Japanese Language School
1881 Pine Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Phone (415) 928-9608
Term (Contact hours):Spring 2018 (33 hours)
Class & Section: INTERMEDIATE 2 Wednesday Evening
Instructor: Reiko Kondo (email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://sokokondo.web.fc2.com)
Meeting day & Time: Wednesday 6-9pm
COURSE OBJECTIVES (Prerequisite: 150 contact hours of Japanese or its equivalent)
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Read and write (reproduce) 200 essential KANJI characters for educational purposes (of the 1,000 KYOIKU KANJI), and use them appropriately.
2. Guess the meaning when confronted with new KANJI characters by studying the radicals that all Kanji are composed of.
3. Fulfill urgent needs to read and write modern Japanese (signs, memos, personal letters, and simple writing).
1. Required: The Tsukuba Group. (1991). Situational Functional Japanese (Lessons 5-8, Vol.1: Notes & Drills). Tokyo: Bonjinsha. [Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore, San Francisco--Geary & Webster, Phone 415-567-7625.]
2. Recommended: a) Makino, S.,
& Tsutsui, M. (1986). A
Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. Tokyo, Japan:
The Japan Times.
b) ジャポニカ 漢字の練習 小学2年. Tokyo: Showa. [Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore, San Francisco]
c) Practice Japanese on the Web.
3. Audio cassette tapes related to the textbook lessons--signed out in Room 201, office.
1. One final exam (2.5 hours).
2. Upon successful completion (80% or higher attendance rate and 80% or higher final exam score) of the course, a STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT will be written if requested at the time you take the final exam.
3. Your final exam score (%) and attendance (%) will be kept in a digitized form @STUDENT GRADES AND INFORMATION REPOSITORY.
The instructor will create a relaxed, low-anxiety atmosphere through which you can acquire the previously mentioned course objectives with less effort and with ease. The instructor will use an eclectic teaching method.
1. The instructor will follow the CALENDAR /Weekly Schedule printed below.
2. In class, student and teacher (and student and student) will engage in interactive language activities, a variety of exercises, using Japanese as much as possible. The instructor, however, will use some mechanical and meaningful drills, when necessary, to develop your kinetic memory for the training of the perceptual motor skills.
3. Students will reinforce and develop vocabulary, structure, listening (audio cassette tapes checked out regularly) and conversational skills through weekly assignments.
4. The class, however, may be conducted in accordance with the needs of the students in class within the course objectives.
CALENDAR / Weekly Schedule
Week 1. (4/11) Lesson 5
Week 2. (4/18) Lesson 5, KANJI QUIZ #1, Verb conjugation quiz #1
Week 3. (4/25) Lesson 6, KANJI QUIZ #2, Verb conjugation quiz #2
Week 4. (5/2) Lesson 6, KANJI QUIZ #3, Verb conjugation quiz #3
Week 5. (5/9) Lesson 7, KANJI QUIZ #4, Adjective conjugation quiz
Week 6. (5/16) Lesson 7, KANJI QUIZ #5, Kanji review quiz #1
Week 7. (5/23) Lesson 8, KANJI QUIZ #6, Grammar review quiz
Week 8. (5/30) Lesson 8, KANJI QUIZ #7
Week 9. (6/6) REVIEW, KANJI QUIZ #8, Kanji review quiz #2
Week 10. (6/13) FINAL EXAM
Week 11. (6/20) REVIEW (Last Day of Class)
1. You are expected to listen to the audio cassette tapes, memorize new words, read the grammar explanation in the textbook and to complete all assignments before coming to class.
2. KANJI quizzes (KANJI from the textbooks) will be given as shown in the calendar.
3. Please be on time for class; otherwise, you interrupt the lesson for others. Regular class attendance and participation are essential for language learning.
4. Excessive absences (more than 3 class meetings) may be cause for repetition of the course.
5. When you obtain a score of 80% or higher on the final exam, you move up to a higher level class. Soko Gakuen's exit criteria for each class/level are based on the 1987 ACTFL Japanese Language Proficiency Guidelines.
6. The results of your final exam (%) and attendance (%) will be kept in a digitized form @STUDENT GRADES AND INFORMATION REPOSITORY. Your PROGRESS REPORT will be kept in the Soko Gakuen Records Office, and the Office will release it only upon your request.
7. The final exam's Kanji section must meet 80% minimum score to register for a higher class.
POLICY ON FINAL EXAM
If you are unable to take the final exam on the scheduled date due to circumstances beyond your control, the exam will be given only in a similar test-taking situation (under supervision of an instructor at Soko Gakuen). Unless the final exam is made up, NO CERTIFICATES can be issued. __
Please inform me your absence and ask permission for the makeup to the Wed. teacher before the makeup class. Intermediate 3 Wednesday evening class is following week. If you want to makeup the final exam, you have to pay $20.___________________________________________________________________________________________
ALL THE ENDEAVORS OF THE TEACHER WILL FAIL TO INSURE SUCCESS UNLESS YOU PREPARE WITH DILIGENCE AND CONSTANCY THE EXERCISES TO BE GIVEN IN CLASS.
YOUR PROGRESS IS OUR MAIN CONCERN.