Course Content and Outcome Guide for JPN 112A Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
JPN 112A
Course Title:
First Year Japanese Conversation
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Course Description

Offers a review of and additional practice with structures and vocabulary presented in JPN 102. Recommended: Completion of JPN 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

JPN 112A is offered simultaneously with JPN102.  This is a conversation-
tutorial class for extended practice in order to foster better understanding
of the materials presented in JPN102 including the contents such as
expressions, vocabulary, reading, structures and underlying deep culture.
This course counts as an elective for the associate degree.  This course is
offered for one credit each term.
Successful completion of JPN111A and 101 or the equivalent language
competency to be determined by the teacher.  Concurrent enrollment in JPN
102 is mandatory.  Students whose skill level in Japanese is more advanced
than that of JPN 112A or 102 will not be admitted to his class.

Intended Outcomes for the course


Course Activities and Design

Students are expected to attend all classes, participate actively in
classroom activities, and prepare oral and short written homework
assignments.  Students may work with audio tapes in the media center or at
home, and they may meet with the teacher in conferences. Japanese will be
used in the classroom at almost all times.  Students should plan to spend
about one hour in preparation and practice outside of class for each
class session.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The course grade will be determined by regular attendance (which is
mandatory), daily active participation, and weekly assignments.  It also
depends on individual progress in listening and speaking skills such as
ability to comprehend and to express him/herself with clarity and a minimum
number of errors in Japanese to receive a passing grade.  The work of this
class is sequential, and the introduction and practice of this material take
place in class; therefore, attendance is essential.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Please refer to the appropriate section of the Course Content Guide of JPN
102 for details of structures and topics for active communication which
will be practiced.