Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Beginning Japanese Conversation I
Course: JPN115

First Term: 1991 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Conversational Japanese. Basic sentence structure, pronunciation, and vocabulary necessary to develop speaking ability in Japanese. Designed for students seeking speaking and listening abilities, with little emphasis on grammar, reading, or writing

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Pronounce accurately basic Japanese vocabulary. (I)
2. Use Japanese phrases, expressions, and levels of speech appropriate to the sociocultural context. (II)
3. Use Japanese phrases, expressions, and sentence patterns frequently heard in daily Japanese conversation. (III)
4. Carry on a basic conversation in Japanese involving simple and predictable situations in daily life. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Japanese phonetics
   A. Rule for Romanization
      1. Basic syllabary
      2. Modified syllabary
      3. Long versus short vowel
      4. Closed versus open syllables
      5. Palatalized syllables
   B. Intonation: pitch accent
II. Colloquial Japanese
   A. Socio-cultural context
      1. Level of speech
         a. Non-peer situation
         b. Peer situation
         c. Neutral speech
      2. Male versus female speech
III. Basic dialogue in simulated situations of interaction between an American visitor and a Japanese native
   A. Preparation for simulations
      1. Grammar
      2. Vocabulary
      3. Syntax
      4. Pronunciation
   B. Simulations
      1. Performance
         a. Individual
         b. Group
      2. Improvisation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/23/1991

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