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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Chikako H Cooke

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Courses taught:
First Year Japanese I+II; Second Year Japanese II

Interests

pedagogy

JPN 610D • Japanese II

31600-31605 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm RLM 5.118
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Prerequisite: JPN 601D with a grade of at least C or an equivalent.  NOT open for native speaker of Japanese.

Course Objectives

1)    To Acquire four skills in the Japanese language:

Listening: Ability to understand a larger range of everyday conversation through repetition.

Speaking: Ability to handle an increasing number of everyday situations through circumlocutions and repetitions, focusing on the topics of weather & climate, hobbies & leisure activities, food, and shopping.

Reading: Ability to read more complex reading materials including semi-authentic materials.

Writing: Ability to write more complex descriptions of things mainly pertaining to yourself while correctly using the Japanese writing system and the Japanese word processor.

2) To acquire a fundamental knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures.

3) To acquire some knowledge of the Japanese culture.

Course Materials

1)   Textbook (CH4~CH7):

"Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese," By Yasu-Hiko Toosaku., 3rd edition. 

2) Workbook:

Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, 3rd edition. 

Grading                                                        

Daily Homework Completion, Daily Quizzes, Kanji Tests, Compositions,     Oral Exams, Skit, Chapter Tests, and Final Written Exam                    

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

31620 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ B0.302
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Prerequisite

•   You must have finished JPN611D or equivalent with a grade of at least C.

•     JPN317C (with a grade of at least C) is prerequisite for 320K, 325K, 326, and 327.

 

To improve the following four skills in the Japanese language as well as to increase general knowledge of the Japanese people and their culture, focusing on the topics of life & career, and communication & media.

1)    Conversation: to develop culturally appropriate communication skills in a variety of everyday conversations,

2)    Reading: to develop the ability to read semi-authentic.

3)    Writing: to develop the ability to write descriptions of things pertaining to you while correctly using the Japanese writing system and Japanese word processor.

4)    Grammar: to develop a clear understanding of the structure of the Japanese language.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32430-32435 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am JES A215A
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Designed for students with no previous coursework in Japanese. Emphasis on basic skills in listening and speaking Japanese and in reading and writing hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Introduction to Japanese culture. Includes computer-assisted instruction.  

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32495 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.342
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses.   Prerequisite: Japanese 611D with a grade of at least C.

JPN 610D • Japanese II

32795-32800 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm RLM 5.118
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Expands on skills acquired in Japanese 601D or its equivalent. Includes computer-assisted instruction.  Prerequisite: Japanese 601D  with a grade of at least C.

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32815 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.204
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses.   Prerequisite: Japanese 611D with a grade of at least C.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32435-32440 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am JES A215A
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Designed for students with no previous coursework in Japanese. Emphasis on basic skills in listening and speaking Japanese and in reading and writing hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Introduction to Japanese culture. Includes computer-assisted instruction.  Japanese 601D and 506 may not both be counted.



JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32500 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm RLM 6.126
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses.  Japanese 412L and 317C may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Japanese 611D with a grade of at least C.


JPN 610D • Japanese II

32355-32360 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm RLM 6.120
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Prerequisite: JPN 601D with a grade of at least C or an equivalent.  NOT open for native speaker of Japanese.

Course Objectives

1)    To Acquire four skills in the Japanese language:

Listening: Ability to understand a larger range of everyday conversation through repetition.

Speaking: Ability to handle an increasing number of everyday situations through circumlocutions and repetitions, focusing on the topics of weather & climate, hobbies & leisure activities, food, and shopping.

Reading: Ability to read more complex reading materials including semi-authentic materials.

Writing: Ability to write more complex descriptions of things mainly pertaining to yourself while correctly using the Japanese writing system and the Japanese word processor.

2) To acquire a fundamental knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures.

3) To acquire some knowledge of the Japanese culture.

Course Materials

1) Textbook (CH4~CH7):

"Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese," By Yasu-Hiko Toosaku., 3rd edition. 

2) Workbook:

Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, 3rd edition. 

Grading

Daily Homework Completion, Daily Quizzes, Kanji Tests, Compositions, Oral Exams, Skit, Chapter Tests, and Final Written Exam

 

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32375 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.208
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Prerequisite

JPN611D or equivalent with a grade of at least C.

JN317C is prerequisite for 320K, 325K, 326, and 327.

Course Objectives

To improve the following four skills in the Japanese language as well as to increase general knowledge of the Japanese people and their culture, focusing on the topics of life & career, and communication & media.

1) Conversation: to develop culturally appropriate communication skills in a variety of everyday conversations,

2) Reading: to develop the ability to read semi-authentic.

3) Writing: to develop the ability to write descriptions of things pertaining to you while correctly using the Japanese writing system and Japanese word processor.

4) Grammar: to develop a clear understanding of the structure of the Japanese language.

 

Textbook: YOOKOSO: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese(CH5&6), Vol. Two By Yasuhiko Toosaku (© 2006, Third Edition)

 

Grading

Homework, Compositions, Quizzes, Chapter Tests, Kanji test, Oral Performance, Group Video Project, and Final Written Exam              

 

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32240 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 5.120
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1) To Acquire four skills in the Japanese language:

 

Listening

Ability to understand simple every day conversation.

