JAPN 2: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE II
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||JAPN 1 or equivalent.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
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.
The student will be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehension of oral (including informal feminine/masculine speeches) messages and written (including a formal written style) messages.
- Produce sentences, orally and in writing, based on vocabulary and functions presented in class.
- Differentiate the use of native adjectives and borrowed adjectives in the predicate and prenominal.
- Express feelings and wishes (differentiating the speaker's own desires and emotions from others').
- Discuss some Japanese behaviors and customs and carry out culture-oriented tasks.
- Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji.
- Demonstrate comprehension of oral (including informal feminine/masculine speeches) messages and written (including a formal written style) messages
- Verbs in the dictionary form (plain non-past), -te form (gerund), and -ta form (plain past), -nai form (plain negative)
- Expression of request te and naide kudasai (please do and don't)
- Explanatory ending n desu
- Describing a state: te iru
- Permission and prohibition: te mo ii/naide
- Quoting a statement: to itte iru
- Distinguishing different styles
- Produce sentences, orally and in writing, based on vocabulary and functions presented in class
- Describing people, objects, likes and dislikes
- Inviting someone to join activities
- Time: hours, days of the week, dates, years
- Asking for/giving advice
- Making telephone calls
- Setting up appointments
- Asking for/giving permissions
- Asking for/giving directions
- Asking and explaining reasons
- Making requests/prohibiting
- Differentiate the use of native adjectives and borrowed adjectives in the predicate and prenominal
- Adjectives: -i adjectives with inflection of -i/-kunai/-katta/-ku nakatta and adjectival nouns
- Adverbial forms of –I adjectives and –na adjectives
- Express feelings and wishes (differentiating the speaker's own desires and emotions from others')
- Recognizing hesitation words and tones
- Expressing gratitude, concerns, happiness, worries, etc., using appropriate vocabulary and tones
- Discuss some Japanese behaviors and customs and carry out culture-oriented tasks
- Correcting others' mistakes politely
- Asking for advice implicitly
- Talking about a family
- Socializing and small talk
- Giving an alternative/compromising
- Showing concerns for others
- Identify and recognize some 200 Kanji
- Read and write sentences using 200+ Kanji
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Classroom preparation and participation in discussion
Oral testing activities
Quizzes and tests
Online listening, reading and writing assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
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
- Reading the grammar points and model dialogues in the textbook and the workbook.
- Reading online resource materials to prepare for in-class discussions.
- Reading online articles on current and historical issues involving Japan to prepare for in-class discussions.
- Essay writing and compositions.