The functional-communicative approach is used.
Classroom activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, discussion of reading materials, task-based conversation practice, and student presentations.
Conversation in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Systematic, in-depth study of:
- Syntactic structures
- Stylistic nuances
- Aspects of Japanese culture
The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Japanese at the intermediate level in:
- Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
- Reading comprehension of materials written in a combination of hiragana, katakana and approximately 175 kanji (more for recognition).
- Speech delivery: expressing and supporting an opinion; defending a point of view.
- Written expression: expository writing in a combination of both kana and kanji (as indicated in 2 above).
- Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities in culture.
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
An second-year Japanese textbook such as:
- Banno et al. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese II.
- The Japan Times.
- Accompanying workbook and audio materials.