Elementary Japanese IB (4H course)

Numbering Code U-LAS29 10002 SJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 4 Course Type Seminar (Foreign language)
Target Year All students Target Student International students
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.4・5
Instructor name IEMOTO TAROU (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The goal of this course is to develop fundamental skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with emphasis on grammatical accuracy and pragmatically appropriate language use.
Course Goals To learn about 80 basic sentence patterns, 900 essential words, and 145 Kanji.
To be able to understand simple sentences concerning daily life and familiar topics.
To be able to answer questions, express your intentions and communicate with others in an appropriate manner.
To attain a level of proficiency equivalent to the JLPT N5 or CEFR A1 levels.

JLPT N5/ CEFR A1 レベルに相当するレベルを達成すること。
Schedule and Contents This class will cover weeks 16-30 listed below this semester. Weeks 1-15 were covered in the previous semester. In-class activities and grammar patterns are as follows:
Lessons covered last semester (Elementary Japanese IA (4H course)).
Weeks 1-2 Hiragana & Katakana
Weeks 3-4 Lesson I: X wa Y desu, Question Sentences, Connecting nouns
Weeks 5-6 Lesson II. 1.kore/sore/are/dore, kono/sono/ano/dono+noun, koko/soko/ asoko/doko, dareno noun, noun+mo, noun janaidesu, ~ne/~yo
Weeks 7-8 Lesson III: Verb Conjugation, Verb types and the “present tense,” Particles, Time Reference, ~masenka, Word Order, Frequency Adverb, The Topic Particle wa
Weeks 9-10 Regular Exam and Lesson IV: Xga arimasu/imasu, Describing where things are, Past Tense of desu, Past Tense of Verbs,.mo, -jikan, takusann, to
Weeks 11-12 Lesson V: Adjectives, sukina/kiraina, ~mashou/~mashouka, Counting
Weeks 13-14 Lesson VI: Te -form, ~tekudasai, ~temoiidesu, ~teha ikemasen, Describing Two Adjectives, ~kara, ~mashouka
Week 15 Final Exam
Lessons to be covered this semester (Elementary Japanese IB (4H course)).
Week 16 Lesson VII: ~te iru, Mearii san ha kamiga nagai desu, Te-forms for Joining Sentences, verb stem + ni iku, Counting people
Weeks 17-18 Regular exam 2 and Lesson VIII: Short Forms, Informal Speech, ~to omoimasu/~to itte imashita, ~naidekudasai, verb no ga sukidesu, ga, nani ka and nani mo
Weeks 19-20 Lesson IX: Past tense short forms, Qualifying Nouns with Verbs and Adjectives, mada~te imasen, ~kara
Weeks 21-22 Lesson X: Comparing items, adjective/noun+no, tsumorida, adjective+naru, dokokani/dokonimo, de
Weeks 23-24 Lesson XI. 1.~tai, 2.~tari~tarisuru, 3.~koto ga aru, 4. noun A ya noun B
Weeks 25-26 Regular Exam 3 and Lesson XII:~ndesu, 2.~sugiru,~houga iidesu, ~node, ~nakerebanarimasen/~nakyaikemasen, ~deshou
Weeks 27-28 Review
Weeks 29-30 Review, Final Exam
Evaluation Methods and Policy ・「参加態度」30%、と「3回の小テスト、期末試験」70%で評価する。
・The student's final grade will be based on 1) in-class participation (30%), and 2) three regular exams and final exams (70%).
・Details of the grading method and evaluation criteria will be provided in class.
・Students who are absent from 1/3 or more of the total number of class sessions will not be evaluated.
Course Requirements 「全学共通科目履修の手引き」を参照。
Refer to the Handbook of Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to memorize new vocabulary and to read grammatical explanations out of class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - GENKI, 3rd ed., Banno Eri. et al., , ISBN:978-4-7890-1732-9