Spring 2011

Beyond Basic Japanese

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-04


Ikumi Kayama (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)
Wako Tawa (Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08)


This course is a continuation of Japanese 03. The course will emphasize active learning from each student in the class by the use of the materials on the course website and individual or small group discussions with the instructor. By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to use basic Japanese structures with a substantial vocabulary and to have attained post-elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency levels. As for literacy, a few hundred new characters (Kanji) will be added by reading and writing longer passages. 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 01 or equivalent. Spring semester. Professor Tawa and the Department.


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015