Introductory Japanese A

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introductory Japanese A

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Japanese, Southeast Asian Studies

  • Language Level

    True Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course introduces the Japanese sound system, basic greetings as well as a number of basic Japanese structures and vocabulary expressed in Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries that are essential to basic Japanese communication.
    They are taught through five social/cultural topics following the textbook, Nakama Book 1a chapters:
    1. Greetings and introductions,
    2. Discussion of daily routines,
    3. Discussion of Japanese cities,
    4. Discussion of Japanese homes,
    5. Discussion of leisure time
    In each topic, while studying the language, students are challenged to discover different approaches to viewing the world around them linguistically and culturally, and are given the opportunity to understand current sociocultural issues in Japan. They are also inducted into the learning routine necessary to succeed in the fast paced learning of a foreign language.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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