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Japanese 132

R. Loftus

rloftus@willamette.edu

Elementary Japanese II

 

Spring 2016

Walton Hall 144

x6275

Office Hours: M, F 10:00-11:00 am

T, Th 9:30-10:30 am and by appointment

Textbook: Nakama 1 by Makino and Hatasa plus the Student Activities Manual (SAM)

Nakama 1 is a newly revised textbook that brings practical, everyday Japanese into the language classroom with an emphasis on gaining language proficiency. Each lesson has clear objectives in terms of teaching the students to be able to carry out certain language tasks: talking about your likes and dislikes, going shopping, eating out at restaurants, describing your family, counting, etc. Your text, and the materials which accompany it, including the audio files, workbook and any other online materials, are your keys to a successful language learning experience.You need to use them in an integrated fashion. For each grammar point in the text marked with a Roman Numeral, there is a corresponding assignment in the workbook. DO THE HOMEWORK WHEN IT IS ASSIGNED, and then, at the next class session we will review and reinforce the items that you have studied and practiced.

When working with grammar, vocabulary and kanji, you should say things out loud as much as you can; you need to be able to learn by ear because speaking skills cannot be learned solely through the eye. All our work in class and the studying you do at home are based on this principle. Feel free to consult the Nakama webpage.

As before, use the kanji learning modules found here.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1.     To learn to speak the target language in such a way as to be able to communicate effectively in a limited number of task-oriented situations modeled on dialogues and exercises found in the textbook, and to show signs of developing the capacity to initiate sustain, and close a general conversation in face-to-face situations.

2.     To learn how to read and understand the target language within the limitations of the ability to recognize the phonetic symbols of two alphabets and approximately 75 of the Chinese characters with which modern Japanese is written.   To be able to apply this basic reading knowledge to relatively simple, connected paragraphs dealing with basic personal and social information.

3.     To learn how to listen and understand longer and more sustained utterances in the target language than was the case in Japanese 131

4.     To learn to write sentences, brief synopses, short paragraphs and letters in the target language using the two phonetic scripts and approximately 75 of the Chinese characters with which modern Japanese is written.

NOTE: For every class hour, there is an expectation of 2-3 hours work outside of class.  Since our class meets four times a week for 50 minutes so you should expect to do 6-9 hours outside of class engaged in course-related activities such as homework, practising the written form of the language, visiting the World Language Studio, making flash cards, undertaking vocabulary study, developing your skills by practicing on your own, working with your language partner, signing up for tutoring with our Language Assistant, Shotaro Kumano <skumano>, etc. See below for more tasks that you might wish to spend time on.

 

Student Activities Manual (SAM): Hatasa & Hatasa Student Activities Manual (WB) contains exercises and homework assignments to accompany each lesson. Portions of assignments will be on the student audio CDs and also online on WISE .

 

"There is no perfect teacher. . . .The point is to make a sincere effort to become a perfect student of an imperfect teacher."

Fujita Issho, Zen Master

 

 

 

Key Requirements:

1. Regular Attendance--no more than 3 unexcused absences (10%)

2. Completion of Regular Homework Assigments on schedule (10%)

3. In-Class Quizzes (15%)

4. In-Class Unit Tests (4) and Final (65%)

5. Regular Preparation and Practice of Vocabulary and Sentence patterns with each lesson

6. Assigned tasks with Language Partner when possible.

7. Oral Assessment Interview in my office at the end of the Semester

Schedule:

NOTE: The schedule below and the Assignments represent thePLAN for our course of study; things are set up according to a certain pace. But, "things" do not always go exactly according to plan, so please be aware that we may get off schedule from time to time. I will try and update the webpage in a timely manner, but there may be times when assignments differ from what you see on the syllabus. Please be alert to what we go over in class and what I say about the next Homework assignment.The operating principle always is that we introduce the new Grammar Point (always roman numerals I-V for each lesson) and follow that with the corresponding Assignment in the SAM. If we cover the Grammar Note sufficiently, then we will do the appropriate Homework that evening; but if we have not introduced the new point yet, then we will probably not. We may do something else instead. it's called improvising!

