21F.502 Beginning Japanese II

Spring 2005

Kanji character for morning.
Kanji from study materials. (Illustration courtesy of Carrene Winter Tracy.)

Course Highlights

Interactive study materials, in addition to downloadable exam review materials, are available for this course.

Course Description

This course covers Lessons 7-12A of JSL (Japanese: the Spoken Language, Part 1, by Eleanor H. Jorden with Mari Noda, Yale University Press, 1987), enhancing the basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. The class emphasizes the development of communicative skills (i.e., your actual use of Japanese in contexts). By the end of this semester, students are expected to carry on a daily conversation with Japanese people.

This course will stress active command of Japanese, not passive knowledge.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... or
Japanese AutoSelect.

Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...
AutoDetect... Japanese.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character
Set... Japanese(auto-detect)

Netscape (version 7.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character Coding...
AutoDetect... Japanese.

Safari on Macintosh OS X:
From VIEW menu select Text Encoding... Japanese
(ISO-2022-JP)

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov.

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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Ayumi Nagatomi
Prof. Yoshimi Nagaya

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Four sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate