This course is an introduction to Japanese language, culture, history, and vocabulary; it includes a strong emphasis on learning to speak, write, and read Japanese. Interactive elements include live instructor-led orientations and weekly lesson review activities, live one-on-one speaking appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. This is the first course in a four-part Japanese series (JAPAN 041, 043, 051, and 053).

Course Details

All speaking appointments require high-speed internet access (hardwired if possible) and a computer with a webcam, a microphone, and speakers or headphones. Students will also need an MP3 player and recording device that allows you to listen to and save audio recordings, a scanner or method to upload electronic versions of handwritten work, and Japanese language font package on their computer to properly view the manual.
Course Outline
Unit 1: Welcome to Japan
Unit 2: Connecting Socially in Japan
Unit 3: Family and Numbers
Unit 4: The Japanese Classroom at a Glance
Unit 5: Descriptions of People and Parts
Unit 6: Verb Tenses and Grammar
Unit 7: Just in Time
Unit 8: The Japanese Calendar