JAPANESE 130G Introduction to Japanese Language 1A

JAPANESE 130G | Open | Summer School and Semester One 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


This integrated course specifically targets total beginners who wish to develop basic proficiency in modern Japanese language. A range of exercises and activities will be used to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, which will be useful for basic communications in Japanese. The course will also introduce some sociocultural aspects related to the Japanese language.

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Carry out basic communicative activities, such as introducing oneself, shopping and ordering meals, asking for directions, extending an invitation and making a request.
  2. Read simple passages in kana and 58 kanji.
  3. Write a simple passage using kana and basic 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.

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'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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