FLJ3010T: Japanese I (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Japanese I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.
Throughout the course, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.
Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Japanese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.
By the end of Level I in secondary school, students understand and present short, simple conversations and narratives within highly predictable and familiar contexts. When the text is enhanced by visual cues, students read short texts with comprehension. Students comprehend and produce vocabulary related to everyday objects and actions on familiar topics. They can interactively use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, relying on visuals to enhance oral and written comprehension. When speaking, students imitate the use of culturally appropriate vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and nonverbal behaviors modeled by the teacher or other authentic role models such as found through authentic video, TV programs, guest speakers, simple literature, and the internet.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Read and write Hiragana Characters (1st Semester) and Katakana Characters (2nd Semester) and learn to spell Japanese and non-Japanese words in these characters through vocabulary used in the course
- Greet someone in Japanese.
- Talk about days, dates and time.
- Talk about and describe themselves and others.
- Express likes and dislikes.
- Talk about their town and places they go.
- Ask and respond to simple questions on days, date and time, people, places, etc.
- Express meaning of possession, direction, time, means, etc.
- Talk about their families.
- Learn Initial Basic Kanji Characters
- Introduction to the Course
- Mastery of Hiragana Characters and Words
- Unit 1 (Greetings)
- Unit 2 (Calendar)
- Unit 3 (Time)
First Semester Exam
- Mastering Katakana Characters
- Unit 4 (Colors)
- Unit 5 (Places)
- Unit 6 (Family)
- Mastering Initial Katakana Word Spelling
- Introduction to Initial Kanji
Recording software provided through local school
The textbook in this course is digital and can be located inside of the online course.
The DoDEA adopted textbook is recommended as a resource, but is optional to the course.
- Adventures in Japanese, Volume I (Lessons 1-8)
- Cheng & Tsui Company (Publisher)
- Textbook Hardback ISBN: 978-0-88727-549-4
- Textbook Paperback ISBN: 978-0-88727-575-3
Additional Materials: Internet access, headset, microphone, Japanese-English dictionary