Fall 2023

Functional Japanese

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-201

Faculty

Kozue Miyama (Section 01)
Wako Tawa (Section 01)

Description

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 multiple 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.

Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturer 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 the intermediate level; ability to express and comprehend abstract discourse in Japanese; understanding complex 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, Spring 2015, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024