JP 102I - Japanese Language in Context Novice Abroad II

This class is for students with one semester of Japanese instruction or the equivalent. By the program’s conclusion, successful students will have the sociolinguistic and sociocultural competence necessary to deal with language functions such as polite requests, asking for permission, stating reasons and opinions, describing people, stating future plans, and comparisons.

This course is designed to strengthen what students will study in class and to promote communicative competence by interacting with Japanese people outside of the classroom. The Instructor will provide students various tasks to interact with host families, center staff, friends, and visitors. Through these interactions, students and their interlocuters learn to negotiate and understand the meaning of each other’s utterances.

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1 semester of Japanese or equivalent; reading and writing ability in hiragana, katakana and some basic kanji

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