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FLJ3010T: Japanese I (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Japanese I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-11
CODE: FLJ3010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

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.

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.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level I (Novice Proficiency Range, Novice – Low / Mid / Level)

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, you will:

  • 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

Course Outline

(1st Semester)
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Mastery of Hiragana Characters and Words
  • Unit 1 (Greetings)
  • Unit 2 (Calendar)
  • Unit 3 (Time)

(2nd Semester
  • Mastering Katakana Characters
  • Unit 4 (Colors)
  • Unit 5 (Places)
  • Unit 6 (Family)
  • Mastering Initial Katakana Word Spelling
  • Introduction to Initial Kanji

Essential Software:

Textbook:

There is no textbook required for this course. All instructional content is available online within the course.

For reference purposes:

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

Required materials:

Recording software provided through local school, Internet Access, Headset, Microphone,Japanese-English Dictionary.