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Elementary Japanese 2 - 1st year


Continuation of the skills learned in Japanese 1 with an emphasis on advanced grammar and vocabulary. Students must have previous competency in Japanese language. All four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be covered.



Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of short, learned utterances and some sentence-length utterances, especially where context supports understanding and speech is clear;

2. Identify and demonstrate understanding of basic vocabulary and sentence patterns from various Japanese media e.g., television programs;

3. Produce short statements and ask simple questions that describe one’s surroundings and are useful in common everyday situations;

4. Express simple wants and needs;

5. Ask questions primarily by relying on memorized social formulae and set phrases, with occasional sentence-level expansion to meet the needs of everyday situations;

6. Read hiragana and katakana fluently, as well as over 100 basic kanji;

7. Write hiragana, katakana, and about 100 basic kanji;

8. Compose short letters describing their life and surroundings and simple dairy entries related to everyday life, memo-type notes and diary entries related to those situations described above;

9. Demonstrate culturally appropriate conduct relevant to contextual needs, e.g., gestures, greetings, back channeling, and body language.

Topics:

Course topics will include the following:

1. Vocabulary

2. Listening

3. Speaking

4. Reading

5. Writing

6. Culture

7. Grammar

Method of Instruction:

1. Lecture

2. Discussion

3. Group/pair work

4. Modeling/role play

5. Language lab

6. Viewing Japanese language videos

Types of Assignments:

1. Language lab or take home language tapes

2. Textbook exercises

3. Vocabulary study

4. Writing assignments

5. Prepared and spontaneous oral production

6. Interviewing Japanese students

Sample Text:

1. Situational and Functional Japanese, Volume One Notes. Tokyo: Bojinsha Co., 1991