Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as JAPA-103
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.
Fall and spring semesters. Senior Lecturer Kayama and Professor Tawa.
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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.