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◎ Syllabus

Subject Basic Japanese for Conversation
For Whom Language Faculty at American Oriental College. Three credits Credit 3
Professor in Charge Name TOGASHI YOKO
Department Faculty-Language
Tel/Mail 010-2672-6890 / yokochan@hanmail.net

1. Introduction and Objectives of Course

Introduction In today’s modern era of social networking, proper communication skills are more important than they have ever been in the past. This course will take students from basic greetings to easy dialogues.
Objectives of Course Students will start learning from Japanese alphabets, Hiragana and Gatagana and progress to practical dialogues using basic Japanese phrases and expressions. Japanese expressions which are often used in everyday life will be memorized so that students will be confident and capable when speaking Japanese.

2. Teaching Method and Assesment

Teaching Method Lecture by the Internet and PPT material
Assessment 1. Attendance 20% 
2. Mid-term exam 40% 
3. Final-term exam 40%

3. Textbooks

Textbook Main textbook 
Good Morning self-taught Japanese first step
(Author: Chong Sonyoung
Proofreader: Oh Hyongjung)
Sub textbook
Domodachi step 1 published by ilbone bank
(Authors: Kang Gyongja, Chong Heesoon, Yu Hyegyong, Park Eunsook, and Asaki Geiko)

4. Teaching Topics & Contents

Weeks Teaching Topics Teaching Contents
Week1 Hiragana pronunciation in Japanese and greetings 1. Lesson schedule, orientation
2. Hiragana pronunciation and writing
3. Greetings in Japanese
Week2 Hiragana pronunciation in Japanese and greetings 1. Hiragana pronunciation
2. Hiragana writing 
3. Greetings in Japanese
Week3 Gatagana pronunciation and names, occupations, and nationalities 1. Gatagana pronunciation and writing
2. Affirmative and negative expressions of noun
3. Noun memorization
Week4 Gatagana pronunciation and time 1. Gatagana pronunciation and writing
2. Telling time and days of the week
3. Questions and dialogue practice
Week5 Na adjective 1. Basic Na adjective
2. Negative and past tense of Na adjective
3. Questions and dialogue practice
Week6 I adjective 1. Basic I adjective
2. Negative and past tense of I adjective
3. Questions and dialogue practice
Week7 Review and self-introduction 1. Review for 5th and6th weeks
2. Questions
3. Self-introductions in Japanese
Week8 Mid-term exam  
Week9 Substantive verb
There is a thing/There is a person or an animal
1. Counting things 
2. Counting people
3. Question and dialogue practice
Week10 Comparisons 1. Comparative sentences
2. Interrogative expressions 
3. Questions and answers
Week11 Verb 1. Verbs
2. Verb conjugations
3. Actual dialogue
Week12 Verb 1. Past Tense Verbs 
2. Making sentences with verb
3. Speaking about what students did yesterday
Week13 Want to verb 1. Wanting to verb 
2. Suggestions
3. Actual dialogue
Week14 Daily activities 1. Daily Activities 
2. Students describe yesterday’s events 
3. Students describe what they want to do in the future
Week15 Final exam.