Beginners Japanese

JAPAN 102 (X51) | Basic Japanese II

みなさん、こんにちは!Welcome to my Japanese class! This is a non-intensive course designed to develop basic skills in spoken and written Japanese. It emphasizes active command of elementary Japanese, not passive knowledge. Your goal is not simply to acquire the grammar and vocabulary, but the ability to use Japanese appropriately and with increasing spontaneity. Thus, at the end of the course, you will:   (1) have culturally appropriate communication skills in both spoken and written elementary Japanese,  (2) understand the basic structure of the Japanese language, and  (3) have a rudimentary understanding of Japanese culture as it applies to language usage (See more on the syllabus).