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Gramma and vocabulary clearly presented for each lessons. Vocabulary list on the last several pages...

29 pages, 1000 words


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Hi, I’m a second year bachelor of science student at The university of Melbourne. I’ve completed J...


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Biomed Japanese 1 and 2: 90+ Japanese 3 to 6: 85+ J6 assignments and orals all H1 Tell me you...


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Hey everyone! Currently a 3rd year student in BSci (BCMB Major) who has also learnt Japanese at u...


A good choice for a fun and light language breadth! A fair bit of work must be put in to complete the language portfolio and do the workbook assignments however you will be fine so long as you work on them consistently. Content wasn't too challenging, and I felt that the tutors were rather forgiving with marking. If you're up for a bit of a challenge but would like to learn the most you can from seminars, Teresa is a great tutor.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2021

If you want a subject that is easy for getting good grades, you can take this. However, I just feel that I paid too much tuition fee for a subject that is mostly about self-study, especially when you have to take the whole course online. The seminars will be better if they are offline.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2021

Not a very difficult subject as long as you keep working on it. Tutors are the nicest tutor I have encountered in unimelb. Biggest downside is that imagine paying almost 5k for two 30 min seminars (literally useless) and self-study with youtube links :))) And the subject is a bit poorly organised.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

Online learning forced JAP to be on zoom, with two sessions every week, 30mins per session; the rest was self study. I had never studied JAP before this year, but the subject was honestly a breeze. I 100% prefer self studying in my own time. The coordinator was kind and friendly and answered my emails even at 12AM. Easy H1, but you must keep up with the workload.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2020

very good subject to boost up your wam

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Amazing subject! It is really well coordinated and though there are tests every week, they are really useful in ensuring you revise and stay on top of things. I had a background in Japanese which was definitely a massive benefit, but still found Japanese 1 challenging enough and had to put a fair bit of effort into it. Thus, I feel as though it may be very hard for a complete beginner, especially since there is a fair bit of kanji to learn. The oral assignments are daunting but the marking is very lenient, and the cultural discovery project is fair at 500 words (with a partner) and is marked nicely. Overall, this is the best subject I've completed at Uni thus far. Great staff, resources and content.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Good to learn and easy H1 but it moves quite fast , i familiarised myself with hiragana and katakana before doing this so it was quite ok , the seminars are very useful and well conducted and useful for the what comes out in the final exam which is half your grade!!!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

I absolutely loved learning Japanese!! However, I suspect this subject would be quite difficult for anyone starting with zero prior Japanese study. It moves very fast but I highly recommend it if you have done some prior work in Japanese; even just learning Hiragana and Katakana in the break before starting.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Fun subject, lecturer is very open and fluent in English. As long as you put in enough effort to keep up with materials, getting an H1 should be fairly easy. Furthermore, picking up a new language is always good for your resume.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

The lecturers and tutors are really encouraging. The materials were interesting and you get a taste of how education different the teaching style is like compared to other subjects!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014