syllabus - The University of Michigan Winter 2008 ASIANLAN...

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The University of Michigan Winter 2008 ASIANLAN 126 Second Semester of the First Year Japanese Language Course Syllabus This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year’s study  of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening,  writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of the Japanese culture  that are necessary for language competency. It is expected that, by the end of the winter  semester, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid  grasp of the basic grammar, and the reading and writing skills in Hiragana, Katakana, and  approximately 87 Kanji in context (the total of 145 kanji in the first year).  We will concentrate on the following: Understanding and mastering appropriate use of basic grammar Mastering appropriate use of vocabulary and expressions in context Acquiring basic pragmatic and sociocultural skills Acquiring comprehensive reading skills in regard to simple essays Understanding daily conversations Writing short compositions Mastery of approximately 87 Kanji In a language course like this,  it is imperative that you attend every class  since new  material is presented every day. Most of the learning, though, has to be done outside of  class. This means among other things, reading each lesson and listening to tapes for each  lesson  BEFORE  that lesson is discussed in class. That is the only way you can gain  maximum benefit from each class and be certain not to fall behind. We would like to  remind you of the fact that  acquiring a language is not something that can be achieved  
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through overnight cramming, but rather it can only be accomplished through the   accumulation of daily effort. TEACHING STAFF: Instructors:   Shoko Emori 5024TB 764-9108 [email protected]    Fumie Okudera 5072TB 936-8809 [email protected] Nami Ujihara 6018TB 763-7153 [email protected] Shoko Watarai 6020TB 763-7386 [email protected] Shinya Suzuki 6072TB 647-9892 [email protected] Suhyun Ju 6080TB 763-7152 [email protected] Office hours:  Shoko Emori T/Thr  1:30~2:30  or by appointment Fumie Okudera W/F  12:00~1:00 or by appointment Nami Ujihara T/Th  2:00~3:00 or by appointment Shoko Watarai M/W  3:00~4:00 or by appointment Shinya Suzuki M/W 2:00~3:00 or by appointment Suhyun Ju T 11:00~12:00 or by appointment CLASSROOMS: Lectures (TTh) 9-10 Section 1 3254 LSA
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