JAPANESE 130G Introduction to Japanese Language 1A

JAPANESE 130G | Open | Summer School & Semester One 2021 | City Campus | 15 points


This integrated course is for beginners who have never studied Japanese. You will gain basic proficiency in modern Japanese so you can communicate in particular situations. The course will use a range of exercises and activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, including various types of self-paced exercises available on CANVAS. It will introduce some socio-cultural aspects directly related to language-use situations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Ask for basic information such as the time of the day and location of buildings
  • Buy things in shops and order meals in a restaurant
  • Talk about your daily activities and past events
  • Ask about interests
  • Invite people to do something with you
  • Make requests
  • Ask permission
  • Offer willingness to help
  • Express reasons
  • Read and write a simple passage (eg, memo, letter, and diary) using kana and 58 kanji


By enrolling in a General Education language course you are declaring that you have no previous knowledge or study in the language. The University may cancel your enrolment in this course at any time in the semester if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language. Further assessment of your language ability may be required and your enrolment may be changed if found to be at a higher level than is permitted for General Education language courses.

Student Feedback

'I think the most helpful aspect for my learning was having a personal connection/interaction with tutors/lecturers/course coordinators. JAPANESE130G has got everything sorted in terms of how they interact and deal with students and encourage them to indulge in a new language and culture.'

'The teachers were so helpful and the course was so well organised. I really enjoyed it.'

'This is my last year at university, and I am taking this course as a Gen Ed. I want to say that this is one of the best learning experiences I had in university.'

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