Introductory Japanese II

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Introductory Japanese II from Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia aims to guide you in understanding short, simple texts in hiragana and katakana and learn basic vocabulary. The unit also enhances your listening, writing and speaking skills. Japanese II will allow you to comprehend Japanese phrases that can be used in real-life situations, ensuring that you will be able to speak and understand a native speaker and be able to hold a conversation with ease.

As well as the four key skills of a language, the unit will instil the cornerstones of Japanese by teaching grammar and key vocabulary skills. The unit also focuses on Japanese culture, giving you a full understanding of Japanese society.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Introductory Japanese I

Areas of study

In this language unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Revision, using authentic materials
  • Expressing contrast and making comparisons
  • Plain present forms
  • Making noun phrases, using verbs in plain form and 'no?'; talking about when something happens, using 'mae' and 'toki'
  • Expressing costs; making requests and deciding something
  • Using te-form to make a request to do something and describe actions in sequence
  • Family members; describing continuous actions or states, using te-form
  • Expressing change in state; dates; plain past tense; using plain past tense with 'ato' and toki'
  • Expressing purpose, using the verb stem and 'ni'; inviting and suggesting
  • Expressing cause and effect, using te-form; giving a reason or explanation
  • Modifying clauses
  • Revision

Course pathways

This unit is an approved electorate in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

A language is one of the most desirable assets for any employer and learning a new language, or mastering one, can drastically improve employability. Introductory Japanese II could lead to a job in the business sector or prove beneficial for working and living in Japan. The unit could also be exceptionally useful for those wishing to enter education or begin teaching, either in Japan or teaching Japanese elsewhere. By opening you to other cultures, the unit provides skills that could help you broaden your horizons and live and work overseas.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introductory Japanese II from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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