Faculty of Arts


Japanese Language 2A


This course is for those who have passed JAPANESE 131 or who have achieved at least 16 points in Level 3 NCEA Japanese (or equivalent).

The course aims to further develop the basic proficiency in modern Japanese necessary to communicate in everyday-life situations. As with JAPANESE 131, this course provides a range of exercises and activities to develop communicative use of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in various situations as well as strategies to enhance and support these skills.

The prescribed textbook can be obtained from the Ubiq university bookshop. You must attend the plenary lecture plus streamed classes.


By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability to:

  • Orally communicate in various situations using learned expressions and grammatical patterns in a socially appropriate form (e.g., plain, polite and some forms of honorific forms)
  • Read and understand passages written on various topics and in various styles using learned expressions and grammatical patterns
  • Write a short essay on a set topic commensurate with the level of this course following a suggested format
  • Translate short passages from Japanese into English and vice versa accurately


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1


Lecturer(s)  Reiko Kondo


Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2nd ed. (textbook and workbook)


JAPANESE 231: 15.0 points


JAPANESE 131 or approval of Academic Head or nominee


JAPANESE 230, 239. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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