Speaking

Ability to handle some survival situations through circumlocutions and repetitions.

Reading

Ability to read simple, short reading materials including semi-authentic materials.

Writing

Ability to write simple sentences learned in class using the appropriate hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

 

2) To acquire a fundamental knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures.

3) To acquire some knowledge of the Japanese culture.

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

32300 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm RLM 6.118
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Course Objectives

To improve the following four skills in the Japanese language as well as to increase general knowledge of the Japanese people and their culture, focusing on the topics of body & health, life & career, and communication & media.

1) Conversation: to develop culturally appropriate communication skills in a variety of everyday conversations.

2) Reading: to develop the ability to read semi-authentic materials.

3) Writing: to develop the ability to write descriptions of things pertaining to you while correctly using the Japanese writing system and Japanese word processor.

4) Grammar: to develop a clear understanding of the structure of the Japanese language.

 

JPN 507 • First-Year Japanese II

32305 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm RLM 7.112
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JPN 507 • First-Year Japanese II

32545-32550 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WEL 2.256
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Continuation of JPN 506. Not open to native speakers of Japanese. 1) to acquire four skills in the
Japanese language: a) listening: able to understand simple everyday conversation with
repetitions. b) speaking: able to handle some survival situations through circulocutions and
repletions, within a limited topic. c) reading: able to read simple, short reading materials
including semi-authentic materials. d) writing: able to write short memos and letters somewhat
necessary for reading and writing. 2) to acquire a fundamental knowledge ofJapanese grammar
necessary for reading and writing. 3) to acquire some knowledge of the Japanese people and their
culture. Prerequisites: JPN 506 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 3rd edition,
(Chapters 4-7)

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Various quizzes , Homework, Compositions, Tests, Oral performances, Skit, Final exam.

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

31335-31340 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 800am-930am MEZ 1.120
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese. Course Objectives: 1) to acquire four skills in the Japanese
language: a) listening: ability to understand simple everyday conversation. b) speaking: ability to
handle some survival situations through circumlocutions and repetitions c) reading: ability to read
simple, short reading materials including semi-authentic materials. d) writing: ability to write simple
sentences learned in class using the appropriate hiragana, katakana, and kanji 2) To acquire a
fundamental knowledge of Japanese grammatical structres. 3) To acquire some knowledge of the
Japanese culture.

Texts/Readings:
Y

Texts/Readings:
Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 3rd edition (Chapters 1
-3)
Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso !, An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 3rd
edition

Grading/Requirements: 

Various quizzes Homework Compositions
Tests Oral performance Skit (group project)
Final exam

 

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

31405-31410 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm RLM 6.118
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese. The main objective of this course is to develop four
communication language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) at the intermediate level.
Students will acquire not only knowledge about the language (grammar, vocabulary and expressions)
but also competence in using the language through daily activities in communication. Prerequisite: JPN
412K or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.


Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4-6)

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Quizzes , Homework, Composition, Tests, Oral performances, Film, Final exam.Texts/Readings:

JPN 507 • First-Year Japanese II

31645-31650 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm RLM 6.126
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Course Syllabus (Spring 2010)

JPN 507 First-Year Japanese II

Cooke

 

Classes Tu & Th @RLM M, W, & F @RLM

 

#31645 (yellow) 12:30-2:00 6.126   12:00-1:00 6.116

#31650 (purple) 12:30-2:00 6.126   1:00-2:00 6.126

 

Instructor: Chikako Hirayama Cooke ??????????????

 

Office     telephone    E-mail Office Hours

WCH 5.132 475-6046 hirayama_cooke@mail.utexas.edu M+W:   8:00-8:45

(e-mail me if I am not in the office.) Tu+Th:  9:45-11:00

 

Teaching Assistant: Sae Oshima (#31650 only) ?????????

 

Office             E-mail Office Hours

WCH 5F hallway saeoshima@mail.utexas.edu M+F:  2:15-3:00

 

UT Japanese Language Program: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese

JOSHU study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/index.htm

 

Prerequisite

? You must have finished JPN 506 with a grade of at least C or an equivalent. 

? Transferring Students should consult the instructor immediately to receive further instruction.

 

e-mail:  We will use e-mail (or announcement in Bb)to send important announcements to the entire class in Japanese and / or English.  Please check your e-mail at least once a day.  Please read “Japanizing Your Computer” (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/JapanizingYourComputer.html) on Japanese Language Program site if you need Japanese support on your computer.

Japanese input:  Your composition, HW submission and etc. are often required to use Japanese.  Please check the handouts in Bb document folder. 

 

I. Course Objectives

This semester will focus on the following skills:

1) Listening: Ability to understand a larger range of everyday conversation through repetition.

2) Speaking: Ability to handle an increasing number of everyday situations through circumlocutions and repetitions, focusing on the topics of weather & climate, hobbies & leisure activities, food, and shopping.

3) Reading: Ability to read more complex reading materials including semi-authentic materials.

4) Writing: Ability to write more complex descriptions of things mainly pertaining to yourself while correctly using the Japanese writing system and the Japanese word processor.

