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JAPN& 121 Japanese I • 5 Cr.

Description:

Develops beginning level listening and conversation skills along with reading and writing hiragana and katakana characters. Some relevant aspects of Japanese culture are introduced.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read and write the basic phonetic characters of the Japanese kana (hiragana and katakana) syllabaries - including diacritic marks
  • Read and write formal-style sentences about current, future and past states and activities using simple nominal and verbal phrases with correct particles and tenses
  • Understand and reproduce the correct pronunciation and intonation of spoken Japanese words and phrases
  • Use basic conversational phrases and participate in common personal interactions (such as exchanging greetings, self-introductions, shopping, describing the locations of objects, extending and accepting or declining invitations, etc.) in formal settings
  • Recognize and understand the effects of social context on the spoken language (such as formal vs. informal styles, omission of first and second-person pronouns, hesitation to complete sentences especially when declining an invitation, etc.)

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000