Spring 2024 - JAPN 210 D100

Japanese IV (3)

Class Number: 5770

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    JAPN 200 or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Follows JAPN 200. Provides a solid foundation in Japanese through oral and written communicative skills and prepares students for the intermediate level. Common grammatical structures and forms are introduced. At the completion of the course, students should be able to function in day-to-day conversations using Japanese and attain proficiency equivalent to the level N4 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Students with credit for JAPN 201 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Follows JAPN 200. Provides a solid foundation in Japanese through oral and written communicative skills and prepares students for the intermediate level. Common grammatical structures and forms are introduced. At the completion of the course, students should be able to function in day-to-day conversations using Japanese and attain proficiency equivalent to the level N4 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The course covers Lesson 18 to 23 in the textbook, Genki Volume II, with nearly 100 Kanji characters are introduced in the course, as well as common grammatical structures, such as the honorific, passive and causative forms.  

 

NOTE: 

  1. Tutorials start in week one and all students are required to attend the first tutorial.  It is the students' responsibility to plan well before booking your flight if you are traveling and make sure to come back before the semester begins. 
  1. The tutorials will be offered mostly in-person sessions that require students’ attendance. Some parts (About 40 minutes per week) will be asynchronous, where students watch lecture videos and complete assignments. Students are expected to be available during the set scheduled class times.  
  2. There will be no final exam during the final exam period. 

Grading

  • Quizzes 12%
  • Written Exam x 2 30%
  • Correction of Written Exam 1 3%
  • Oral Exam 1 6%
  • Oral Exam 2 7%
  • Workbook 9%
  • Reading & Writing Questions 9%
  • Dialogue Assignment 9%
  • Speech 5%
  • Attendance & In-Class Performance 10%

NOTES:

GRADING SCALE 

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

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

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

 

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Genki volume II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, 3rd edition,  by E. Banno, Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane & C.Shinagawa. The Japan Times 2020.   

Genki volume II, Workbook: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, 3rd edition, by E. Banno, Y. Ohno, Y. Sakane & C.Shinagawa. The Japan Times 2020.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Makino, Seiich and Michino Tsutsui. A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. The Japan Times, 1989.


ISBN: 978-4-7890-0454-6 

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html