Japanese 2B

Subject 670-108 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and three hours of language classes per week, with computer assisted learning.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 110-241 Japanese 2A or equivalent. New students with prior language experience may not enrol unless they have taken a placement test in the week preceding the first week of semester.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr I Nakane
Subject Overview:

This subject follows on from Japanese 2A, further consolidating students' Japanese knowledge and communication. Students will also learn to use an appropriate politeness level and style. Various reading and listening materials are introduced to enhance students' communication skills on a range of topics. Students will learn a further 115 kanji (Chinese characters) and will be introduced to various aspects of Japanese culture. Computer laboratory instruction will support the curriculum.

Assessment: Six in-class quizzes of 200 words 20% (throughout the semester), a 5-minute speaking test 13% (due mid semester), a 5-minute oral presentation 10% (taking place towards the end of the semester), a written report of 800 characters 12% (due at the end of semester), and a final examination (due during the examination period) 45% Students are required to attend minimum of 70% of seminars and lectures.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Yookoso! Continuing Contemporary Japanese, Third edition (Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku), McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • written communication through essay writing and seminar discussion;

  • attention to detail through essay preparation and writing;

  • time management and planning through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion;

  • public speaking through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations;

  • develop teamwork through joint projects and group discussions;

  • develop research skills through computer use of the library, electronic database and other information sources and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research.


This subject is available at level one for the Post-VCE stream of Japanese. It is only available at level two for students who completed subject requirements for the beginners stream of Japanese at level one.

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