2018 Winter School Subject List

Japanese 1 (JPNS1611) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Japanese Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Hiroko Komatsu - hiroko.komatsu@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Rebecca Suter - rebecca.suter@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 21 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 55 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prohibitions: - 

    HSC Japanese Continuers, or HSC Japanese Beginners, or HSC Japanese Background Speakers, or JPNS1113 or JPNS1114, or JPNS1111, or HSC Japanese Extension


This beginners’ unit introduces basic communication skills in understanding and speaking Japanese.

Students will also learn to write the two Japanese syllabaries and approximately 60 kanji characters and to recognise at least 100 kanji characters in context.

Relevant socio-cultural information is integrated with the language learning.


Daily online quizzes, 2 x In-class quizzes, Speaking test, Listening test, Final exam


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 21 Jul 2017

Mon 3rd Jul 2017 9:30am ONLY - All students to attend General Lecture Theatre K2.05 in Quadrangle Building to be assigned to your individual class.

Lectures & Tutorials: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 - 14:00

Final Exam: Fri 21st Jul (14:00 Start Time, 2 hour exam)


Tutorial & Lecture Class Locations (assigned on 3rd Jul 2017): Brennan MacCallum Learning Studio 110 OR Brennan MacCallum Learning Studio 112-116

Final Exam: (Please refer to the venue assigned by your lecturer) SNH Learning Studio 4003 OR Education Learning Studio 229


Genki 1 Textbook and Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki 1 Textbook (2nd Edition), by Eri Banno et al. The Japan Times, 2011. ISBN-978-4-789-1440-3 (class use) 2) All Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki 1 Workbook (2nd Edition), by Eri Banno et al. The Japan Times, 2011.