• 日本語 I

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    COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

    Duringthe first 6 weeks, proficiency of the first set of writing system (Hiragana) is
    required. Hiragana will be introduced with various visual materials as practical and fun
    learning experience. After this initial period, oral practice will become the majorpart of
    the class as well as developing reading and writing skills.

    A basic vocabulary of everyday words, expressions and dialogues that take placein daily
    life will be learned in the following units of textbook "Genki I".

    Unit 1 - Meeting New Friends: Introducing Yourself, Asking Names/Occupations
    Time/Age

    Unit 2- Shopping: Asking prices, ordering at a restaurant
    Unit 3-Arranging a get-together: telling daily schedule receiving/refusing invitation

    Unit 4- First Arrangement of Get-together:Asking location of places/objects
    Talking about facts
    /customs in past

    Unit5- Trip to Okinawa: Talking about a Trip, Invitingfor Activities/Trips

    Culture plays an important role of Japanese language, making learning come to life.
    Cultural focus is on:

    Japan - The country, its peopleand annual festivities
    Food
    - Formaland home cooking

    Region - Geographical features

    Sports - Activities on National Sport Day

    Music and Dance -BonOdori Dance, winter and spring music
    Art -Traditional performing arts,origami, calligraphy arts
    Religion - Coexistence of Buddhismand Shintoism

    Education - High schooleducation in Japan


    ASSESSMENT
    Tests/Quizzes- 50%

    OralAssessment - 25%

    Homework/Classwork-25%