Time: 12:00-12:50pm, Mon., Tue., Wed., and Thu. (Section 004)
Classroom: Saunders Rm0321
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Office: Smith 05
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm and by appointment
Final Exam: April 28, Saturday 12:00-3:00pm (Saunders Rm0321)
Textbooks and Materials:
GENKI Textbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I [Second Edition]
The Japan Times, 2011, ISBN 978-4-7890-1440-3
GENKI Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook I [Second
The Japan Times, 2011, ISBN: 978-4-7890-1441-0
Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese Dictionary: Japanese-English, English-Japanese
Kodansha International, ISBN: 4770024800
A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
and Michio Tsutsui
The Japan Times, ISBN10: 4789004546, ISBN13: 978-4789004541)
Sakai and Email:
All the other necessary materials and internet websites will be posted on
You sometimes need to print out some materials for class
when your instructor asks you to do so.
Also, please check your university email regularly for
announcements and reminders.
Course description and objectives:
This is the second semester of the beginning level course in Japanese for students who took
Japanese 101. Any student with prior experience with Japanese, who has not taken Japanese 101
at UNC-CH, should consult with the instructor for taking an appropriate placement test.
skill approach will be adopted in teaching, giving equal emphasis to the training of standard
pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary usage. By the end of this
course, you will be able to talk more about yourself such as your family, what you like/want/have
to do, your experiences, and using simple comparisons, giving simple advices, explaining your
problems/sickness and so on.
You will also
learn 87 Kanji through the semester and be able to
write at least one page composition about yourself and also a short letter. Through the semester,
you will also be introduced many aspects of Japanese culture.
Language learning is calmative. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to study vocabulary,
grammar, Kanji, etc. every day.
Previewing and reviewing the materials that you learn in class
every day is crucial in order to keep up in class and succeed in this course
. Make a habit to check
the bi-monthly schedule everyday to know, what you are going to learn, what you have leaned
and also keep up your study habits. In order to know what you do not understand, reviewing is