Academic Catalog

JAPN 2: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
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:
A. Demonstrate comprehension of oral (including informal feminine/masculine speeches) messages and written (including a formal written style) messages.
B. Produce sentences, orally and in writing, based on vocabulary and functions presented in class.
C. Differentiate the use of native adjectives and borrowed adjectives in the predicate and prenominal.
D. Express feelings and wishes (differentiating the speaker's own desires and emotions from others').
E. Discuss some Japanese behaviors and customs and carry out culture-oriented tasks.
F. Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji.

Course Content

A. 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
B. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. 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
F. Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji.
1. Read and write sentences using 200+ Kanji

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Audio CDs and software.
B. Genki Resource Library: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/resources
C. Genki Self Study Room: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self
D. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with java-script enabled Internet browsing software, media plug-ins, and relevant computer applications.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Classroom preparation and participation in discussion
B. Oral testing activities
C. Quizzes and tests
D. Final examination
E. Written assignments
F. Cultural report
G. Online listening, reading and writing assignments

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Face-to-face questions and answers
C. Group work and activities
D. Pair work and activities
E. Small group conversation practice with in-class tutors
F. Feedback on oral presentations
G. Feedback on writing exercises

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Banno, Eri, et. al. Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. (with audio CDs) Vol. 1., 2nd ed. Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2011.

Banno, Eri, et. al. Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. Workbook (with audio CDs) Vol. 1, 2nd ed. Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2011.



Although these texts are older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, they remain seminal texts in this area of study.



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

Genki Resource Library: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/resources

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

 

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

A. Reading the grammar points and model dialogues in the textbook and the workbook.

B. Read the online resource materials to prepare for in-class discussions.

C. Read online articles on current and historical issues involving Japan to prepare for in-class discussions.

D. Essay writing and compositions.

 

Discipline(s)

Foreign Languages