Academic Catalog

JAPN 2: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2022
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: JAPN 1 or equivalent.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Produce sentences, orally and in writing based on daily familiar vocabulary and functions.
  • Describe people and things, and express likes/dislikes. Narrate using more complex structures and paragraphs. Distinguish formal and informal styles.

Description

Further development of material presented in JAPN 1. Oral and written practice in competencies in language functions: vocabulary essential to daily communicative situations, grammar necessary for carrying out functions, signals for carrying out communicative tasks, and cultural skills in specific situations. Distinguishing formal and informal styles. Additional 120 Kanji pronunciation and recognition.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of oral (including informal feminine/masculine speeches) messages and written (including a formal written style) messages.
  2. Produce sentences, orally and in writing, based on vocabulary and functions presented in class.
  3. Differentiate the use of native adjectives and borrowed adjectives in the predicate and prenominal.
  4. Express feelings and wishes (differentiating the speaker's own desires and emotions from others').
  5. Discuss some Japanese behaviors and customs and carry out culture-oriented tasks.
  6. Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji.

Course Content

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of oral (including informal feminine/masculine speeches) messages and written (including a formal written style) messages
    1. Verbs in the dictionary form (plain non-past), -te form (gerund), and -ta form (plain past), -nai form (plain negative)
    2. Expression of request te and naide kudasai (please do and don't)
    3. Explanatory ending n desu
    4. Describing a state: te iru
    5. Permission and prohibition: te mo ii/naide
    6. Quoting a statement: to itte iru
    7. Distinguishing different styles
  2. Produce sentences, orally and in writing, based on vocabulary and functions presented in class
    1. Describing people, objects, likes and dislikes
    2. Inviting someone to join activities
    3. Time: hours, days of the week, dates, years
    4. Asking for/giving advice
    5. Making telephone calls
    6. Setting up appointments
    7. Asking for/giving permissions
    8. Asking for/giving directions
    9. Asking and explaining reasons
    10. Making requests/prohibiting
  3. Differentiate the use of native adjectives and borrowed adjectives in the predicate and prenominal
    1. Adjectives: -i adjectives with inflection of -i/-kunai/-katta/-ku nakatta and adjectival nouns
    2. Adverbial forms of –I adjectives and –na adjectives
  4. Express feelings and wishes (differentiating the speaker's own desires and emotions from others')
    1. Recognizing hesitation words and tones
    2. Expressing gratitude, concerns, happiness, worries, etc., using appropriate vocabulary and tones
  5. Discuss some Japanese behaviors and customs and carry out culture-oriented tasks
    1. Correcting others' mistakes politely
    2. Asking for advice implicitly
    3. Talking about a family
    4. Socializing and small talk
    5. Giving an alternative/compromising
    6. Showing concerns for others
  6. Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji
    1. Read and write sentences using 200+ Kanji

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

When taught virtually: ongoing access to computer with JavaScript-enabled internet browsing software, media plug-ins, and relevant computer applications.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Classroom preparation and participation in discussion
Oral testing activities
Quizzes and tests
Final examination
Written assignments
Cultural report
Online listening, reading and writing assignments

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture
Face-to-face questions and answers
Group work and activities
Pair work and activities
Small group conversation practice with in-class tutors
Feedback on oral presentations
Feedback on writing exercises

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Banno, Eri, et al.. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Vol. 1, 3rd ed. (ISBN 9784789017305). 2020.

Banno, Eri, et al.. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Workbook, Vol. 1, 3rd ed. (ISBN 9784789017312). 2020.

Handouts and other authentic materials, such as TV programs, commercials and news broadcasts

GENKI 3rd edition Self Study Room: https://genki3.japantimes.co.jp/en/student/

GENKI Self Study Room: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self

Audio apps and software (downloadable at the Japan Times website)

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

  1. Reading the grammar points and model dialogues in the textbook and the workbook.
  2. Reading online resource materials to prepare for in-class discussions.
  3. Reading online articles on current and historical issues involving Japan to prepare for in-class discussions.
  4. Essay writing and compositions.

Discipline(s)

Foreign Languages