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JAPN 101B: JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPARATION II

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: JAPN 101A or equivalent.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend and explain various kinds of conditions and situations in daily life.
  • Express desires, intentions, impressions and feelings in a culturally acceptable manner.

Description

Continuation of JAPN 101A, this course aims at enabling students to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 level. Development of intermediate level of reading and listening skills by understanding a more complex range of information. Reading and listening skills and ability to use the knowledge in actual communication are to be developed through classroom activities and homework assignments. Special emphasis is placed on rapidity of correct perception and acquaintance with a variety of native dialects, and familiarity with oral idioms and grammar. Students will also learn a strategy to pass the JLPT N4 level.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and Kanji.
B. Listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents.
C. Explain various kinds of conditions and situations.
D. Express desires, intension, impressions and feelings.
E. Identify and recognize 120 Kanji.

Course Content

A. Read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and Kanji.
1. Make a plan to do something.
2. Talk about daily activities.
B. Listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided in slow speech.
1. Talk about information to get from others.
2. Explain a difficult situation.
3. Discuss accomplishments and received advice in discussions about hobbies and studies.
C. Explain various kinds of conditions and situations.
1. Explain conditions and the like to ease the other person's worries or concerns.
2. Talk about travel plans.
3. Ask questions to explain a situation.
4. Describe conditions in the case based on information.
5. Explain in detail what condition something is in at its location.
D. Express desires, intension, impressions and feelings.
1. Describe feelings of worry about a suggestion or invitation.
2. Talk about future hopes or plans about hobbies or studies.
E. Identify and recognize 120 Kanji.
1. Read and write sentences using 120 Kanji.

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. When taught on campus, no special facility or equipment needed.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and capabilities; CD player; email address.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of evaluation will include:
A. Exams
B. Quizzes
C. Homework
D. Contributions to class participation

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Face-to-face questions and answers
C. Group work and activities
D. Pair work and activities

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

ABK Kooeki Zaidan Hoojin. TRY! Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4. Revised ed. Tokyo: Asia Gakusee Bunka Kyookai, 2014. ISBN-13 9784872179019.

Obara, Akiko, and Kazuko Yokoi. Mimikara Oboeru Nihongo Nooryoku Shiken Chookai Toreeningu N4. Tokyo: ALC, 2011. ISBN-13 9784757420540.

Karasawa, Kazuko, Tomoko Kigami, and Mikiko Shibuya. Nihongo Challenge Kanji N4-5. Tokyo: ALC, 2017. ISBN-13 9784872177572.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Every month, students are required to read two dialogues and a story which consists of two or three paragraphs and answer some questions about the story that contains the grammar they studied in the chapter.

B. Outside of class assignments: Students will write answers to review questions for each lesson in the textbook.

 

Discipline(s)

Foreign Languages