Course Title: Japanese - Level 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1063

Course Title: Japanese - Level 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 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Hiroko Ohashi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3975

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course makes up the year-long Certificate I in Japanese, focusing on practical language skills and cultural knowledge for social and workplace application.
The program is designed for you to commence a basis for development of communicative skills in Japanese in a range of personal and social situations. The 2 scripts of hiragana and katakana and approximately 90 basic kanji characters will be taught. Practical and communicative student-centered 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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LOTE868 Japanese - Level 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Provide basic personal information and elicit similar information from others
2. Participate in a simple transactional exchange to provide or obtain a product or service
3. Demonstrate understanding of Spoken Information
4. Complete a simple form
5. Write a short note or message
6. Demonstrate understanding of a simple written 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.