Japanese Language School
San Francisco, California 94109
SPRING, SUMMER, or FALL (33
Class & Section ................................. JLPTn3&k3 Pre-Advanced
Instructor ......................................... TBA
Meeting day & Time ........................... Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6 or its equivalent. JLPT N4 level)
After four quarters of this course, the students will complete the textbook, Quartet Intermediate Japanese, which consists of 55 pre-advanced level grammar patterns and expressions, 327 Kanji, and approx. 700 new words. The lessons are focused on four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The students will be able to practice not only the test taking skills but also the communicative skills. The materials of this course will not be limited to this textbook. The contents of this course will change from quarter to quarter for four quarters. This course is designed for individuals currently at the JLPT N4 level who are aspiring to reach the N3 level. Prerequisites: successfully completed Intermediate 6 at Soko Gakuen or its equivalent.
TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
a) Quartet Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills 1 by the Japan Times.
b) Instructional materials prepared by instructor.
a) Quartet Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills Workbook. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times.
b) ジャポニカ かんじのれんしゅう 小学3年、4年. (n.d.). Tokyo, Japan: Shouwa [Available at SF Kinokuniya].
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 (see below).
a) For each class, the student is expected to study assigned work. Please use separate notebooks instead of writing in the textbook.
b) There may be a short quiz every week.
2. The class, however, may be conducted in accordance
with the needs of
the students in class within the course objectives.
CALENDAR / Weekly Schedule (The following schedule may change with fair notice.)
Week 1. Brief introduction and orientation. Lesson (To Be Announced in class)
Week 2. Lessons (To Be Announced in class)
Week 3. Lesson (To Be Announced in class)
Week 4. Lessons (To Be Announced in class)
Week 5. Lessons (To Be Announced in class)
Week 6. Lessons (To Be Announced in class)
Week 7. Lesson (To Be Announced in class)
Week 8. Lessons (To Be Announced in class)
Week 9. Lesson (To Be Announced in class)
Week 10. FINAL EXAM
Week 11. Review and Lesson (To Be Announced in class)
specific dates will be available from your instructor
1. You are expected to complete all assignments before and after the class. Memorize Kanji characters, write short essays and sentences in Japanese before coming to class.
2. From time to time, Kanji quizzes will be given (possibly as shown in the calendar).
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.
There will be NO MAKE-UP FINAL for this course.
ENDEAVORS OF THE
TEACHER WILL FAIL TO INSURE SUCCESS UNLESS YOU PREPARE
WITH DILIGENCE AND CONSTANCY THE EXERCISES TO BE GIVEN IN CLASS.