May 17, 2022
FLJ 241 - Intermediate Japanese I Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Japanese cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills.
Prerequisite: FLJ 142 or instructor permission
- Respond correctly to both written and oral instructions given in the target language.
- Follow directions for homework and class work exercises and test procedures given the target language
- Ask for information in the target language
- Summarize, in written and oral form, class discussions and lectures on grammatical constructions as well as cultural information
- Demonstrate familiarity with grammatical terms in the target language.
- Demonstrate mastery of basic grammatical constructions, such as subject, verb, and adjective forms
- Demonstrate familiarity with general cultural features of areas where the target language is spoken
- Describe selected aspects of the culture of areas where the target language is spoken.
- Identify individual countries and/or regions of the world where the target language is spoken
- Distinguish linguistic or cultural differences that occur in different countries or regions where the language is spoken
- Contrast major differences between customs or celebrations of the United States and countries where the target language is spoken.
- Identify important personalities who have influenced the culture or history of focus countries
- Interpret, in written form, various representations of authentic print material used in the classroom.
- Read newspaper and/or magazine articles, with the aid of a dictionary, and translate them, in written form, to English
- Answer questions, both written and oral, on information from printed articles
- Identify special idiomatic uses, and translate them into standard English expressions
- Summarize articles in the target language
- Interpret, in written and oral form, selected short essays and short stories.
- Read short essays and short stories, with the aid of a dictionary.
- Answer questions, both written and oral, about information in the printed selections
- Write short descriptions of events or characters in the printed selections.
- Discuss, with other class members, assigned stories, essays, and other readings
- Formulate questions about the characters or events.
- Express personal opinions on a topic related to the readings.
- React to the opinions and interpretations of other students.
- Demonstrate expanded knowledge of basic vocabulary to include some specialized terms or idiomatic expressions
- Memorize unfamiliar vocabulary used in assigned readings.
- Use new vocabulary in original writing assignments.
- Interpret, in oral form, dialogues or television and radio broadcasts done by native speakers.
- Answer questions, in written and oral form, the content of the discourse.
- Summarize, in written and oral form, the content of the discourse.
- Discuss the subject matter or give personal reactions.
- Create original presentations, alone or with a partner, based on models used in class.
- Describe one;s family, friends, places and personal reactions in the target language.
- Comment on an event in progress (sports event, theater, television, or some observed action).
- Discuss selected current and past actions and events.
- Discuss events and gossip in a restaurant setting.
- Discuss selected cross-cultural topics and issues, mostly in the target language, but occasionally in English.
- Demonstrate academic self-discipline
- Meet assigned deadlines
- Attend class regularly
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