Course Outline

JPN111 Introductory Japanese 2

Course Coordinator:Levi Durbidge ( School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2023Semester 2

UniSC Sunshine Coast

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.


Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?


Building on the skills, knowledge and practices introduced in JPN110, this course will equip you to more effectively interact in Japanese across a range of face-to-face and online environments. You will be able to more effectively express your ideas and preferences while expanding your ability to identify and use learning resources for your own language needs. 

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Online learning material to be engaged with before workshops. 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops. 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Scheduled face to face workshops. 1hr Week 1 13 times
Learning materials – Online learning material to be engaged with before workshops. 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled online workshops (Recorded). 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Scheduled online workshops (Recorded). 1hr Week 1 13 times

Course Topics

  • Directions
  • Destinations
  • Retail shoping
  • Talking about days off
  • Wishes and plans
  • Travelling to Japan
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Hometowns


What level is this course?

100 Level (Introductory)

Engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at foundational level, broad application of knowledge and skills in familiar contexts and with support. Limited or no prerequisites. Normally, associated with the first full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Understand and interact with others on points of immediate personal relevance Knowledgeable
2 Demonstrate a growing understanding of the connections between Japanese language, culture and society Knowledgeable
Creative and critical thinker
3 Independently identify, adapt and engage with resources which align with personal language needs Empowered
4 Apply developing linguistic, pragmatic and cultural competences to create simple oral and written texts in Japanese Creative and critical thinker

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.


INT120 or JPN110


Not applicable


Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

A student is expected to have basic competence in the Japanese language, including but not exclusive to: reading and writing hiragana and katakana; understand and give basic information about self and likes; completing simple shopping interactions; inviting people to do something and negotiating days/time

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Early feedback will be provided thorugh the Mastery Tasks.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Oral and Written Piece Individual and Group 40%
Various. See Canvas for details.
Refer to Format Online Submission
All 2 Report Individual 25%
800 word report following template
Week 5 Online Submission
All 3 Oral Individual 35%
4-5 mins interactions
Week 13 To Supervisor
All - Assessment Task 1:Mastery Tasks
These tasks are designed to apply the language skills you are developing, demonstrate your abilities and receive ongoing feedback on your performance. Using a variety of media, language registers and your own creativity, you will complete a series of tasks either individually or in groups throughout the semester.
Product: Oral and Written Piece
Online in weeks 3,6,9 & 12. Feedback given during interceding weeks.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Ability to comprehend instructions and produce appropriate responses
Use Japanese across a variety of modalities and contexts
1 4
Demonstrate developing Japanese linguistic and cultural knowledge
All - Assessment Task 2:Language learning reflection
In this assessment you will reflect on your relationship to Japanese, evaluate your needs for language learning and identify resources you can use to learn the things you want and need to do in Japanese.
Product: Report
Submit online using provided template
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Ability to self-evaluate own language development and describe short and long-term objectives for language learning
Demonstrate ability to identify resources which align with language needs
Can justify selection of language resources and match them to interests
All - Assessment Task 3:Interaction assessment
This task will involve interacting in pairs to achieve a specific communicative goal. You will need to draw on the language and abilities your have developed throughout this course in your interactions.
Product: Oral
Interaction to be completed in pairs with an instructor present.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Ability to produce and comprehend spoken language and employ repair strategies when comprehension is not achieved
1 2
Work collaboratively with partner to make meaning and achieve desired communicative outcome
1 2
Appropriate use of language functions covered in the course to produce comprehensible output.
1 2 4

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required The Japan Foundation 2020 Irodori Starter 1
Required The Japan Foundation 2020 Irodori Elementary 1 1

Specific requirements


How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.


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