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This online Introductory Japanese I unit from OUA and Macquarie University covers the basics in the following four Japanese language conventions:
Reading: you will understand short, simple texts in hiragana and katakana a single phrase at a time, learning familiar names, words and basic phrases.
Listening: you will understand enough Japanese, provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated, to understand phrases and expressions related to basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment.
Writing: You will learn to write short, simple formulaic texts in hiragana and katakana relating to basic communication, and able to write a series of phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors such as 'and', 'but' and 'because'.
Spoken Interaction: you will be able to interact with reasonable ease in structured situations using short conversations, provided the other person helps if necessary. You will also learn to ask and answer questions and exchange ideas and information on familiar topics in predictable everyday situations.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Introductory Japanese I unit, the topics you will study include:
Becoming bilingual in Japanese can prepare you for a career as a Japanese language teacher, or interpreter in local and international government and business sectors, or simply help further your career if your work involves Japanese clients and/or travel. This unit will lay the foundation for you to become fluent in Japanese.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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