Course Title: Japanese 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1049

Course Title: Japanese 1

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 180.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2008,
Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Ms. Barbara White

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5211

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course makes up the year-long Certificate I in Language (Japanese). Through closed and then open-ended learning activities you will establish a basis for development of communicative skills in the spoken and written language, emphasizing the former. On completion of this program you will have elementary speaking and listening skills in Japanese to assist you in a very limited range of everyday situations. The 2 scripts of hiragana and katakana and approximately 90basic kanji characters  will be taught. Practical knowledge of the culture, in a wide range of personal and social situations and context will be introduced. Student-centred drilling, practical and communicative activities and tasks encourage you to be responsible for your own learning, to be creative and critical in your application of knowledge of the language to communication with people of a different cultural tradition, and to build on your knowledge and interest to a level where learning can continue in daily life.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LOTE 563 Japanese 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Participate in a short, basic conversational exchange

2. Provide basic personal information and elicit similar information from others

3. Participate in a simple transactional exchange to provide or obtain a product or service

4. Give spoken information about a person, place, product or service

5. Demonstrate understanding of spoken information

6. Complete a simple form

7. Write a short note or message

8. Identify key information on common signs or simple notices

9. Read a short, simple information text

Overview of Assessment

Your language skills will be assessed using speaking tasks, listening tasks, reading tasks, script tests and short written assignments. The final result is obtained by combining the results of all progressive assessment tasks (this includes class based tasks as well as tasks completed outside of class) with the mid-year and end-of-year examination. Both progressive assessment and exams cover the learning outcomes as described above.