University of Technology Sydney

97201 Japanese Language and Culture 1

8cp; 2 x 1.5hpw, tutorial; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval


This subject is designed to provide students who have no prior knowledge of the Japanese language with basic reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Students develop a working knowledge of the hiragana and katakana scripts and approximately 50 kanji. The subject also facilitates an understanding of and engagement with sociocultural contexts in which the Japanese language is used.

Students develop intercultural understanding and engagement, by recognising, exploring, interpreting and moving between the languages and practices of two or more cultures. Students take active part in collaborative learning activities to practice and consolidate their language skills.

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Autumn session, City campus

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