Japanese Language School
1881 Pine Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Term (Contact hours) Spring 2018
Class & Section
Wednesday Evening (I4WE)
Meeting day & Time Wednesday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor Reiko Kondo
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: apologize and give an
excuse, make and accept an offer, describe things, thank or decline offers of
help, propose a joint course of action, substantiate a point with reasons, call
a taxi by phone and give directions to the taxi driver, and reproduce 80% or
more KANJI introduced during the term.
TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
1. Required: The Tsukuba Group. (1992).
Situational Functional Japanese
(Lessons 13-16, Vol. 2: Notes &
Drills). Tokyo: Bonjinsha. [Available at
Kinokuniya Bookstore, San
Francisco--Geary & Webster, Phone 415-567-7625.]
a) Makino, S., & Tsutsui, M. (1986). A Dictionary of Basic Japanese
Grammar. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times.
ジャポニカ 漢字の練習 小学4年上・下
c) Practice Japanese on the Internet.
d) Online dictionaries.
e) Practice Kanji on the Internet.
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
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
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 (10/3)
Introduction and Lesson 13
Week 2 (10/10) Lesson 13 L13 Voc. Quiz(Notes&Drills)
Week 3 (10/17) Lesson 13 Kanji Quiz
Week 4 (10/24) Lesson 14 L14 Voc. Quiz(Notes& Drills)
Week 5 (10/31) Lesson 14 Kanji
Quiz #2 (L.14)
Week 6 (11/7) Lesson 15
L15 Voc. Quiz(Notes & Drills)
Week 7 (11/14) Lesson 15
Kanji Quiz #3 (L.15)
11/21 Thanksgiving Holiday NO CLASS
Week 8 (11/28) Lesson 16 L16 Voc. Quiz(Notes& Drills)
Week 9 (12/5) Lesson 16 Kanji
Quiz #4 (L.16)
Week 10 (12/12) Final Exam
Week 11 (12/19)
Lesson 16 &Review
assignments on specific dates will be available from your instructor in class.
POLICY ON FINAL EXAM
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
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. 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.
6. 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
7. The final exam's Kanji section must meet 80% minimum score to register for a
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 before the PROGRESS REPORT is submitted (from
the teacher to the Soko Gakuen Records Office), NO CERTIFICATES can be issued.