 

 

 

 

 

II. Course Materials

1) Textbook: "Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese," By Yasu-Hiko Toosaku., 3rd edition. 

2) Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, 3rd edition. 

3)  Audio file (to accompany the Workbook / Laboratory Manual)

    -- to complete the listening comprehension homework assignments. 

** http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072408154/student_view0/index.html

Choose the chapter and audio program.  Check the WB section

4) Handouts from Blackboard(Bb http://courses.utexas.edu)including the daily schedule and homework assignments.  EID and password are required.

5) JOSHU study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/

Class instructions; homework assignments; etc.

      Homework submit:

Username: Nihongo

Password: Daisuki

Section: 5 (MWF12:00:yellow)  6 (MWF1:00:purple) 

   6) Printer: You need to print HW, handouts, format sheets and etc. from Bb.

 

III. Course Structure

?During the lecture sessions:

-Brief grammar explanations and grammar exercises will be given.

-Reading and some writing practice including new kanji will be given.

-Japanese cultural information related to the topic will be discussed.

-Administrative information will be announced.

?During the activity sessions:

-Dialogues and activities in the textbook will be followed by communicative practice.

-The sessions will be entirely in Japanese.  Questions that require explanations (in English) should be asked in lecture sessions.

?Come prepared.  Read appropriate textbook assignments and do the grammar exercises and activities         before class. You are not allowed to read the textbook during class unless you are instructed to do so. 

 

IV. Grading Policy

Your final course grade will be determined in the following way:

 

1) Attendance & Class Participation ?% Grading Scale

2) Homework Completion 10% A = 100-94

3) Vocabulary Quizzes (14-2) 7% A-= 89.5-93.9

4) Grammar Quizzes (14-2) 7% B+= 87-89.4

5) Writing Quizzes (10-2) 7% B =   84-86.9

6) Compositions (2) 8% B-= 79.5-83.9

7) Oral Exams (3) 15% C+= 77-79.4

8) Skit Presentation 6% C = 74-76.9

9) Chapter Tests (3) 20% C-= 69.5-73.9

10) Final Written Exam 20%   D+= 67-69.4

100% D = 64-66.9

D-= 59.5-63.9

        F = 59.4 or less

Letter grades will be determined according to the above scale.  There will be NO grading on a curve.

There is a grades record sheet in the Bb.  Please check eGradebook for your grade.

February 15th, Monday:

Last Day to drop without a possible academic penalty

 

March 29, Monday:

Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class.

Last day a student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.

 

V. Course Requirements

1) Attendance & Class Participation

? Because of the cumulative nature of language learning, it is essential that students keep up with course work on a daily basis and attend all classes.  You are required to attend all classes and to prepare for the class according to the daily schedule.  When you have the perfect attendance record at the end of the semester, you will receive the extra 2% added to your course grade.  If you miss classes 2 times (2 one and a half hours sessions = one day) or less, you will receive the extra 1% added to your course grade.  Missing class more than 2 times (2 one and a half hours sessions) will not get you any extra points.  Absence will not excuse a student in any way from responsibility for course material.  Notify your instructor as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class.  Only in RARE emergency cases (e.g., funerals with the announcement, car accidents with a written note from the police, sickness with a written note from the doctor), students will be allowed to make up work missed during their absences.  Your instructor will abide by this rule very strictly and reserve the right to judge whether to allow work to be made up or not.

? It is the policy of the UT that the student must notify the instructor at least 14 days prior to the classes scheduled on dates s/he will be absent to observe a religious holy day.

? Come to each class on time and stay until the class ends every day.  The quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class and the end of the class.  Two incidents of tardiness (coming late or leaving early) count as one absence.  In addition, studying other subjects, chatting in English with your classmates, texting etc. may penalize you (participation).

? No foods, No open containers (only bottled drink is allowed), No gums, NO texting, No cell phone (keep it off) during the class period, PLEASE. 

? Please respect each other and show consideration towards your instructor and classmates.

? Your active participation in class activities will greatly enhance your progress in Japanese.  Please do not be afraid of making mistakes/errors in the classroom.

 

2) Homework -- No late / incomplete homework will count toward your grade.

? You will be given written homework assignments almost every day.  Do your homework promptly and carefully.  Homework will be corrected but not graded.  However, if your HW was done poorly (e.g. sloppy work, not using any kanjis, basic kana mistakes etc.), you may not receive full credit. 

 

? The instructor use the marks below when checking homework as well as compositions:

H: hiragana Kt: katakana Kj: kanji Sp: spelling V: vocabulary

P: particle G: grammar Fm: form T: tense     Ord: order

   ?:  unclear >: insertion Cj: conjugation  

? Write neatly.  Use only pencil (and erase carefully when you make an error).

? Homework is due at the beginning of each class, so turn it in before the class starts.  Do not leave

homework at your instructor’s office or mailbox without receiving permission to do so in advance.  Late, incomplete, or sloppily done homework may be accepted but will not be counted for credit.

? Write your name on each homework sheet.  If there are more than 2 pages, staple them in the upper left corner.  Your instructor is not responsible for missing pages when pages are not stapled together.  I will deduct some points if you continue to ignore this request.

