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JPN110/120/130: Elementary Japanese

This sequence of courses is offered fall (JPN110), winter (JPN120) and spring (JPN130). These courses introduce students to the language of everyday life.

This sequence of courses is offered fall (JPN110), winter (JPN120) and spring (JPN130). These courses introduce students to the language of everyday life. Students learn the basic skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Conversation skills and grammar are practiced through fun and nurturing interactive games and activities. Hiragana, katakana and kanjis are introduced with the aid of interactive websites. Students will correspond with Japanese students in Tokyo through the internet and letters. Japanese culture is also introduced through short stories, food, movies, songs, comic books, anime, TV shows, calligraphy, games and origami. Resources include iPad applications, texts, video, audio, computer-based applications, internet materials, and an eBook textbook with embedded videos, audio, dictionary and study cards.