Introductory Japanese I

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
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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Introductory Japanese I unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The Japanese sound system and basic hiragana
  • Additional hiragana, self-introduction and greetings
  • Basic statements and questions
  • Describing things and people and katakana
  • Describing things and people with i-adjectives
  • Describing things and people with na-adjectives
  • Describing things and people using connecting words
  • Expressing the existence and location of things and people
  • Expressing the time and day; describing things and people in the polite past tense
  • Describing activities A
  • Describing activities B
  • Describing activities using the polite past tense
  • Revision

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective 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?

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.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introductory Japanese I 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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