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Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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Program Code40107
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.


Study a teaching area in Japanese for secondary education

Japanese is the eight most widely spoken language in the world, with over 125 Million native speakers.

As one of Asia's richest, most dynamic and diverse economies, Japan is a leader in various industries with many business operations around the world. The country is considered a critical gateway to Asia, and has been a historically important trade partner for Australia.

Study a teaching area in Japanese as one of your core teaching areas to learn how to read, write and speak the language. You’ll focus on developing strong communication skills in Japanese, acquiring vocabulary, and understanding grammar. Your teaching area will prepare you to teach the HSC Japanese course in secondary schools, as well as junior elective studies.

At the University of Newcastle you won’t only study the language. Your Japanese major includes a range of courses in Japanese culture so that you develop strong intercultural communication skills.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in Japanese teaching?

Japanese fluency and teaching qualifications open diverse pathways to both teaching and non-teaching roles across Australia and Asia, enhancing your career prospects across the education sector and beyond.

Gain additional teaching area and language skills when you study Japanese as a teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at the University of Newcastle. You might wish to couple your Japanese teaching area with a related teaching area, such as business studies, modern history or society and culture.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning how to read, write and speak in the Japanese language.
  • Goals to develop an appreciation of Japanese culture by studying the Japanese language.
  • A commitment to teaching young students about the complexities of Japanese culture and the Japanese language.

What do you learn in a Japanese teaching area?

When you study a teaching area in Japanese you can study the language at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels of competency. We offer courses in:

  • Elementary Japanese: In first year students will learn basic pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. You’ll focus your study around developing your ability to write in Japanese. Japanese cultural studies will inform your understanding of the language throughout the teaching area.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Japanese: Intermediate courses are offered from second year. Students will learn more complex vocabulary and grammar, further advancing their writing and reading skills. This will prepare you to study Japanese at an advanced level, where you will train in advanced reading, writing and oral discussion skills.
  • Japanese Society and Culture: This teaching area is designed for students who wish to specialise in Japanese cultural studies as well as the language. Each of our language courses uses contemporary texts as their study material, including newspapers, journals and online publications. You’ll also be able to study courses directly focused on Japanese culture, its traditions and complexities.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study a teaching area in Japanese:

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