Fall 2021 - JAPN 200 D100

Japanese III (3)

Class Number: 7169

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3515, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    JAPN 110 (or JAPN 101) or equivalent.



Follows JAPN 110. Everyday language usage is emphasized in providing students with communicative skills at the advanced introductory level of Japanese. Students learn to comprehend everyday language in various situations using the appropriate speech style, and to read adapted texts and write coherently.


NOTE: Tutorials start in week one and all students are required to attend the first tutorial.

This course, which is the continuation of  JAPN 110 (or JAPN 101), is designed to provide students with communicative skills at the advanced beginner's level of Japanese. Students will learn to comprehend everyday language in various situations using the appropriate speech style, read adapted texts, and write coherently. Nearly one hundred Kanji will be introduced for production (for a cumulative total of two hundred). Apart from the main textbook and its workbook, supplementary materials will be provided in order to introduce various aspects of Japanese culture. The emphasis of this course is not only to build a solid understanding of the grammatical structure of the language but also to learn the practical usage of the language.

Those with any prior knowledge of the Japanese language beyond the level of the course may not register. Students with any prior knowledge of Japanese must contact the course chair <eri_hato@sfu.ca> to receive advice on their enrollment before registering in the course. The Japanese language courses at SFU are currently designed only for non-heritage students. Failure to report previous knowledge of Japanese may result in a withdrawal from the course.


  • Quizzes 15%
  • Composition 10%
  • Written Test 1 & Oral Exam 20%
  • Presentation 30%
  • Written Test 2 15%
  • Assignment and In-class Performance 10%



GENKI volume II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese by E. Banno, Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane & C. Shinagawa [3rd Edition]. The Japan Times, 2020. ISBN: 978-4-7890-1732-9

GENKI volume II, Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, by E. Banno, Y.Ohno, Y.Sakane & C.Shinagawa [3rd Edition]. The Japan Times, 2020. ISBN: 978-4-7890-1733-6

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.