The Ohio State University at Lima

  1. OSU
  2. East Asian Languages at OSU Columbus

 

 

 

 


Course Offerings

Syllabi
Japanese 101.01
Japanese 231

Faculty

 

 

 


JAPANESE 101.01 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, LIMA
FIRST YEAR JAPANESE I - SYLLABUS  FALL 2004

 

DEPARTMENT: Japanese
COURSE NO.: 101NO1
CREDIT: 05 CALL NO: 30123-1
DAYS: TR 5:00 8PM
ROOM: GALVIN TBA
INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Liechty
 

COURSE ORIENTATION:

Welcome to Japanese 101.01!
My official mailbox is behind the Registrar's office in the Public Service Building. My Email address is: phoebe@bright.net.
 

CLASSROOM TIMES:

5:00 5:30PM Register in Learning Center Lab/CD-ROM & Tapes
5:35-6:30 FACT Session
6:35-7:30 ACT Session 1
7:35-8PM Quizzes/Individual Sessions as Needed
 

LEARNING MATERIALS:

You will be required to use the following materials:

Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 1 (Jorden/Noda)
Japanese: The Written Language Part 1
SL INTERACTIVE CD-ROM PROGRAM (Provided)
JSL1 Audio Tapes (Available on Reserve Shelf in Learning Center)
Study Guide (Provided)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The objective of 101.01 is to achieve comfortable interaction in Japanese with natives of Japan, whether in speech or in writing. To achieve this objective, you need readiness and accuracy in word choice, grammar, pronunciation and writing, because they make effective communicative moves possible. Native speakers will be carefully observed on the video clips used in class, the CD-ROM, and listened to on cassette tapes.

Most class hours are therefore devoted to the guided making of moves that constitute culturally Japanese situations, by means of spoken language in contextual settings using skits, videos, audio tapes, our tutor, and then by means of writing and reading Japanese. Most out-of-class assignments will require you to focus on the preview, analysis and rehearsal of communicative moves, their mechanics and meanings. Your job is to study the assigned models and rehearse them thoroughly, so you can recognize and produce them readily when given the opportunity to do so in class. Your General Performance grade will be determined by how thoroughly you have come prepared for class.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES (GOALS FOR THIS QUARTER):

  1. Listen to and produce the Japanese sounds accurately

  2. Ability to handle basic communicative skills such as greetings, invitations, apologies, identification and opinions, descriptive adjectives (and conjugations)

  3. Understand cultural factors that have influence on language use

  4. Complete JSL's Introductory Lesson through Lesson 1-4A.

  5. Both written and oral evaluations will be given during Quizzes and the Final Exam to measure progress in comprehension and appropriate responses.

PROCEDURES:

  1. Interaction with the Instructor, Tutor and classmates.

  2. Sessions: There are two types: ACT sessions and FACT sessions. In the ACT sessions you actually use the language to communicate. A former student will be available for tutoring. A score of 1-10 (low to high) will be given for each ACT class based upon a) Attendance and b) Performance. A zero will be given for absences.
    FACT classes give information necessary for using and learning Japanese. Explanations of the material, such as grammatical and social and cultural aspects of Japanese will be handled mainly in English. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about things you may not have thoroughly understood from ACT classes, from your tapes, or from your textbook.

  3. Homework assignments are a large part of your grade. A Folder of your work is due following the quiz at the completion of each of the 5 Credits as outlined in the Individualized Instruction Guide. Again, 10 points will be the highest grade given for homework folders that are complete, neatly done and which evidence good effort on each section. Homework must be labeled according to the ACT number. Points will be deducted for late homework.

  4. A Study Guide and supplementary materials will be provided.
     

EVALUATION:
GENERAL PERFORMANCE:  25%
FINAL EXAMINATION: 25%
WEEKLY QUIZZES 25%
HOMEWORK (Due on Quiz days.) 25%

Last Modified on 05/23/2008