Spring 2023

Building Survival Skills in Japanese

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

Faculty

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.

Requisite: JAPA 101 or equivalent. Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturers Kayama and Miyama and Professor Tawa.

How to handle overenrollment: null

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at sentence and discourse levels in Japanese; understanding grammatical concepts; oral presentations; peer work; in-class and/or online quizzes or tests; autonomous practice; independent work; instruction in languages other than English.

Offerings

Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024