Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit is designed to build upon language skills developed in JAPN1401 Japanese 1. It further develops linguistic and cultural competency at the beginners' level. The unit emphasises the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) equally, and students are able to demonstrate their control of basic vocabulary and sentence patterns in both the common polite and neutral registers, expanding spoken and written communicative competence to include simple description of present and past actions. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level (JLPTL) N5 or the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 1.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the JPNSB Japanese Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) sufficiently understand the Japanese language to be able to communicate above a basic level with native speakers with reference to everyday situations; (2) read and write an additional 100 kanji without reference to a dictionary; (3) write simple letters and compositions; (4) comprehend straightforward Japanese texts; and (5) have an enhanced understanding of Japanese cultural practices that are important for communication. Additionally, students refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of language in general, and learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in Japanese language. These, in turn, enhance students' interpersonal skills and communication skills in Japanese and English.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) listening/oral assessment; (2) tests; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kyoko Kawasaki
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN1401 Japanese 1 or JAPN1101 Japanese Beginners I
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
JAPN1102 Japanese Beginners II
Contact hours
4 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.