21F.503 Intermediate Japanese I

Fall 2004

Kanji character for woods.
Kanji from study materials. (Illustrated by Carrene Winter Tracy.)

Course Highlights

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

Course Description

This course covers JSL (Japanese: the Spoken Language, Part 1, by Eleanor H. Jorden with Mari Noda, Yale University Press, 1987) Lessons 12 through 17, providing opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading, and writing. The program emphasizes ACTIVE command of Japanese, not passive knowledge. The goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to improve the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with fluency, building on the basic skills gained in Japanese I and II. Students learn approximately 80 Kanji characters in this course.

Special Features

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. Miyuki Hatano-Cohen
Prof. Ayumi Nagatomi
Prof. Yoshimi Nagaya

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Four sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate