JAPANESE 1

JPN1001

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is available to students who have no knowledge of Japanese. This subject is an introductory subject focusing on elementary spoken and written Japanese. Students learn to read hiragana and katakana syllabic scripts as well as approximately 30 kanji characters. Students will also be introduced to Japanese culture. Those who have prior learning of Japanese should contact the subject or discipline coordinator for a placement test (e.foxworth@latrobe.edu.au or k.okano@latrobe.edu.au). Students may be asked to move to another level by the subject coordinator prior to the university census date (usually in week 3 or 4). JPN 1001 is also offered as a semester two subject. For those who wish to undertake JPN 1002 as a follow-on subject, your options are to take JPN 1001 in semester one and JPN 1002 in semester two OR to take JPN 1001 in semester two and JPN 1002 as a summer three week intensive starting in late Jan or early Feb. We reiterate: the follow-on subject, JPN 1002, is only offered in semester two or in the summer.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReading and writing activities not only in the reading/writing workshop but also in the grammar workshop. Reading short authentic dialogues and/or texts. Preparation of written components of group role plays. Relevant written homework activities as well. Speaking in the target language in pairs and in groups in the workshops. Practicing authentic dialogues in pairs. Students are presented with authentic audio-visual material as well as listening tasks. Pair and/or self assessment activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsJPN3JAL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsSemester 2. This subject is offered subject to enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Genki Workbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBanno E. et al

Year2011

Edition/VolumeVol. 1 2nd Ed

PublisherThe Japan Times

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Genki Textbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBanno, E. et. al

Year2011

Edition/VolumeVol. 1 2nd Ed

PublisherThe Japan Times

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Learn to interact in Japanese. Specifically to exchange greetings, introduce oneself, speak about family and professions and one's daily life.
02. Learn to read and write hiragana and katakana as well as 30 kanji. To learn to read and write simple sentences.
03. Participation, which contributes to a cohesive group dynamic and facilitates learning the target language.
04. Integration of discrete learning - the four components of language learning: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, to produce a new meaningful whole.
05. Acquire socio-linguistic and socio-cultural competencies.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is a reading/writing workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is a grammar/conversation/Listening workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

On-going Assessment (equivalent to 1600 words) Weekly written quizzes (vocab, reading and writing, and grammar 20% Homework assignments comprehension and expression 10% In class speaking and comprehension Tasks 10%

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One speaking and one listening test (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Midterm and Final Tests (equivalent to 1600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is a 2 hour grammar/conversation and listening workshop

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is a 1 hour reading/writing workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

On-going Assessment (equivalent to 1600 words) Weekly written quizzes (vocab, reading and writing, and grammar 20% Homework assignments comprehension and expression 10% In class speaking and comprehension Tasks 10%

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One speaking and one listening test (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Midterm and Final Tests (equivalent to 1600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5