Faculty of Arts


Introduction to Japanese Language 1


Assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. Those who have achieved at least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 Japanese (or equivalent) may not enrol in this course. The course aims to develop the basic proficiency in modern Japanese necessary to communicate in limited situations. The course will use a range of exercises and activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as strategies to enhance and support these skills. The course will introduce some sociocultural aspects directly related to language use situations. The prescribed textbook can be obtained from the University Bookshop. Students must attend the plenary lecture plus streamed classes.

NB: enrolment is limited to 210 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) students who have not studied Japanese before; 2) students who have achieved Level 1 NCEA or equivalent in Japanese; 3) students who have studied some Japanese but are assessed by the School of Asian Studies to be a beginner; 4) first-come, first-admitted.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Michiyo Mori


Coursework + exam


JAPANESE 130: 15.0 points


May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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