Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
JPN 213B
Course Title:
Intermediate Japanese Conversation
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Course Description

Designed to provide extended practice for better understanding of the materials presented in JPN 203. Recommended: Completion of JPN 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

JPN 213B may be offered simultaneously with JPN203. This is a conversation-tutorial class for extended practice in order to foster better understanding of the materials presented in JPN203.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Manages common interactions in highly predictable settings, using basic vocabulary, non-past and past tense. 

  • Begins to apply language-learning skills including deduction and circumlocution skills. 

  • Recognizes and begins to contrast linguistic and cultural differences between non-Indo-European and Indo-European language speaking worlds. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by any combination of the following: 

  1. Active participation in class

  2. Individual presentations

  3. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading,  writing, cultural, and aural competencies, including reading and and writing of syllabaries

  4. Oral interviews with partner or instructor 

  5. In class, interactive student role-plays