21F.502 Beginning Japanese II

As taught in: Spring 2005

Kanji character for morning.

Kanji from study materials. (Illustration courtesy of Carrene Winter Tracy. Used with permission.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Yoshimi Nagaya

Prof. Ayumi Nagatomi

Course Features

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.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.