? If you need to turn in your homework early (e.g., one day early), you must provide the written note (stating which homework of what date you are turning in early) attached to your homework, so that the instructor can understand your situation. 

? Kanji HW:  Check your kanji list and the kanji sheet in Bb document folder.  Each chapter, there are vocabulary words.  You write each word at least TWICE.  Kanji HW is indicated by the WB page and the +mark in the schedule.

? JOSHU study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/ is often used as your HW.  Check your schedule and HW folder in Bb.

      JOSHU(on-line) Homework submission:

Username: Nihongo Password: Daisuki

Section: 5 (MWF12:00:yellow)  6 (MWF1:00:purple) 

Please note that you will see the JOSHU HP if your score is successfully submitted, however, if you enter the wrong information (class, section, name), your score will not appear.

? How to submit JOSHU HW is explained in the HW folder. 

? You must do your homework on your own.  Unauthorized collaboration on homework and/or copying someone's homework and turning it in as your own will be considered as cheating and will result in a severe penalty.  Allowing other students to use your homework is also considered as scholastic dishonesty.  (Please read the UT’s policies on students’ scholastic dishonesty: http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis_whatis.php/)

 

3) Vocabulary Quizzes  -- NO make-up / early quiz

? You will have 14 vocabulary quizzes.  See the schedule for the content of each quiz.

? The two lowest scores will be dropped.  If you have to miss a quiz due to an emergency situation, treat the missed quiz as a drop.

 

4) Grammar Quizzes -- NO make-up / early quiz

? You will have 14 grammar quizzes to check your understanding of the new structures that you have studied in class.  It will mainly focus on new grammatical structures.  See the schedule for the content of each quiz.

? The two lowest scores will be dropped.  If you have to miss a quiz due to an emergency situation,   treat the missed quiz as a drop.

 

5) Writing (Kanji & Kana) Quizzes -- NO make-up / early quiz

? At the beginning of the semester, you will have 1 hiragana / katakana review quiz.

? You will have 8 kanji quizzes which focus mainly on new kanji in that chapter.  Study the kanji vocabulary for the quizzes.

? The lowest score will be dropped.  If you have to miss a quiz due to an emergency situation, treat the missed quiz as a drop.

 

? The above-mentioned quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class, so come to class on time.

 

6) Compositions

? You are going to use a computer to write a composition. 

http://laits.utexas.edu/japanese/JapanizingYourComputer.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/links/links_forms.php

The optional word processor training session will be provided at the beginning of the semester. You will have two compositions after chapter4 and chapter 5.  You will receive feedback on each draft, and then you are expected to turn in a corrected version (rewrite) based on the suggested feedback.  Please attach the first draft when turning in the corrected version in order to receive full credit.  .

? The feedback sheet for the composition, which will be in Bb, contains the composition topic and guidelines.  You must attach this feedback sheet to your draft.

? Submitting a draft and the corrected version by the deadline counts for 50% of the total grade; the rest of the grade depends on the content of your composition. The maximum score is 100 pts.  You will lose 10 pts. per day for late submission .  Also, a short draft or short rewrite will lower your grade.

? You should do your best to try to use new vocabulary and grammar patterns that you have learned.  In addition, use kanji as much as possible.

? “My computer/printer broke down yesterday.” is not a good excuse for not making the due date.

? Do not consult your Japanese friends, relatives, or classmates; write and revise by yourself.

 

7) Oral exams -- NO make-up / early oral exam

? At the end of each chapter (4, 5, & 6), there will be an oral exam.  The oral exam guidelines will be in your Bb documents folder.

? You need to sign up for oral exams in advance.  Without signing in, you cannot take the exams.  There will be no make up if you missed your scheduled time slot, so come on time (preferably 10 minutes early).

 

8) Skit Presentation  -- NO make-up / early presentation

? Your partners and you will cooperate to create a skit in Japanese to present in the class.  Turn in the skit draft and revision according to the schedule.  Unless participating in all the group activities such as skit writing, performance practice, and presentation, you will receive no credit.  The skit instruction will be given in class later.  The skit guideline will be in your Bb documents folder.

?Do not consult your Japanese friends, relatives, or classmates; write and revise by yourself

9) Chapter Tests  -- NO make-up / early test

? You will have three written chapter tests (4, 5, & 6)to examine your understanding of the material in the chapters.  Each test will include everything that has been covered in that chapter.

? The listening section will be conducted in the beginning of the hour, so please come to classroom on time.  You will not be able to make up a missed listening section if you come late.

? Study “Language Notes” and “Culture Notes” in the textbook.

(These sections may not be covered in class; however, you are expected to read them.)

 

10) Final Written Exam -- NO make-up / early exam

? All students are expected to take the comprehensive final written exam on the scheduled date and time, which will be announced later (unified exam).  The exam will test your abilities in all language skills such as listening, reading, writing, and grammar within the context of what has been done in this course.  The format is similar to that of the written chapter tests, but it will include a kanji and katakana section.  The kanji and katakana section will be given in the beginning of the hour, followed by the listening section.  Be sure to come to the location on time.

? Make sure to check the final exam date before you purchase an airplane ticket.

