*Please note this event will be held in BPB W1.17 (not W1.21 where previous taster classes have been held)*
Japanese is the national language of Japan, a nation that is not only one of Australia's major trading partners, but is also a country with which many young Australians have deep personal ties. Japanese is a popular foreign language in Australian schools and universities and the depth of the ties between Australia and Japan mean that knowledge of the language will be a valuable asset for many years to come.
Studying Japanese as a major has many linguistic and cultural benefits that reach well beyond the classroom. In today's globalised world a strong understanding of Asia, and Japan as one of our most important bilateral partners, is vital. Employers across business, government, the arts and various sectors actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate knowledge of and experience in Japan.
Savour a “taste” of Japanese in this class and find out how it can enrich your degree at ANU!
Dr Shunichi Ishihara is a senior lecturer and director of languages at the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. His research interests are intonational modelling, forensic voice comparison, experimental phonetics, speech processing and language processing. He has previously collaborated with the Rose & Morrison Forensic Voice Comparison Laboratory.