Japanese (JPN)

JPN 001  Elementary Japanese I   Units: 5

This course concentrates on developing basic skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing of Japanese. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of native spoken and written Japanese at the Novice Low to Novice mid-range of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. As articulated in Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The course also prepares students to be able to demonstrate their proficiencies across the three communication modes: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. In addition to communication, the 5 C's of the National Standards for Japanese Language Learning are integrated in instruction. The student will through the coursework to cover the area of cultural competence, connections to other disciplines, comparisons between the Japanese language and culture and those of the students, and the use of the language in multilingual communities beyond the school setting.
Lecture Hours: 90         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 6A