ASIANLAN 225 - Second Year Japanese I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 227 or 229 or RCLANG 296.
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of: ASIANLAN 124, 126, 127, or 129 or RCLANG 196; or by assignment of ASIANLAN 225 by placement test.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

ASIANLAN 225 is the first half of the second-year Japanese course, and is designed for students who have the equivalent of one-year’s study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of students’ proficiency in all four language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) along with an increase in familiarity with aspects of both traditional and modern Japanese culture that are necessary for language competency. Students will learn to successfully handle a variety of uncomplicated, basic, and communicative tasks and social situations.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and appropriately use basic grammar patterns and vocabulary terms (e.g. transitive and intransitive verbs, volitional forms, honorific verbs, hearsay, etc.).
  • Understand and participate in daily conversations and to be able to express opinions/ thoughts and present information, using appropriate vocabulary, expressions and basic grammar in context (e.g. everyday life, school, particular interests, etc.).
  • Read and write novice-level materials with a solid understanding of main ideas and supporting details on familiar topics from a variety of texts.
  • Produce approximately 250 kanji in context.
  • Speak at an intermediate-low, or higher, level of proficiency as defined by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, Classroom Performance & Participation, Assignments, Quizzes, Lesson Tests, Exams, and Project

Intended Audience:

Students who have completed ASIANLAN 126 or ASIANLAN 127, or those who have obtained a qualifying score on the placement exam.The class is not intended for students without the instructor's permission and native speakers who: 1) speak Japanese as first language 2) completed their high school education at an institution where the language of instruction is Japanese only.

Class Format:

Recitation sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are conducted in Japanese and emphasize the ability to produce and comprehend Japanese at a natural speed. Analyses and explanations delivered in mostly Japanese with help of English are reserved for the lecture sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

ASIANLAN 225 - Second Year Japanese I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (REC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (REC)
MWF 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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