FL-101 Japanese I

Course Description:
Japanese I is the first of a two-course sequence. The first objective of this course is to introduce the principle elements of the basic Japanese pronunciation and writing system; HIRAGANA, and the second objective is to develop the ability to speak simple Japanese sentences in daily life situations and encounters.

  • This course also meets PLO #(s) 4.2 and 4.3 of General Education program.

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
 The student will be able to:
1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.
2. Articulate and understand their experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking, and various modes of artistic expression.
3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and basic skills appropriate to their personal and professional goals in their chosen area of specialization.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)- GENERAL: 
The student will be able to:
1.  Acquire the knowledge and foundation needed for learning the Japanese language. 
2.  Demonstrate the ability to use Japanese greetings, farewells, and expressions commonly    used in everyday life.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of Romanization and Hiragana writing    system.
4.  Increase intercultural understanding between the students’ own culture as compared to the Japanese culture.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3                     

1

ID

I

 

2

ID

I

 

3

ID

I

 

4

ID

I

 

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 
The student will be able to: 

General SLO 1.  Acquire the knowledge and foundation needed for learning the Japanese language. 

Student Learning Outcomes    Assessment Strategies
1.1. Recite Japanese words, sentences, expressions or idioms  
grammatically  
Quizzes/drills 
1.2. Identify and recite names of objects in Japanese    Quizzes/drills 


General SLO 2.  Demonstrate the ability to use Japanese greetings, farewells, and expressions commonly used in everyday Japanese life.

Student Learning Outcomes        Assessment Strategies
2.1. Recite Japanese greetings and daily expressions   Oral presentations as assessed with a rubric or checklist; quizzes
2.2. Introduce and ask questions when first meeting others  Oral presentations as assessed with a rubric or checklist; quizzes 
2.3. Demonstrate use of less common Japanese expressions    Oral presentations as assessed with a rubric or checklist; quizzes 
2.4. Verbally express thoughts and opinions in Japanese    Class discussions/quizzes

General SLO 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of Romanization and Hiragana writing system.

Student Learning Outcomes    Assessment Strategies
3.1. Identify and recognize characteristics of Hiragana   quizzes/tests
3.2. Recognize characteristics of hiragana and be able to write characters. quizzes/writing exercises hiragana

     
General SLO 4.  Increase intercultural understanding between the students’ own culture as compared to the Japanese culture.

Student Learning Outcomes         Assessment Strategies
4.1. Identify/describe differences between Japan and FSM.  Discussions/quizzes
4.2. Identify and recognize differences/similarities in language between the students’ own language(s) and the Japanese language.    Discussions/quizzes

D.  COURSE CONTENT
1. Vocabulary Building: Names of Objects.
2. Greetings for each time/period; common Japanese expressions
3. Conversation: Initial meeting with other people; Learning about others’ cultures and     differences between Japanese culture and language compared to one’s own culture and language.
4. Common Japanese expressions used in daily life; expressing thoughts/opinions properly    in Japanese.
6. Reading and writing Hiragana.

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lectures with handouts, pattern practice, role-playing, presentations, drills, group work/activities.

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Fuketa, Keiko. FL101 Japanese I.  Pohnpei: COM-FSM, 2009 (or most recent edition).
Fuketa, Keiko. FSM Hiragana Exercise Book.  Pohnpei: COM-FSM, 2007 (or most recent edition).

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
AJALT.  Japanese for Busy People Kana Work Book. Tokyo: The Japan Times, 1996 (or most recent edition).
Gomi, Tarou. Sutekina Katakana Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2006 (or most recent edition).
NPO JGR.  Ari to Kirigirisu and Others Japanese graded reader level 0 series (or most recent edition).

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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