 

?You cannot keep any of the tests and exams.  Make sure to return them to your instructor by the end of    the class. If they are not returned on the same day, you will not receive any credit for the exam.  Please go to your instructor's office if you need to look at them further. 

 

?The quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class, so come to class on time.

 

 

VI. The Honor Code of the University of Texas at Austin states:

The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility.  Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/spot_honorcode.php

 

VII. Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty

Students who violate the University’s rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University.  Since such dishonesty harms the individual students, and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonest will be strictly enforced. 

http://www.dec.utexas.edu/onlinecourses/dishonesty.html#topimage http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis.php

For further information, please visit the Student Judicial Services web site at http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/

The Student Judicial Services Office is located at SSB4.104 (471-2841)

 

The following are some examples of behaviors regarded as "scholastic dishonesty".

*Copying other students’ homework/exam answers.

*Showing your homework/exam answers to other students.

*Copying other peoples' work or phrases without citing.

*Having someone else write a paper/composition for you.

*Seeking and Receiving extensive help from a native speaker of Japanese for doing homework or writing a composition.

 

VIII. For Students with Disabilities

An y student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

 

IX. Studying Japanese

? In learning a foreign language, it is important to study every day.

? Actively participate in class. 

? Use Japanese as much as possible everywhere.  Try to make a place/ opportunity to use Japanese whenever you can. (Joining a conversation table; making a conversation partner; having Japanese time with your classmate during lunch; visiting Japanese events etc.)

? Spend as much time as possible studying with Audio files/ CD and listening any Japanese language.

? Develop a systematic way of organizing the increasingly large amounts of materials for which you will be responsible.  Language learning requires constant review of previously learned material. 

 

References

Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary

A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters Tuttle Language Library

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

 

 

 

Nintendo DS Software

Anpanman to Asobo aiueo kyooshitsu ??????????????????

Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki jiten ???????????

Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-kun???????????

 

Podcast etc.

http://www.japanesepod101.com/

 

Web Sites for Learners of Japanese

UT Japanese Language Program: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese

UT Study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu

Yookoso on-web (including your listening HW): http://highered.mcgrawhill.com

Online dictionary: http://www.alc.co.jp (Easy to use, JapaneseßàEnglish)

Japanese all: http://www.yookoso.com (Created by Jeff Blum, former UT student)

Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana stroke order: http://gahoh.marinebat.com

Stroke order and exercises for Kanji introduced in Yookoso: http://www.wfu.edu/~takatay/YookosoKanji/

Kanji radicals: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/kanji/kanji_radicals/radicals1.html

(Created by Travis Schiller, UT student)

List of Japanese web sites: http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/language.html (a little too much info.)

 

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

31670 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 830-930 RLM 7.124
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JPN412L Second-Year Japanese II, Spring 2010

 

Classes Tu & Th Room M, W, & F Room

#31670 (1. ???) ??? 8:30- 9:30 RLM 7.124 9:00-10:00 GAR 0.1282

#31675 (2 ???) ???? 10:00-11:00 RLM 5.126 10:00-11:00 RLM 5.126

#31680 (3. ???) ???? 10:00-11:00 RLM 5.126 11:00-12:00 RLM 6.112

#31685 (4. ????) ???? 11:00-12:00 RLM 6.114 12:00- 1:00 RLM 5.120 

 

Instructors

Naoko Suito WCH5.126 475-6043 n.suito@mail.utexas.edu

OH TBA & by appointment

Chikako Hirayama Cooke

WCH5.132 475-6046 hirayama_cooke@mail.utexas.edu

OH: T 11:10 - 12:15, W 11:00-11:50, Th 11:10-12:15, & by appointment

 

Teaching Assistants

Kumiko Kawachi WMB1.114 475-6796 kun0604@hotmail.com M&F 12:30-1:45

 

UT Japanese Language Program: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese

JOSHU study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu

 

Prerequisite

You must have finished JPN412K or equivalent with a grade of at least C

• Transferring Students should consult the instructor immediately to receive further instruction.

 

e-mail: We will regularly use e-mail to send important announcements to the entire class in Japanese and/or English. Please check your e-mail at least once a day. Please read “Japanizing Your Computer” on Japanese Language Program site if you need Japanese support on your computer.

 

I. Course Objectives

To improve the following four skills in the Japanese language as well as to increase general knowledge of the Japanese people and their culture, focusing on the topics of body & health, life & career, and communication & media.

1) Conversation: to develop culturally appropriate communication skills in a variety of everyday conversations,

2) Reading: to develop the ability to read semi-authentic.

3) Writing: to develop the ability to write descriptions of things pertaining to you while correctly using the Japanese writing system and Japanese word processor.

4) Grammar: to develop a clear understanding of the structure of the Japanese language.

 

II. Course Materials

1) YOOKOSO: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, Vol. Two By Yasuhiko Toosaku (© 2006, Third Edition)

2) Workbook/Laboratory Manual for YOOKOSO: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese.

3) CDs for both textbook & workbook. Audio files (for textbook and workbook) are available at

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072408162/student_view0/

4) The textbook and the workbook are on reserve of the PCL.

5) Handouts: blackboard (http://courses.utexas.edu )  EID and password are required.

