12/15(W):Summary and the information about the final examination (handout given in class).
12/14(T):Practice reading the two stories aloud until you can read them smoothly. Discuss the content of each story.
12/13(M):Submit homework #10 in class. Check the vocabulary and kanji you are not faimiliar with in the two short stories (pp.19-22).
12/10(F): Complete your kanji quiz before 5:00 pm. Start the last homework #10.
12/9(Th): Discuss all 10 poems of your classmates in your practice session.
12/8(W): Presentation. Your poem(s) and explanation. (=homework #9). Submit kanji list.
12/7(T): Review the material of the previous day. Study the vocabulary. Read the discourse topics of the discourse practices of p.342 and p.344.
12/6(M): Submite homework #9 in class. We were unable to finish the last chapter of the book, Stage 3-8. So, we will spend the next two days to finish it up. Read Grammartextbook, Stage 3-8. We will do the following pages of Workbook 2, pp.339-344.
12/3(F):Take kanji quiz #11 by 5:00 pm. Start homework #9.
12/2(Th):First, prepare five different questions to ask your classmates in the practice session regarding the contents of the 俳句 and 川柳 you have read the previous day. Discuss the differences between short poems vs long poems. Bring a short poem that you like (it does not have to be Japanese), read it for the classmates, and explain why you like the poem.
12/1(W): Read 俳句 (p.7 of the packet) and 川柳 (p.8) and come up with your own interpretation. Submit kanji sheet.
11/30(T):Practice reading 「私が一番きれいだったとき」as smoothly as possible. Prepare questions you want to ask your classmates regarding the content of this poem. Choose two 短歌 by 俵万智 you like and explain why you like them. Compare these poems with poems you know (American or other countries).
11/29(M):Submit homework #8 in class; check the vocab of 短歌 (pp.4~5) by 俵万智 and 自由詩(pp.11-12)「私が一番きれいだったとき」.
11/19(F):Take kanji quiz #10 by 5:00 pm. Begin homework #8.
11/18(Th): Be able to explain the content of the Wednesday class. Practice reciting the poem 「生きる」until you can do so very smoothly. Find out about the poet, 谷川俊太郎 and share the information. Discuss page 17 of the packet.
11/17(W): Study the first page and pp. 9~10 of the packet. We will discuss the first page, 詩の種類 , and read one poem 「生きる」(pp.9~10) in class. Submit kanji list.
11/16(T):Discuss the movies and presentations from the Monday class (prepare questions regarding the movies/presentations of the group members)
11/15(M): Submit revised test in class; Presentation on the movie of your choice; 1:30 p.m. Professor Van Compernolle will talk on "Shall we ダンス?". Prepare a few questions to ask Professor Van Compernolle non the movie. Packet will be distributed in class.
11/12(F):Take kanji quiz #9 by 5:00 pm. Begin HW #7.
11/11(Th):Finish watching the movie (see E-reserves in CMS). Discussion on the movie (questions given on the previous day).
11/10(W):See the subheading "Syllabus" for a revised schedule.
11/9(Tu):Oral test #2
11/8(M):Written Test #2
11/5(F): PARTY! (see Announcement). Take kanji quiz #8 by 5:00 pm.
11/4(Th):Study 四字熟語 (3. p.347, WB2); practice explaining the meanings of these words in Japanese. Review 慣用句 and 諺（ことわざ） as well. Practice explaining how addresses and names on envelopes and postcards are written in Japanese. Compare with U.S. and other countries.
11/3(W):Study pp.339~344 (WB2). Skip pp.345~346 (WB2). Study Step 3.1. (p.347). We will practice writing addresses on envelopes and postcards in Japanese in class, so study the contents of the samples (pp.348~350). Submit kanji sheet #8.
11/2(Tu):Study the new vocabulary, and review the structures. Bring 3 sentences using こそ and 3 more with さえ. Discourse practices in pp.333~339 (WB2).
11/1(M):Sumit revised homework in class; submit homework #6; study pp.426~434(stage 3-8; G).
10/29(F):Take kanji quiz #7 by 5:00 pm. Start homework #6.
10/28(Th):Study 諺（ことわざ）in pp.328~329 (WB2); Do p.329 (question 7). Read alound the discourse reading (pp.329~330) until you can read it smoothly. Discussion follows (p.330, WB2).
10/27(W):Study pp.423~425 (G); pp.327~330 (WB2). Submit kanji sheet #7.
