Student Courses

Japanese Lang. Through Culture III

  • Yearlong

    Sept 4, 2019 - May 1, 2020 For Members Register

Course Overview

Students in Japanese III have mastered most of the conjugation patterns (TE/TA form, dictionary form, and NAI form) that are necessary to speak and write in complex structures. While advancing their grammatical knowledge (including giving and receiving, potential form, and honorific form), students will compare and examine similar functions and their subtle differences. In speaking, students are allowed to speak in informal/casual style with each other and with the teacher in order to solidify their control of the Plain Form. Interpersonal communications will be done through face-to-face conversation and recorded messages. In reading and listening, students will curate, share, and practice with grasping the gist of authentic materials. Such material may include TV commercials, news, movies, children’s books, online newspapers, and cooking recipes. In writing, students will work on creative writing, expository writing, and analytical writing (compare-and-contrast in the AP format). Semester 1 will incorporate JLPT N5 exam material. Taking the exam is not necessary but encouraged. In Semester 2, students will participate in the GOA Catalyst Conference.

NCAA-approved course