Spring 2020

Building Survival Skills in Japanese

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-103

Faculty

Fumiko U. Brown (Section 01)
Ikumi Kayama (Section 01)
Wako Tawa (Section 01)

Description

The course will emphasize active learning by each student in the class by means of the materials in the course website and individualized or small group discussions with the instructor. Small groups based on the students’ proficiency levels will be formed, so that instruction accords with the needs of each group. By the end of this course, students are expected to be familiar with most basic Japanese structures, to have acquired a substantial vocabulary, and to have gained sufficient speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency levels, which will enable the students to survive using Japanese in Japan. As for literacy, a few hundred new characters (Kanji) will be added by reading and writing longer passages. Course materials may be purchased at a reduced price through the department.

Requisite: JAPA 102 or equivalent. Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturers Brown and Miyama and Professor Tawa.

Cost: 60 ?

Keywords

Languages Other Than English

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019