10/26(Tu):Study the new vocabulary, and review the structures. Discourse practices in pp.316~326 (WB2). Study abroad information meeting (summer fellowships; semester & one-year programs). 4:30 pm. Webster 101.
10/25(M):Submit the homework corrections in class. Study pp.409~423 (G).
10/22(F):Take kanji quiz #6 by 5:00 pm. Start homework #5.
10/21(Th):Study 慣用句 in pp.309~310 (WB2); Read alound the discourse reading (p.311) until you can read it smoothly. Discussion follows (p.312, WB2). Prepare 3 questions regarding the content of the essay that you want to ask your classmates in your practice session.
10/20(W):Study pp.406~408 (G); pp.307~312 (WB2). Submit kanji sheet #6.
10/19(Tu):Study the expressions with 気. Discourse practices in pp.298~307 (WB2).
10/18(M):Submit test corrections in class. Study pp.395~405 (G).
10/15(F):Take kanji quiz #5 by 5:00 pm. Pick-up your test (box next to my office door). Test correction, due: 10/18 (Monday) in class.
10/14(Th): Oral test #1
10/13(W): Test #1; submit kanji sheet
10/12(Tu): NO CLASS
10/11 (M): NO CLASS
10/8(F):Kanji quiz #4 by 5:00 pm. See "Homework" section for the information on test #1 (10/13) and oral test #1 (10/14).
10/7(Th): Read alound the discourse reading until you can read it smoothly. Discussion follows. (p.295, WB2). Prepare 3 questions regarding the content of the essay that you want to ask your classmates in your practice session.
10/6(W): Study pp.392~394 (G); pp.292~295 (WB2); submit kanji sheet.
10/5(Tu): Study the new vocabulary. In class, the following discourse practices will be covered: Workbook 2; pp. 284 (10), p. 288 (10), pp. 291~292 (11).
10/4(M): Submit Homework #4. Sumit revised essay. Read pp. 384-392 (G).
10/1(F):Kanji quiz #3 by 5:00 pm. Work on Homework #4.
9/30(Th): Read alound the discourse reading until you can read it smoothly. Discussion follows. (pp.276~277, WB2). Prepare one 昔話 to tell from your own country.
9/29(W): Study pp.380~383 (G); pp.272~276 (WB2)
9/28(Tu): Study the new vocabulary. In class, the following discourse practices will be covered: Workbook 2; pp. 262-263 (12, 13), p. 265 (7), p. 269 (10), p.272(8, 9).
9/27(M): Submit Homework #3. Read pp. 370-379 (G).
9/24(F):Kanji quiz #2 by 5:00 pm. Work on Homework #3.
9/23(Th): Read alound the discourse reading until you can read it smoothly (pp.254~255, WB2). Discussion follows.
9/22(W): Study pp.368~369 (G); pp.251~255 (WB2)
9/21(Tu): Study the new vocabulary. In class, the following discourse practices will be covered: Workbook 2; pp. 241-242 (9), p. 245 (12), p. 250 (14 and 15).
9/20(M): Submit Homework #2 and revised essay in class. Read pp. 354-367 (G).
9/17(F): Work on Homework #2. Take kanji quiz by 5:00 p.m.
9/16 (Th): In your practice session, you will be asked to read the passage on page 230 aloud. Before your practice session, practice reading it aloud until you can read it very fluently. Class discussion will be based on the content of the reading and the task, 11, on that page.
9/15 (W): p. 351-353(G); pp.228-230(W); Submit your kanji list in class (read the "kanji quiz" menu on CMS).
9/14 (Tu): Because we will cover a chapter a week, we focus more on learning the structures than new vocabulary items. You can learn as many vocabulary items as possible in the assigned sections, but we will not expect that you memorize each and every new vocabulary item. Before each test, I will specify which new vocabulary you must learn. In the meantime, try to use as many new vocabulary items as possible during each class. For the practice session on 9/14 (Tuesday), some discussion points of the following pages will be covered - be sure to read the questions of the following pages and understand the content of these discussion points: pp. 219 (11), 223 (11, 12), 226 (8, 9, 10, 11).
9/13(M): pp. 338-351 (G)
9/9 (Thursday): At this level, we expect the students be able to express abstract things (such as opinions, thoughts, etc.) in Japanese. For the practice session on this day, prepare a short speech, explaining interesting experiences you had this summer. Discussion during the session will be based on the students' oral presentations on the above topic. Examples - the books you read, the people you met, the places you visited, your thoughts on a certain issue in the society, etc.