This course aims to develop the basic communication skills (oral/aural skills as well as reading/writing skills) that participants need in order to function comfortably in everyday life situations using Japanese. It also provides opportunities to master more complex grammatical structures and vocabulary/expressions through practical application in both written and spoken contexts. Communicative tasks and activities, done in pairs or small groups, help participants gain confidence in using Japanese, and also prepare them for everyday interactions. We will explore aspects of some of the Japanese society and culture through class readings, discussions and personal research and peer presentations. Participants are expected to have learned basic grammar in Japanese and about 500 kanji and their combinations.

2:00pm-3:50pm on Monday, Wednesday (Jan 28, 2019 to May 17, 2019)
Craig Building CR10