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    The development of advanced-level Japanese language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, applying grammatical analysis to authentic Japanese materials. This course complements JAPA332.

    In this paper, students continue to acquire the knowledge of the Japanese language. A variety of speaking and writing activities allows students to place the Japanese vocabulary items and grammar structures they have learnt in context. A big step towards grasping many opportunities offered by one of the world's leading economical and cultural powers.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Japanese 1
    Subject Japanese
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    JAPA 233
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    (i) JAPA331 and JAPA332 are not sequential and may be taken in any order. (ii) If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email for assistance.
    Teaching staff

    Dr J.-R. Hayashishita

    Paper Structure
    In this paper, the students will:
    • Read authentic Japanese materials
    • Write and speak complex ideas in Japanese
    • Learn Japanese-language grammar
    • Expand one's vocabulary of the Japanese language
    Teaching Arrangements

    Each week there will be one 2-hour lecture, one 1-hour lecture, and one 1-hour tutorial.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper. A course reader will be compiled.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Demonstrate the ability to express complex ideas in Japanese and the understanding of how one can proceed with the Japanese language acquisition in the future
    • Have the ability to prepare for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, level N2


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
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