JAPN1402 Japanese 2

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodHong KongFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the JPNSB Japanese Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
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.
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kyoko Kawsaki (Hong Kong and Crawley)
Unit rules
JAPN1401 Japanese 1 or JAPN1101 Japanese Beginners I
JAPN1102 Japanese Beginners II
Contact hours
4 hours per week
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-QTR-A2-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.