Elementary Japanese I (8H course)

Numbering Code U-LAS29 10005 SJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 8 Course Type Seminar (Foreign language)
Target Year All students Target Student International students
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.4・5・Fri.3・4
Instructor name IEMOTO TAROU (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Professor)
TAKAHASHI JUNKO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The purpose of this course is to develop fundamental skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on grammatical accuracy and pragmatically appropriate language use.
Course Goals Course goals are as follows:
・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 one's 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 Class1 Monday 3th period: Instructor: Doi
Class1 Monday 4th period: Instructor: Doi
Class1 Friday 1th period: Instructor: Shimohashi
Class1 Friday 2th period: Instructor: Iemoto

Class2 Tuesday 4th period: Instructor: Iemoto
Class2 Tuesday 5th period: Instructor: Iemoto
Class2 Friday 3th period: Instructor: Takahashi
Class2 Friday 4th period: Instructor: Takahashi
The schedule for the course and exercises is as follows.
Week 1 Hiragana & Katakana
Week 2 Lesson I: Wa, Desu, Question Sentences, Connecting nouns
Week 3 Lesson II: kore/sore/are/dore+noun, kono/sono/ano/dono+noun, koko/soko/asoko/doko, dareno noun, noun+mo, noun janaidesu, ~ne/~yo
Week 4 Lesson III: Verb Conjugation, Verb Types, Present Tense, Particles, Time Reference.~masenka, Word Order, Frequency Adverb, Topic Particle wa
Week 5 Regular Exam 1 and Lesson 4: Xga arimasu/imasu, Describing where things are, Past Tense of desu, Past Tense of Verbs, Mo, ~jikan, takusan, To
Week 6 Lesson V: Adjectives, sukina/kiraina, ~mashou/~mashouka, Counting
Week 7 Lesson VI: Te -form, ~tekudasai, ~temoi,idesu, ~teha ikemasen, Describing Two Adjectives, ~kara, ~mashouka
Week 8 Lesson VII: ~te iru, Mearii san ha kamiga nagai desu, Te-forms for Joining Sentences, verb stem + ni iku, Counting People
Week 9 Regular Exam 2 and Lesson VIII: Short Forms, Informal Speech, ~to omoimasu/~to itteimashita,~naidekudasai, verb no ga sukidesu, ga, nani ka and nani mo
Week 10 Lesson IX: Past tense short forms, Qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives, mada~teimasen, ~kara
Week 11 Lesson X: Comparing items, adjective/noun + no, ~tsumorida, adjective + naru, dokokani/dokonimo, the particle de
Week 12 Lesson XI: ~tai, ~tari~tarisuru, ~koto ga aru, noun A ya noun B
Week 13 Regular Exam 3 and Lesson XII: ~ndesu, ~sugiru, ~houga iidesu, ~node, ~nakerebanarimasen/~nakyaikemasen, ~deshou
Week 14 Review
Week 15 Review, Final Exam
Evaluation Methods and Policy ・「参加態度」30%、と「中間試験、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) mid-term exam and final exam (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 15 sessions of each class 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 read grammatical explanations outside of class in advance.
Textbooks Textbooks/References An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - GENKI, 3rd ed., Banno Eri. et al., (The Japan Times), ISBN:978-4-7890-1440-3