Japanese Grammar in Action

Subject 110-344 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (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 a 1.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 2.5contact hours/week , 4.5 additional hours/week. Total of 7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Japanese 3B .
Corequisites: Japanese 4A.
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.

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Dr Sayuki Machida


Dr Sayuki Machida


Subject Overview: This subjects aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation and writing. Students explore Japanese expressions in different situations and learn grammatical functions in communication. They are also given opportunities to develop 'language sensitivity' by deepening their comprehension of language use in various situations. Students who complete this subject should gain better control of the language and greater knowledge about how grammar develops and regulates language use in actual situations.
  • to develop 'language sensitivity' by deepening the comprehension of language use;
  • to be able to use the grammar to make something meaningful and create new ideas;
  • to be able to use the grammar to communicate the ideas to someone else;
  • to be able to monitor and self-correct one's speech and writings.
Assessment: Class participation 10%, written work totalling 1600 words 40% (due throughout the semester) and a final examination 50% (due during the examination period)
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the Institute.
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:
  • 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.
Notes: Previously available as 110-452 Advanced Japanese Grammar. Students who have completed 110-452 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students who have completed 110-450, 110-451, 110-455, 110-437, 110-467 and 110-468 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. The prerequisite subject 110-189 is also available at level 2 as 670-240 and level 3 as 673-363.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Japanese
Japanese Major

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