Jan. 18

Greetings; Review Final Exam from Fall Semester;

How was your winter break? (ふゆ休みはどうでしたか)

Review Nakama material

Introduce Kanji for L.7 Kanji

New Vocab: Food, Drinks, Sports, Music and Hobbies

 

 

 

Kanji L. 7 SAM, 207-208

 

19

Continue with New Vocab.: Food, Drinks, Sports, Music and Hobbies (continued)

L. 7 Favorite Things and Activities: Introduce Dialogue

 

 

 

SAM, p. 187

Kanji Practice Sheet (Handout)

 

 

 

21

Grammar I. Expressing Likes and Dislikes with 好き and きらい; use of particle

 

Kanji Practice

SAM I, pp. 189-190

 

22

Grammar II. Verbs in the Dictionary Form + to nominalize the verb, e.g., えいがを みるのが 好き

More Practice Dictionary forms, nominalizing verbs with Verb df+の

Helpful You tube Video on Dictionary Form of Verbs

 

 

SAM II,pp. 191-192

 

 

Jan. 25

Grammar III. of contrast; as but;

 

 

 

 

SAM III, pp. 193-195

 

 

26

Grammar IV. Making Comparatives:

A は Bより ___ More than B, A is_____

A より B の 方 が~, and using the Superlative (Ichiban/一番) pp. 27-32

 

 

 

SAM IV, pp. 197-200

 

 

 

28

Grammar V. Giving reasons ( ので ) with Verbs in their Dictionary Form (~V-df)--or the Plain Negaitve (~nai form): See "Dictionary" forms;

Using V-df+ので as Reason;

i-Adjectives (+ので) and na-Adjectives (+なので)

More Practice with Plain (-る or -う) forms of Verbs pp. 33-35

Kanji Practice

 

 

 

 

Assignment Postponed

 

 

 

29

Kanji Review, Kanji Quiz

More Practice with Reasons/Comparisons

SAM V, pp. 201-203

SAM Integration, pp. 205-206

 

Practice L. 7

 

Feb. 1

Listening and Reading 38-44;

Revisit dialogue;

Review, Integration

 

 

 

SAM, Listening Activties I-III, 209-213

 

 

 

 

2

Review and Practice

 

SAM, Listening IV-V+ Dict-A-Conversation, pp. 215-219

   

Review Materials L. 7

4

Review and Practice

 

 

5

L.7 Chapter Test --Postponed unti Monday

 

 

 

 

Feb. 8

L.7 Chapter Test

 

 

 

 

Kanji L8 ,

SAM, pp.237-238

 

See also Kanji here and Kanji L.8 here

 

9

L. 8 Shopping

New Vocab: Clothing, Accesseories, more numbers above 100, 「うりば」place or department where they sell items, Adding-subtracting numbers, Using number like 100, 1,000 and 10,000 (百、千、一万)

Expressions like "Do you have a...." "Please show me a..." "Please get me a...""Please put in in a box," etc.

Plus Kanji

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM, Intro, pp. 221-222

Kanji Worksheet L.8

More kanji stroke order

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

L8 Dialogue

Shopping: Grammar I ~ん です as an explanation or confirmation, pp. 62-64

 

 

SAM I, pp. 223-24

 

12

L. 8 Grammar II. Expressing desire using X が ほしい hoshii, and Verb stem+-tai form

SAM II, pp. 225-226

 

 

Quiz Yourself--Vocab

Other useful kanji materials with example sentences

15

L. 8 Grammar III. Counters: ~まい, ~本, ~さつ, ~ひき

 

 

SAM III, 227

 

 

 

 

Kanji L. 8

16

Grammar IV. Japanese Origin Numbers p. 322

Practicing w/Counters

 

Numbers above 100

 

 

 

SAM, IV, p.229

 

 

 

   

Other similar materials for kanji L. 8 click here.

18

L. 8 Grammar V. Talking about Prices with 円/Yen and counting floors with ~kai

 

L. 8 Kanji Practice

 

SAM V, 231-232

SAM, Integration, pp. 233-235

 

19

 

L. 8 Listening Practice and Reading; Revisit Dialogue

 

L. 8 Kanji Practice

Kanji quiz

 

 

SAM Listening I-II, pp. 239-241

Practice L.8

 

 


Feb. 22

L. 8 Review

 

 

SAM Listening III--V +Dicta, pp. 243-247

 

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L. 8 Review

 

 

 

Review Materials L. 8

     

25

L. 8 Review

 

 

 

 

 

26

L. 8 Unit Test

 

 

 

 

Kanji L9 and Kanji L9 here, too,

SAM pp. 265-266

 

 

 

 

 

Map

29

L.9 Intro Restarants and Invitations:

New Vocab--Foods, Cuisines, at Restaurants

 

 

 

 

SAM, Intro, p. 249

See also L9 Kanji here

 

 

 

March 1

L. 9 Grammar I. Making choices: X ni shimasu;

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM, I, pp.251-52

Another look at Kanji L9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanji Reading Practice L9

 

3

L. 9 Grammar II Making Proposals using ~ましょうか and ~ましょう

Doll Festrival or "ひなまつり"= March 3

hina

人形 hina-ningyō displays dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period

See a link here.