6) JOSHU study help site : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu

 

III. Course Structure:

• Attend all classes and prepare for class according to the daily schedule.

1) Lecture class

• Come prepared. Read appropriate textbook assignments and do the grammar exercises and activities before class. 

• Brief grammar explanations will be given, and students will practice activities which are related to the new grammatical structures.

• Students will be engaged in reading and some writing practice.

• Japanese culture related to the topic will be discussed.

• Administrative announcements will be given.

2) Activity class

• Come prepared. Students will be engaged in a variety of communicative activities mainly in the textbook and workbook.

• The sessions will be entirely in Japanese. Questions which require explanations (in English) should be asked in lecture sessions.

 

IV. Grading Policy: Your final course grade is determined in the following way.

 

Attendance & Class Participation   ?%

Homework

Workbook 9%

Bb and JOSHU 6%

Compositions #1   4%

Quizzes

Vocabulary Quizzes 9 -1 7%

Grammar Quizzes 10-1 7%

Kanji Quizzes 12-2 7%

Conjugation quizzes 3%

Chapter Tests  (2) 20%

Oral Performance Ch4 & 5 10%

Group Project   7%

Final Written Exam               20%

Total 100%

 

V. Course Requirements

1) Attendance & Participation

• Because of the cumulative nature of language learning, it is essential that students keep up with course work (preview and review) on a daily basis and attend all classes. Absence will not excuse a student in any way from responsibility for completing assigned work on time. Notify your instructor as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class. Your instructor will abide by this rule very strictly and reserve the right to judge whether to allow work to be made up or not.

Attendance Bonus

+ Perfect attendance (No absence, no tardiness, no exceptions): 2% bonus toward your total course grade.

+ 0.5 to 2 absences: 1% bonus

+ Two days of tardiness (coming late or leaving early or leaving and coming back during the class period) counts as one absence. In addition, studying other subjects, chatting in English with your classmates, texting, etc. will penalize you.

• It is the policy of UT that the student must notify the instructor at least 14 days prior to the classes scheduled of dates s/he will be absent to observe religious holy days.  

• Come to each class on time: The quizzes (Grammar, Kanji, and Vocab.) will be given at the beginning of the class.

• There will be absolutely no make-up for missed course requirements such as quizzes, tests, etc. listed below. You are allowed to turn in an assignment in advance: however, you are not allowed to take quizzes and tests either earlier or later than the scheduled time. Do not simply leave any assignment at your teacher’s room or mailbox without leaving a note.

• Your instructor will abide by the above-mentioned rules very strictly and reserves the right to judge whether to allow work to be made up or not in unexpected, extreme, and documented circumstances such as family emergencies. 

No food, No open container (only bottled drink), No gum, No texting, No cell phone during the class period.

• Please respect each other and show consideration towards your instructor and classmates.

• Your active participation in class activities will greatly enhance your progress in Japanese. Please do not be afraid of making mistakes in class: you learn from mistakes.

 

2) Homework (Graded)- NO late homework

• You will be given written and/or on-line homework assignments almost every day. Do your homework promptly and carefully. Answer all of the questions even though you are not sure of the correct answers--your teachers can help you with your mistakes but need to have something to give feedback to.

• The following marks will be used to give feedback to your homework assignments:

H: hiragana Kt: katakana Kj: kanji Sp: spelling V: vocabulary

P: particle Gr: grammar Fm: form Tns: tense ¶: new paragraph

?: unclear >: insertion     : change to  Ord: order   strike  deletion

• All homework is due at the beginning of the class. If you need to submit an assignment earlier than the scheduled date, you must attach a written note which explains which assignment of what date you are turning in earlier. Also, if you wish to get feedback to your late homework (no credit), please attach a written note (that explains which assignment of what date).   

• Only in RARE emergency cases (e.g., funerals with the announcement, car accidents with a written note from the police), students will be allowed to submit the homework assignments missed during their absences and receive credit if they submit them on the first day of their return.

• Read the handouts “kanji list,” “Kanji Practice Example,” and “Kanji Practice Sheet.”

• Write neatly. Write your name on each homework sheet. If there are more than two pages, staple them on the upper left corner. Your instructor is not responsible for missing pages when pages are not stapled together.

• Grading: The homework will be graded. Late, incomplete, or sloppily done homework may be accepted but will not be counted for credit.

a. Workbook homework: Total point for each section: 0.7 of which is for grammar structure and word choice, and 0.3 of which is for handwriting and the use of Kanji.

b. Kanji: Total points = 2

c. Blackboard (listening homework) and JOSHU: as graded by computer. Scores and submission statuses can be checked at the Grade Center on Blackboard.

• You must do your homework on your own. Please read the UT’s policies on students’ scholastic dishonesty.

• JOSHU (on-line) homework submission: username – nihongo;  password – daisuki. Please note that you will see the JOSHU HP if your score is successfully submitted, however, if you enter the wrong information (class, section, name), your score will not appear in the Grade Center. 

 

3) ?? – See the handout, “Composition.” Please also review the handout “????????,” “How to Type in Japanese,” and “How to Write a Composition.”

• Do not consult others, e.g., your Japanese friends; write and revise by yourself. 

