This course enables students to obtain a greater oral proficiency while increasing their ability to read and write katakana words. Special attention is given to identifying and conjugating verb tenses and situational vocabulary. This course also features interactive elements: live one-on-one speaking appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is strong emphasis on speaking, as well as reading and writing, in this course. This is the third 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 need access to a CD player which you will use when you take your final exam (your proctor may have a CD player available for you). The computer you use should have Japanese character typing function.
First-Year Japanese, Part 2 (JAPAN 043) or equivalent
Course Outline
Unit 1: Verbs and Conjugations
Unit 2: Kana and Yodan Verbs
Unit 3: Count and Read
Unit 4: The Japanese House
Unit 5: Transportation
Unit 6: Maps and Places
Unit 7: Directions and Haiku