Course Content and Outcome Guide for JPN 111B
- Course Number:
- JPN 111B
- Course Title:
- First Yr Japanese Conversation
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Course DescriptionProvides practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Japanese in a conversational format. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in JPN 150 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
JPN 111B is offered simultaneously with JPN150. This is a conversation- tutorial class for extended practice in order to foster better understanding of the materials presented in JPN150.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
A. Manage common interactions in highly predictable settings.
B. Begin to apply language-learning skills including inference and circumlocution skills.
C. Recognize and identify a limited range of linguistic and cultural differences within the Japanese speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to ones own culture.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:
- Active participation in class
- Individual presentations
- Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural, and aural competencies, including reading and and writing of syllabaries
- Oral interviews with partner or instructor
- In class, interactive student role-plays
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Greetings, introductions and leave-takings
- Age, birth month, and nationality
- Location, provinces and towns within Tokyo district
- Japanese last names
- Time, weather, telephone numbers and price
- Academic subjects and majors
- Verbs in non-past, mid-level formal speech or Masu-form
- Verbs in past, mid-level formal speech, Masu-form
- Numbers, native Japanese and Sino-Japanese system
- Single particles
- Predicate using the Copula, i-adjectives and na-adjectives
- Verbs in gerund
- Personal pronouns and demonstrative pronouns
- Physical and personality descriptions
- Verbs in non-past, informal speech, affirmative
- Positional words
- Daily and weekend activities
- Invitations in a culturally appropriate manner
- Manages introductions, leave taking, and basic formulaic exchanges including comments on weather in a culturally appropriate manner.
- Exchanges basic personal information using a few basic polite forms of noun.
- Expresses time, telephone numbers, price, and days of the week.
- Makes statements about daily activities, and likes and dislikes.
- Expresses future activities.
- Expresses past activities.
- Recognizes basic linguistic and cultural differences between non-Indo-European and Indo-European worlds.
- Formulates simple questions and answers.
- Identifies and names people and objects.
- Writes lists and discrete sentences using syllabaries and a few Kanji.
- Reads for general meanings in texts using some cognates.
- Expresses existence for animate and inanimate objects and locations.