 

4) Quizzes -- NO make-up / NO early quizzes

• There are four different types of quizzes which are described below. See the schedule for the content of each quiz. The quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, so come to class on time. No credit is given for a quiz taken without attending the entire class. Please sit where you are able to read the questions on screen. If you need a special arrangement, please consult with your instructor.

• Four grades (one from vocab and Grammar; two from Kanji, none from Conjugation) will be dropped. Use this to make up emergency absences such as family emergencies, sickness, and so on.

(V)-Vocabulary Quizzes (one lowest score will be dropped): In the first section, your instructor will read 5-6 Japanese words twice. Your task is to write the words using appropriate kana (Do not use kanji) and their English equivalents. In the second section, 5-6 English words will be given. Your task is to write their Japanese equivalents.

(G)-Grammar Quizzes (one lowest score will be dropped): Grammar quizzes will mainly test your understanding of the new grammatical structures.   

Kanji Quizzes (two lowest score will be dropped)   

(KR)-Kanji reading Quizzes: You will be asked to write Furigana for each kanji compound word and match it with its English meaning. Study the relevant sections in the workbook and the handout “Kanji list.”

(KW)-Kanji writing Quizzes: You will be asked to write kanji for each reading (Furigana). Study the relevant sections in the workbook and the handout “Kanji list.”

Helpful site: JOSHU – Kanji selftest (pdf)

Conjugation Quizzes: There will be a short (2 min. at most) conjugation quiz at the end of class almost everyday.

 

6) Chapter Tests -- NO make-up / NO early chapter tests

* You will have two chapter tests to assess your understanding of the work you have done in that chapter. It will include everything that has been covered in that chapter.

* The listening section will be conducted separately. Please come to the classroom on time. You will not be able to make up a missed listening section if you come late.

7) Oral Performance Exams -- NO make-up / NO early oral performance

• There will be two oral performance exams based upon the material that you have been practicing.

• Read the handouts “OP #1,” “OP #2,” “OP evaluation Criteria,” and “Useful Expressions for Conversation.”

 

8) Group Project: Read the handout “Group Project.” 

 

9) Final Written Exam -- NO early final exam

• All students are expected to take the comprehensive final exam on the scheduled date and time, which will be announced later.

• The exam will test your abilities in all language skills such as listening, reading, writing, and grammar within the context of what has been done this semester.

 

You cannot keep Chapter tests and the final exam. Make sure to return them to your instructor by the end of the class. If they are not returned on the same day, you will not receive any credit for the exam.  Please go to your instructor's office if you need to look at them further. 

 

VI. The Honor Code of the University of Texas at Austin:

The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/spot_honorcode.php

 

VII. Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty

• The University of Texas guideline on scholastic dishonesty applies to ALL work done in this class, including but not limited to:

Copying other students’ homework/exam answers.

Showing your homework/exam answers to other students.

Copying other peoples’ work or phrases without citing.

Having someone else write a paper for you or correct your compositions.

Recycling your or someone else’s old Sakubun   

Unauthorized collaboration on translations and essays.

• Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, failure in the course and dismissal from the university.  Policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.

http://www.dec.utexas.edu/onlinecourses/dishonesty.html#topimage

http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis.php

 

For further infromation, please visit the Student Judicial Services web site at http://www.utexas.edu/depts/dos/sjs/ .  The Student Judicial Services Office is located at SSB4.104, and tel # is 471-2841

 

VIII. For Students with Disabilities

Any student with a documented medical condition which requires academic accommodations should contact the Service for Students with Disabilities in the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

 

IX. References

Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary

A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G Henshall) Tuttle Language Library

 

X. Web-sites

UT Japanese Language Program website: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese

UT Study help site :JOSHU (language exercises and more)

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu

Online dictionary: http://www.alc.co.jp  (Easy to use, JapaneseßàEnglish dictionary)

Kanji Radicals: Created by our student, Travis Schiller

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/kanji/kanji_radicals/radicals1.html

Stroke order and exercises for Kanji introduced in Yookoso

http://www.wfu.edu/~takatay/YookosoKanji/

Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana stroke order: http://gahoh.marinebat.com

Useful information and links to other useful sites:

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/links.php

http://www.yookoso.com (created by Jeff Blum who studied Japanese at UT)

Yookoso on-web: http://highered.mcgrawhill.com

 

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

31740-31745 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 800-930 RLM 5.126
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JPN 506 First-Year Japanese I-Fall 2008 

Class number Tu. & Th. Room M, W, & F Room 

#31740 8:00-9:30 RLM 5.126 8:00-9:00 RLM 5.126 

#31745 8:00-9:30 RLM 5.126 9:00-10:00 RLM 5.120 

 

Instructor: Chikako Hirayama Cooke  ???? ???? 

Phone:  475-6046 (please e-mail me if I am not in the office) 

Office:  WCH 5.132 

E-mail: hirayama_cooke@mail.utexas.edu 

Office Hours: TBA 

 

TA:  Mai Tadokoro 

Phone:  475-6796 

Office:  WMB 1.114 

E-mail: maitdokoro@gmail.com 

Office Hours: TBA  

 

• All the students must take this course with a letter grade if they wish to advance to a next 

level.  Those taking this course with CR/NC will not be eligible for taking JPN507 in 

the future. 

