About JAPN 2100 A

Continuation of JAPN 1200 designed to enable the students to converse in everyday Japanese and to read and write basic texts. Prerequisite: JAPN 1200 or equivalent.

Notes

Prereqs enforced by the system: JAPN 1200 or Instructor Permission and prereq override; Fourth hour required online Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

こんにちは Kon'nichiwa! This course is a continuation of Elementary Japanese II, the aim of which is to provide you with the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with a solid understanding of the basic structure of the language and its cultural/social context. It is highly interactive and you will be encouraged to work with your classmates in and out of class to practice what you have learned. Lessons 11-16 of Genki I & II textbooks will be covered in class. Textbook and Workbook: 3rd Edition of Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. Website: https://genki3.japantimes.co.jp/en/student/ Please contact me if you have any questions at Kazuko.Suzuki@uvm.edu. I look forward to having you in my class! Suzuki

Section Expectation

At the end of the course, you should be able to use Japanese to: -Read, write, and identify 94 new kanji characters Lesson 11 -Express desires (たい) -Combine verbs (たり~たりする) and nouns (や) -Talk about past experiences (ことがある) Lesson 12 -Express excessiveness (すぎる) and reasons (ので). -Explain necessity to do something (なければいけません) -Give explanations (んです) and suggestions (ほうがいいです), and predictions (でしょう) Lesson 13 -Describe abilities (-れる) and reasons (し) -Express guesses on basis of impressions (そうです) and the idea of trying something (てみる) -State contracts and limitations (なら) and frequency of events (に#かい) Lesson 14 -Express desires (ほしい) and possibility (かもしれません) -Explain giving and receiving (あげる、くれる、もらう) -Convey advice (たらどうですか) and emphasis (も・しか) Lesson 15 -Invite someone casually (-う) -Describe an action performed in preparation for something (ておく) -Use sentences to qualify nouns Lesson 16 -Request humbly (ていただけませんか) -Share your hope for something nice to happen (といい) -Use the word 時(とき) to describe when something happens or happened -Apologize using te-form verb (てすみませんでした) There will be quizzes on vocabulary and kanji for each lesson. There will also be written tests and individual speaking tests.

Evaluation

Tentative Grading Scale Attendance and Performance:20% Quizzes: 20% Assignments: 15% Test Lesson 11 & 12: 15% Test Lesson 13 & 14: 15% Test Lesson 15 & 16: 15%

Important Dates

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Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

Deadlines
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Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw with 25% Refund
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