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Japanese 1-2 (P) (2161, 2162)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 One year
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World Language
 UC subject area satisfied:
 e - Language Other than English
Course Description:
 This functions-based, introductory course is open to all students who wish to begin the study of Japanese language and cultures. It is intended to develop novice to mid-novice oral-language proficiency as well as limited facility in reading and writing. Major emphasis is on the development of listening and speaking abilities at the novice level with reasonably accurate pronunciation and intonation. Programmed instruction and technology, under the direction of the Japanese teacher, may be used to facilitate instruction and language practice. The course is not designed for students who are fluent or nearly fluent in Japanese as evidenced by an informal primary language assessment or other language assessments. It is recommended that fluent or nearly fluent students enroll in a higher-level Japanese course.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Peterson, Adventures in Japanese, Level 1, Cheng & Tsui, 2002.
Student Workbook, 2nd Ed.
Audio CD Language Lab
Hiragana-Katakana Workbook