Summer 2021 - JAPN 200 E100

Advanced Beginners' Japanese I (3)

Class Number: 4593

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, We, Th, Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    JAPN 101 or equivalent.



Continues the work of JAPN 101. Emphasizes all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Everyday language is emphasized.


PLEASE NOTE: Tutorials start in week one and all students are required to attend the Zoom classes. Failure to attend the first week of classes will result in withdrawal from the course. This course will be delivered synchronously and students are expected to be available during the set scheduled class times.

This course, which is the continuation of 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 three 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 a practical usage of the language.  


Students who are unsure about their language level or suitability for this course should contact the course chair to arrange for a placement interview:


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



100 – 96 = A+                 86 – 83 = B+                 74 –70 = C+                 58 – 50 = D       

  95 – 91 = A                   82 – 79 = B                   69 – 65 = C                  49 –  0 = F

  90 – 87 = A-                  78 – 75 = B-                  64 – 59 = C-

*Grades are based on individual students’ achievement and not on comparison with other students.



Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI Volume II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The Japan Times, 2020 (3rd Edition)   ISBN-13 : 978-4789017329

Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI Volume II, Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The Japan Times, 2020 (3rd Edition).  ISBN-13 : 978-4789017336

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).