Japanese 1B

Subject 110-280 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Japanese 1A or equivalent.
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 Sayuki Machida


Dr Sayuki Machida


Subject Overview: This is a beginners' post-introductory Japanese subject. This subject enhances skills that enable students to communicate in Japanese and to manage daily life in Japan. Further basic Japanese sentence patterns, vocabulary and expressions are introduced, as well as another 100 basic kanji (Chinese characters). This subject also includes various aspects of Japanese culture that are relevant to effective communication.
  • should comprehend and be able to conduct basic daily conversation in Japanese;
  • be able to read and write a short Japanese essay using hiragana and katakana and basic kanji;
  • further develop understanding toward the culture and people.
Assessment: A 2-hour final examination 40% (due during the examination period), one 10-minute oral exam 10% (due late in semester), a listening test 20% (due mid-semester), in-class composition test 10% (end of semester) and project work 20% (throughout the semester).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese (Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku) Student edition with online learning centre built-in card 3e (McGraw-Hill, 2006)
Breadth Options:

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

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:
  • acquire skills to manage time;
  • acquire cognitive skills to handle two different language systems to express their opinions;
  • develop awareness and sensitivity to appreciate different culture and people.
Notes: New students with prior experience with the language may not enrol unless they have taken a placement test in the week preceding the first week of semester. Available at level one for Beginners stream students only.

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