Spring 2009

Experience with Authentic Japanese Materials

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-06


Kozue Miyama (Sections 01 and 02)
Wako Tawa (Sections 01 and 02)


This course is a continuation of Japanese 05. The course will provide sufficient practice of reading authentic texts and viewing films to prepare for the next level, Japanese 11, in which various genres of reading and films will be introduced. Throughout the course, the development of more fluent speech and stronger literacy will be emphasized by studying more complex and idiomatic expressions. Acquisition of an additional few hundred characters (Kanji) will be part of the course. The class will be conducted mostly in Japanese. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group. Students will be required to practice with the materials that are on the course website at the college. Two group meetings and two individualized or small group evaluations per week are normally required throughout the semester. Requisite: Japanese 05 or equivalent. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer Miyama. Assistant.