Japanese

Japanese 9 (Non Credit Course) – No experience needed.

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate orally words, phrases and short sentences.
  • Draw and recognize Hiragana (Japanese written language)
  • Gain insights into historical and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.
  • Understand and construct simple sentences.
  • Understand numbers, time, and calendar vocabulary.

 

Japanese 10 (5 Credits) – No Prerequisite and no experience needed.

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate orally words, phrases and short sentences.
  • Draw and recognize Hiragana (Japanese written language)
  • Gain insights into historical and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.
  • Understand and construct simple sentences.
  • Understand numbers, time, and calendar vocabulary.
  • Understand nonverbal communication used in Japan.
  • Know the difference between informal and formal communication.
  • Communicate in the following areas: self, people around you, school, food, animals, and colors.
  • Use particles in sentences.
  • Be able to express a basic personal response.

 

Japanese 20 (5 credits) 

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate orally words, phrases and longer sentences.
  • Draw and recognize Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji
  • Gain insights into historical and contemporary elements of Japanese culture using the internet.
  • Understand and construct longer sentences.
  • Express personal views on subjects.
  • Identify problems and be able to offer solutions.
  • Use the language for fun.
  • Communicate in the areas of home, community, weather, fashion, shopping, travel, etc.

Japanese 30 (5 credits)

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate orally words, phrases and longer sentences.
  • Draw and recognize Hiragana, Katakana and more Kanji
  • Gain insights into historical and contemporary elements of Japanese culture using the internet.
  • Understand and construct complex sentences.
  • Be able to read and write simple sentences.
  • Understand and use some social conventions.
  • Make a simple promise.
  • Communicate in the areas of holidays, celebrations, traditions, entertainment, world of work, art and literature, etc.
  • initiate and participate in casual exchanges with classmates