Textbook: Kimono 3
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- use language for informal and formal settings (express their feelings, discuss their plans and experiences, give directions, etc.) in Japanese
- understand the main idea by collecting information through reading and listening
- master more kanji and write about places where they live or have visited, their future plans
- learn more about Japan ( geography, history, way of life, traditions, art, events, holidays, literature, etc.)
Attendance and class participation
Class participation will be based on your participation in class.
Assignments will be based on completion of worksheets given in class,
homework and neatness of your work as well. If you have a reason to be
excused from class ( ex. medical reasons, personal emergency, etc.), please
let me know in advance or as soon as possible so you will get these assignments.
You will have a small quiz in each unit, which will consist of ten to twenty
vocabulary words, phrases, or sentences introduced in that unit.
This is a performance test given at the end of each unit, which will be a
skit with a partner or group.
instead of a performance test, you may have a written test of two or
three units together, which will be composed of three parts: vocabulary,
grammar, translation and reading.
Writing assignments will be given at the end of each semester.
You will write about places where you live, have lived or visited for the first semester and
a short story for the second semester. They must be turned in on time.
You will be given an oral interview at the end of each semester. It will
be a short conversation between student and teacher.
** More details will be given in class on these topics.
November Field Trip (to the nationality room at Pitt, Japanese/oriental store, and a
Japanese restaurant, and to attend some event if available)
December Nengajo (New Year’s card)
January Kakizome (Calligraphy)
February/March Japanese competition
March 3rd Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Festival)
May 5th Tango no sekku (Boy’s Festival)