JAPANESE 101.01 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, LIMA
FIRST YEAR JAPANESE I - SYLLABUS FALL 2004
COURSE NO.: 101NO1
CREDIT: 05 CALL NO: 30123-1
DAYS: TR 5:00 – 8PM
ROOM: GALVIN TBA
INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Liechty
Welcome to Japanese 101.01!
My official mailbox is behind the Registrar's office in the Public Service
Building. My Email address is:
5:00 – 5:30PM Register in Learning Center
Lab/CD-ROM & Tapes
5:35-6:30 FACT Session
6:35-7:30 ACT Session 1
7:35-8PM Quizzes/Individual Sessions as Needed
You will be required to use the following
Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 1
Japanese: The Written Language Part 1
SL INTERACTIVE CD-ROM PROGRAM (Provided)
JSL1 Audio Tapes (Available on Reserve Shelf
in Learning Center)
Study Guide (Provided)
The objective of 101.01 is to achieve
comfortable interaction in Japanese with natives of Japan, whether in speech
or in writing. To achieve this objective, you need readiness and accuracy in
word choice, grammar, pronunciation and writing, because they make effective
communicative moves possible. Native speakers will be carefully observed on
the video clips used in class, the CD-ROM, and listened to on cassette
Most class hours are therefore devoted to the guided making of moves that
constitute culturally Japanese situations, by means of spoken language in
contextual settings using skits, videos, audio tapes, our tutor, and then by
means of writing and reading Japanese. Most out-of-class assignments will
require you to focus on the preview, analysis and rehearsal of communicative
moves, their mechanics and meanings. Your job is to study the assigned
models and rehearse them thoroughly, so you can recognize and produce
them readily when given the opportunity to do so in class. Your General
Performance grade will be determined by how thoroughly you have come
prepared for class.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (GOALS FOR THIS
Listen to and
produce the Japanese sounds accurately
Ability to handle
basic communicative skills such as greetings, invitations, apologies,
identification and opinions, descriptive adjectives (and conjugations)
factors that have influence on language use
Introductory Lesson through Lesson 1-4A.
Both written and
oral evaluations will be given during Quizzes and the Final Exam to measure
progress in comprehension and appropriate responses.
Interaction with the
Instructor, Tutor and classmates.
Sessions: There are
two types: ACT sessions and FACT sessions. In the ACT sessions you actually
use the language to communicate. A former student will be available for
tutoring. A score of 1-10 (low to high) will be given for each ACT class
based upon a) Attendance and b) Performance. A zero will be given for
FACT classes give information necessary for using and learning Japanese.
Explanations of the material, such as grammatical and social and cultural
aspects of Japanese will be handled mainly in English. You will have the
opportunity to ask questions about things you may not have thoroughly
understood from ACT classes, from your tapes, or from your textbook.
are a large part of your grade. A Folder of your work is due following the
quiz at the completion of each of the 5 Credits as outlined in the
Individualized Instruction Guide. Again, 10 points will be the highest grade
given for homework folders that are complete, neatly done and which evidence
good effort on each section. Homework must be labeled according to the ACT
number. Points will be deducted for late homework.
A Study Guide and
supplementary materials will be provided.
HOMEWORK (Due on Quiz days.)