 

SAM II, p. 253

 

 

 

4

L.9 Grammar III Question Word + Ka

See also this link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM III, pp. 255-256

 

 

 

 

Mar. 7

L.9 Grammar IV Reasons using から; conjunction けど (ke(re)do(mo)

 

 

Practice

 

 

SAM IV, pp. 257-258

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HOMEWORK POSTPONED:

SAM V, pp. 259-260

SAM Integration, pp. 261-263

 

 

    L. 9 Practice

10

L.9 Grammar V Verbs and Adj + soo da = seems like, looks like

 

L.9 Kanji Reading Practice

 

Listening, Reading and Dialogue

 

 

SAM V, pp. 259-260

SAM Integration, pp. 261-263

11

L. 9 Review;

Kanji Quiz L.9

 

SAM, Listening I-III pp. 267-271

 

 

 

 

14

L. 9 Review

SAM Listening IV-V +Dicta Conversation, pp. 273-77

Vocab Practice-Quiz

15

 

L. 9 Review

 

Review Materials L. 9

Another vocab practice Quiz

   

17

L. 9 Pre-Test

 

 

 

Review Materials L. 9

 

 

 

 

18

Begin DVD, The Cat Returns (45 Minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING sprbrksprbrksprbrkBREAK

March 21-25

NO CLASSES

Mar 28

Finish The Cat Returns as necessary (30 minutes)

Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

See interesting video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=52raDbtNpa4

Introduce Kanji L. 10 and New Vocab

 

 

 

L. 10 Kanji, and HERE, too

SAM pp. 295-296

(Due Tuesday 3/29)

 

 

 

See also this Kanji page for L 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

L. 10 My Family New Vocab: Kinship Terms, Physical features, Personality, etc.

 

Review L. 9

 

 

 

 

Look at SAM, Intro, 279-282

Prepare for L. 9 Test

 

 

 

 

     

31

Complete Ch. 9 Unit Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. 10 Practice

 

 

 

 

April 1

L. 10 My Family New Vocab: Kinship Terms, Physical features, Personality, etc.

L.10: Dialogue

 

L. 10, Kanji /Vocab Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hnad in SAM, Intro, 279-282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 4

Grammar I Order within the Family , 一番目、二番目

 

Review Family Terms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM I, 281-283

Kanji Worksheet L. 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. 10 Practice

 

 

 

5

L. 10, Grammar II, V-ている form = resulting state Remember V-て form?

 

 

Review Grammar, Practice Kanji

 

 

 

SAM II, 285-86

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

7

L. 10 Grammar III, Physical Appearance or Skills and ability using  

Xは Yが___です

 

 

Review Grammar, Practice Kanji

 

 

SAM Grammar III, 287-288

 

 

 

L. 10 Vocab Practice/Quiz

 

8

L. 10 Grammar IV Modifying Clauses

 

L. 10 Grammar IV Describing People with Noun Modifying Phrases

 

Kanji Review/Reading

 

 

 

SAM IV, 289-290

 

April 11

10 Grammar V Opinions +とおもう( I think/feel that...)

 

 

SAM V + Integration pp. 291-294

 

Kanji Practice

 

12

L. 10 Review; とおもうPractice;

SAM, Listening I-III,pp. 297-302

 

 

 

   

14

L. 10 Listening and Reading Practice

Kanji Review

 

SAM, Listening I-III,pp. 297-302

 

15

Reading Practice, Nakama

Kanjii Review and then

Kanji Quiz

 

 

 

SAM, Listening,  IV-V+Dicta Conversation,pp. 303-307

 

Review Materials L10

 

 

 

 

April 18

L. 10 Review L. 10

 

 

 

 

 Review Materials L10

 

 

 

19

L. 10 Review L. 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

21

L. 10 Chapter Test

 

 

Change of Plans: No Prep Wrok for L. 11

NOTE: for L. 11, Koishi-sensei wants you to have your SAM workbook pages in tact for L. 11, so we will not tear pages out and hand them in

Kanji L. 11,

 

See also this Kanji Page for L. 11 and this Kanji L11 page, too

 

 

22

Begin Comprehensive Review of Nakama L. 2-9

Plus a little teeny Peek at L. 11, Grammar II.

Plain negative (-nai) forms and the Plain Past (-ta) form of verbs;

4 Sentence Types

Begin Scheduling Oral Interviews II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 25

More Comprehensive Review of Nakama L. 2-9

Practice Plain negative (-nai) and Plain Past (-ta) form of verbs;

 

 

 

 

 

26

Peek at L. 11 Grammar IV, ADJくform /ADV or Noun + に +

なるor する

Practice with なる

L. 11, V 〜でしょう、〜かもしれない、〜かな

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Review of Nakama L. 2-6

 

 

4 Sentence Types

 

Interesting grammar Video

28

Continue Comprehensive Review of Nakama L. 6-9

 

 

29

Reviewing Plain Negatives of Verbs

Final Review Sentences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Monday May 2 Review
Tuesday May 3 Final Review

 

 

 

Final Exam (approximately two hours) will be on

Friday May 6 at 8:30-11:00am