Term (Contact hours) ...........................
SUMMER, & FALL (33 hours each)
Class & Section ....................................... BEGINNING 3 SM or WE
Instructor ....................................................... TBA
Meeting day & Time ............................... Saturday 9-12noon or Wednesday 6-9pm
talk about what you want to do; talk about the weekend plans, travel plans, and business trips; talk about a sequence of actions; ask someone to do something for you; request delivery of something by a certain means at a certain time; give directions to a taxi driver; ask and answer about means of transportation, route, and time required to reach a destination; ask and answer departure and arrival times; ask permission to do something; grant and refuse permission; talk about onefs physical condition and explain a symptom; give a reason and forbid someone from doing something; when someone apologizes for something, tell him or her not to worry; talk about someone is doing now; state when an action is completed; talk about where one lives and works; talk about someonefs hobby. Some essential Kanji, Chinese characters, will be introduced.
TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
1. Required: Japanese For Busy People I Kana version (Lessons 17-24) by Kodansha USA / AJALT. [also available at Kinokuniya Bookstore, San Francisco Japan Center. Phone 415- 567-7625.]
O., & Mizutani, N. (1977 &
1979). nihongo notes (Vols. 1
3. Audio files.
and locate Japanese for Busy People I
and click on corresponding Audio Lessons.
3. Other online practices
1. One final exam (2.5 hours).
2. Upon successful completion (80% or higher attendance rate and 80% or higher final exam score) of the course, a STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT will be written if requested at the time you take the final exam.
3. Your final exam score (%) and attendance (%) will be kept in a digitized form @STUDENT GRADES AND INFORMATION REPOSITORY.
The instructor will create a relaxed, low-anxiety atmosphere through which you can acquire the previously mentioned course objectives with less effort and with ease. The instructor will use an eclectic teaching method.
1. The instructor will follow the CALENDAR / Weekly Schedule printed below.
2. In class, student and teacher (and student and student) will engage in interactive language activities, a variety of exercises, using Japanese as much as possib le. The instructor, however, will use some mechanical and meaningful drills, when necessary, to develop your kinetic memory for the training of the perceptual motor skills.
3. Students will reinforce and develop vocabulary, structure, listening to audio files and conversational skills through weekly assignments.
4. The class, however, may be conducted in accordance with the needs of the students in class within the course objectives.
CALENDAR / Weekly Schedule
Week 1. Introduction and orientation. Lesson 17
Week 2. Lesson 18
Week 3. Lesson 19
Week 4. Lesson 20
Week 5. Lesson 21
Week 6. Review
Week 7. Lesson 22
Week 8. Lesson 23
Week 9. Lesson 24
Week 10. FINAL EXAM
Week 11. Lesson 25 ................ Last Day of Class
*Weekly assignments on specific dates will be
from your instructor in class.
1. You are expected to listen to the audio files, memorize new words, read the grammar explanation in the textbook and to complete all assignments before coming to class.
2. From time to time short dictation quizzes may be given in class.
3. Please be on time for class; otherwise, you interrupt the lesson for others. Regular class attendance and participation are essential for language learning.
4. Excessive absences (more than 3 class meetings) may be cause for repetition of the course.
5. The results of your final exam (%) and attendance (%) will be kept in a digitized form @STUDENT GRADES AND INFORMATION REPOSITORY. Your PROGRESS REPORT will be kept in the Soko Gakuen Records Office, and the Office will release it only upon your request.
6. When you obtain a score of 80% or higher on the final exam, you move up to a higher level class. Soko Gakuen's exit criteria for each class/level are based on the 1987 ACTFL Japanese Language Proficiency Guidelines.
POLICY ON FINAL EXAM
If you are unable to take the final exam on the scheduled date due to circumstances beyond your control, the exam will be given only in a similar test-taking situation (under supervision of an instructor at Soko Gakuen). Unless the final exam is made up before the PROGRESS REPORT is submitted (from the teacher to the Soko Gakuen Records Office), NO CERTIFICATES can be issued.
ALL THE ENDEAVORS OF THE TEACHER WILL FAIL TO
YOU PREPAREWITH DILIGENCE AND CONSTANCY
THE EXERCISES TO BE GIVEN IN CLASS.
YOUR PROGRESS IS OUR MAIN CONCERN !