Intermediate Japanese I
Call NO18208 (Fukuma Meyerer)
M.W.: 1:40 - 2:35 (HU 108)
T.TH.: 1:15 - 2:35 (SS108)
Call NO 18210 (Kaya Wojnovich)
M.W.: 2:45 - 3:40 (HU108)
T.TH.: 2:45 - 4:05 (HU108)
Call NO 26622 (Fukuma Meyerer)
M.W.: 11:30 - 12:25 (HU019)
T.TH.: 11:45 - 1:05 (HU019)
The goal of this course is for the students
to acquire basic communication skills in
Japanese and to learn Japanese culture. By
the end of this course, students will be
able to understand and engage in basic Japanese
conversations and communicate using the polite
and casual speech levels in basic social
settings. Also, students will be able to
demonstrate correct usage of basic grammar
such as potential and volitional verb forms,
sentences to qualify nouns, give/receive
verbs, making suggestions, making requests,
hearsay, tara-conditional, and transitive/intransitive
verb pairs. Additionally, 79 new kanji characters
are introduced. Students are expected to
read and write them by the end of the semester.
- Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikako
Shinagawa, Kyoko Takashiki. Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary
Japanese. The Japan Times (Required)
- Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikako
Shinagawa, Kyoko Takashiki. Genki II: An Intergrated Course in Elementary
Japanese. Workbook. The Japan TImes (Required)
- Genki Students CD II. The Japan Times (Required)
- Kodansha's Furigana Japanese dictionary:
Japanese English, English Jpanase, Kodansha (recommended)
- Lessons to be covered: Lesson 13 - 17, and
part of Lesson 18
- Kanji 79 reading and writing practice
- Japanese composition practice
- Some Japanese culture studies
Japanese Composition (Sakubun)
(Listening 3%/ Grammar and Kanji 12%)
The grading scale is shown below.
93 - 100% A: 90 - 92 % : A- 87 - 89 %; B+,
83 - 86%: B, 80 - 82 %: B-, 77 - 79 %: C+,
73 - 76 %: C, 70 - 72 %: C-, 67 - 69 %: D+,
63 - 66 %: D, 60 - 62 %, D-, 0 - 59 %; E
Lesson Quizzes: 9/17(TH) Lesson 13 Quiz, 10/6(T) Lesson 14
Quiz, 10/15(TH) Midterm Exam (L13,14,15),
11/3(T) Lesson 16 Quiz, 11/19(TH) Lesson
Kanji Quizzes: 9/21 (M) Lesson 13 (+ L9 Review) Kaqnji
Quiz, 10/1 (TH) Lesson 14 (+L10 Review) Kanji
Quiz, 10/19(M) Lesson 15 Kanji Quiz (L13,14,15),
10/29(TH) Lesson 16 (+L11 Review) Kanji Quiz,
11/17(W) Lesson 17 (+L12 Review) Kanji Quiz
Vocabulary Quizzes:9/8(T) L13 Vocabulary #1, 9/10(TH) L13 Vocabulary
#2, 9/23(W) L14 Vocabulary #1, 9/29(M) L14
Vocabulary #2, 10/8 (TH) L15 Vocabulary #1,
10/13(T) L15 Vocabulary #2, 10/22(TH) L16
Vocabulary #1, 10/26 (M) L16 Vocabulary #2,
11/5 (TH) L17 Vocabulary #1, 11/10 (T) L17
Vocabulary #2, 11/24(T) L18 Vocabulary #1,
11/30 (M) Vocabulary #2
Listening Final Examination: 12/7(M)
Grammar and Kanji Final Examination (L16, L17, part of L18) : TBA (Examinatin
Students are expected to write a Japanese
composition using new grammar structures
in every lesson. The titles of the composition
and the dues are listed below. You must write
at least 200-400 letters.
- sakubun #1: Watashi no Sukina Tabemono (9/21):
Use potential form of verbs,-shi ,-sodesu
- sakubun #2: Daigaku Seikatsu de Taihenna
Koto (10/5): Use give/receive verbs,-hoshii
- sakubun #3: Watashi ga Ikitai Tokoro (10/20):
Use volitional form of verbs, relative clauses.
