Summer 2022 - JAPN 110 D300

Japanese II (3)

Class Number: 4895

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    JAPN 100 or equivalent. Students who took Japanese courses in secondary school and/or with previous knowledge of Japanese may need to be evaluated for placement into JAPN 110 or higher level of courses and are required to contact the instructor before enrollment.



Follows JAPN 100. Students will acquire elementary conversational skills and basic reading ability. Students successfully completing the course attain proficiency equivalent to the level N5 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Students enrolled directly into JAPN 200 may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for JAPN 101 may not take this course for further credit.


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

This course will cover Lessons 7 to 12 of the textbook, GENKI volume I (3rd edition). Upon the completion of the course as the continuation of JAPN 100, students are expected to have achieved competence in communicating in their own contexts using wider range of basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary. In order to gain communicative competence, students practice sentences and dialogues using grammatical items and vocabulary learned throughout the course. The course also aims to establish reading and writing skills of basic Japanese texts, such as letters, diaries, or short stories. 87 kanji will also be introduced.


This course is not designed for students whose first language is Japanese. Students who have: 1) taken (a) Japanese course(s) in high school or university (except JAPN 100 or equivalent); 2) lived in Japan or grown up in a Japanese-speaking environment; or 3) had other experiences learning Japanese must contact the course chair for placement before registering in the course.

All the Japanese language courses at SFU are currently designed only for non-heritage learners. Heritage language learners who have native or near native speaking ability in Japanese but still are strongly interested in taking any courses should consult the instructor before registering.


  • Quizzes 15%
  • Written Exam I & II (15% x 2) 30%
  • Oral Exam I & II (10 x 2%) 20%
  • Presentation 5%
  • Homework 10%
  • Writing Assignments 10%
  • Attendance/Participation 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-



Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I Textbook [third edition].  The Japan Times, 2020. ISBN-13 : 978-4789017305

Banno, E., Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane, and C. Shinagawa, eds. GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I Workbook [third edition]. The Japan Times, 2020. ISBN-13 : 978-4789017312

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction.  Some courses may be offered through alternative methods (remote, online, blended), and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. 

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote, online, or blended courses 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.

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 ( or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.