communication.

3. Recognize an additional 300 kanji.

4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Japanese culture.


Students will study

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

Assumed knowledge

A knowledge of Japanese equivalent to a pass in JAPN1110.

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

In Term Test: 12x Weekly On-Line Tests (48%)

Written Assignment: 4x Workbooks (20%)

Online Learning Activity: Online Speaking Tasks (32%)

Contact hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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