- sakubun #4: Dokodemo Doa o Tsukaitai Toki
(10/28): Write about a dream gadget you want
to invent. Use-tekureru /ageru /morau ,-toii
- sakubun #5: Watashi no Haha (or Chichi, Ani,
Ane, Inu etc. (11/16) Write a gossip about
somebody you know. Use-sodesu ,-tara ,-mitaidesu
Class Work Schedule
|Wk of Aug. 31
Syllabus discussion, 101, 102 Review, L13
|Wk of Sept. 7
||9/7 No Class, L13 Grammar 2,3,4, L13 Vocabulary Quiz #1, #2
|Wk of Sept. 14
||13 Grammar 5, 6, L13 Reading Practice, L13
Review, L13 Quiz
|Wk of Sept. 21
||L14 Grammar 1, 2,3,4, L14 Vocabulary Quiz #1, L13 (+ L9) Kanji
Quiz, Sakubun #1 due
|Wk. of Sept. 28
9/28 No Class, L14 Grammar 5, Reading Practice, L14 Review,
L14 Vocabulary Quiz #2,L14 (+L10) Kanji Quiz
|Wk of Oct. 5
||L15 Grammar 1,2, 3, Sakubun #2 due, L14 Quiz, L15 Vocabulary Quiz #1
|Wk of Oct. 12
||L15 Grammar 3, L 15 Reading Practice, L15
Review, L15 Vocabulary Quiz #2, Midterm Examination (L13, 14, 15)
|Wk of Oct. 19
||L16 Grammar 1,2,3,4, L15 (L13, 14,15) Kanji Quiz, Sakubun due
#3, L16 Vocabulary Quiz #1
|Wk of Oct. 26
||L16 Grammar 4,5, L16 Reading Practice, L16
Review, L16 Vocabulary Quiz #2, Sakubun due #4, L16
(+L11) Kanji Quiz
|Wk of Nov. 2
||L17 Grammar 1,2, L16 Quiz, L17 Vocabulary Quiz #1
|Wk of Nov. 9
||L17 Grammar 3,4,5,6, L17 Review, L17Vocabulary Quiz #2
|Wk of Nov. 16
||L17 Reading Practice,L17 Review, Sakubun #5 due, L17 (+L12) Kanji Quiz, L17
|Wk of Nov. 23
||L18 Grammar 1, L18 Vocabulary Quiz #1, 11/25(W) 11/26 (TH) No Class
|Wk of Nov. 30
||L18 Grammar 2, L16,17,18 Review, L18 Vocabulary Quiz #2
|Wk of Dec. 7
||Listening Final Examination
||Kanji and Grammar Final Examination
- Penalty for absences(No EXTRA WORK can make
up for the absences.) Attendance is very important. Absences are
excused only if written notes on an institutional
stationary are provided.
- One grade lower for more than 4 inexcusable absences.
- Two grades lower for more than 6 inexcusable absences.
- One letter grade lower for more than 8 inexcusable absences.
- Additional one grade lower for every 2 times of inexcusable absences after 9.
- When you come late, report it to the instructor
at the end of the class on that day. OTHERWISE YOU ARE CONSIDERED ABSENT.
- Three times of being late for more than 10
minutes to 30 minutes will equal one day
- Being late for more than half the class time
will equal one day absence.
- Penalty for late homework assignments.
- If you miss the due date for an assignment,
one grade lower for one class day late assignment.
- D(70% of the score for the assignment) is
given when overdue for more than one class/day.
- Homework that is overdue by more than a week
is acceptable with consent of the instructor.
- Participation(based on the instructor's observation):
Students are always expected to fully participate
the class. Your instructor will grade how
you participate the class in every session.
Your class performance will be graded on
the basis of following criteria. Be prepared.
On a scale of 1-10
almost always prepared and participated
half of the time prepared and participated
POLICIES (OUR TEN COMMANDMENTS)
- No Cheating/Plagiarizing. Cheating/Plagiarizing will lead to failure
on the test/assignment.
- Make-up Tests: Missing a test will lead to failure on the
test unless you arrange a make-up with the
instructor in advance. Make-ups are given
only if you have contacted the instructor
and been granted the permission before the
scheduled test time, except for emergency
cases with written proof. The time for taking
the make-up must be asoon as possible after
the original test, at the instructor's discretion.
- Always Speak Japanese! The moment you have learned a Japanese word,
forget the English equivalent. You do not
have to know everything to say a Japanese
sentence. Use a Japanese sentence structure
and throw English words in it, if you do
not know them in Japanese.
- Instructors are your learning tools. We are here for your lerning. If you want
a tutor, we are your tutors. Ask any of the
instructors not just the instructor of your
- Make many Mistakes! You learn the best when you make mistakes.
Others can learn from your mistakes, too.
Do not be afraid of making mistakes.
- Ask Many Questions! You also learn the best when you ask questions.
There are NO stupid questions. If you do
not understand something, do not hesitate
to ask your instructor questions.
- When you are in Japanese class, you are often
expected to follow Japanese ways in class.
Remember that your class is one of the few,
if not only, occasions to experience Japan.
Pretend that you are in Japan when in class.
- No chewing gums and eating food./No going
to the bathroom during class. /Cell phones should be turned off. These things are not permitted during class.
- Keep your appointment with instructors. Be
punctual. If you cannot come at the scheduled
time or must reschedule, call beforehand.
If for some reason, you could not call in
advance, call afterward as soon as you can.
- It takes TIME, EFFORT, and RELAXED ATTITUDE
to master a foreign language. Be patient,
relaxed and STUDY HARD.