 

I. Course Objectives  

1) To Acquire four skills in the Japanese language: 

 

Listening Ability to understand simple every day conversation. 

Speaking Ability to handle some survival situations through circumlocutions and repetitions. 

Reading Ability to read simple, short reading materials including semi-authentic materials. 

Writing Ability to write simple sentences learned in class using the appropriate hiragana, 

katakana, and kanji. 

 

2) To acquire a fundamental knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures. 

3) To acquire some knowledge of the Japanese culture. 

 

II.  Course Materials 

1) Textbook:  Yookoso!  An invitation to Contemporary Japanese by Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku.  

3rd edition 

 

2) Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso!  An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, 

3rd edition 

 

3) CDs/Audio files 

1. Listening Comprehension Program (to accompany the textbook) 

2. Audio Program (to accompany the Workbook / Laboratory Manual) -- to complete the 

listening comprehension homework assignments.   

** http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072408162student_view0/ 

Choose the chapter and audio program.  Check the WB section 

** “Real Player” (www.real.com) 

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/itsaud/series.php?series_name=jp-0-02  

Password: Tohsaku 

 

 4) Handouts from Blackboard(Bb http://courses.utexas.edu)including the daily schedule and 

homework assignments.  EID and password are required. 

 

5) JOSHU study help site: http://www.laitutexas.edu/japanese/joshu/index.htm 

Class instructions; homework assignments; etc.  

Homework submit: 

Username: Nihongo  Password: Daisuki  Section: 1 (8:00) 2 (9:00)  

 

 6) Printer: You need to print HW, handouts, format sheets and etc. from Bb. 

 

 7) Handouts including homework assignments trough the blackboard. 

 

 

The textbook and the workbook are on reserve on the 1st floor of the PCL. 

 

III. Course Structure 

• Attend all classes. 

• Prepare for class according to the daily schedule. 

 

1) Lecture class (Tu. & Th.) 

• Please come prepared.  Read appropriate textbook assignments and do the grammar 

exercises and activities before class. (Read “Language Notes” and “Culture Notes” etc. in 

the textbook.  These sections may not be covered in class; however, you are expected to 

read them.) 

• Brief grammar explanations and grammar exercises will be given. 

• Reading and some writing practice, including kana and kanji, will be given. 

• Japanese cultural information related to the topic will be discussed. 

• Administrative information will be announced. 

 

2) Activity class (M, W, & F) 

• Dialogues and activities in the textbook will be followed by communicative practice. 

• The sessions will be entirely in Japanese.  Questions that require explanations (in 

English) should be asked in lecture classes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.  Grading Policy 

Your final course grade is determined in the following way: 

 

 % 

Attendance & Class Participation ? 

Homework 7 

Vocabulary Quizzes (18-3) 8 

Writing  Quizzes (10-2) 8 

Compositions (2) 8 

Oral Exam(2) 15 

Group Skit(1) 7 

Chapter Tests (3) 22 

Final Witten Exam  25 

 100 

 

A = 100-90 

B = 89-80 

C = 79-70 

D = 69-60 

F  = 59- 

There will be NO grading on a curve. 

There is a grades record sheet in the Bb.  Please check eGradebook for your grade. 

Last Day to drop this class without a possible academic penalty:  September 23, Wednesday 

 

V. Course Requirements 

Attendance & Class Participation (?%) 

• Because of the cumulative nature of language learning, it is essential that students keep 

up with course work on a daily basis and attend all classes.  You are required to attend all 

classes and to prepare for the class according to the daily schedule.  When you have the 

perfect attendance record at the end of the semester, you will receive an extra 2% 

added to your course grade.  If you miss classes 3 times or less, you will receive an extra 

1% added to your course grade.  Missing class more than 3times will not get you any 

extra points.  Absence will not excuse a student in any way from responsibility for course 

material.  Notify your instructor as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class.  Only 

in RARE emergency cases (e.g., funerals with the announcement, car accidents with a 

written note from the police), students will be allowed to make up work missed during 

their absences.  Your instructors will abide by this rule very strictly and reserve the right 

to judge whether to allow work to be made up or not. 

• It is the polity of the UT that the student must notify the instructor at least 14 days prior 

to the classes scheduled on dates s/he will be absent to observe a religious holy day. 

• Come to each class on TIME.  Two incidents of tardiness (coming late or leaving early) 

count as one absence.  In addition, studying other subjects, chatting in English with your 

classmates, etc. will also penalize your attendance. 

No food, No open container drinks (only bottled drink is allowed),  No gum, No 

Texting, No cell phone during the class period, please.  Please keep your cellular 

phone off in class. 

• Please respect each other and show consideration towards your instructor and classmates. 

• Your active participation in class activities will greatly enhance your progress in Japanese.  

Please do not be afraid of making mistakes/ errors in the classroom. 

 

Homework (7%) 

• No late/ incomplete homework will count toward your grade. 

• You will be given written homework assignments almost every day.  Do your homework 

promptly and carefully. 

• Listening HW will be from CD or < http://www.mhhe.com/yookoso3 >.  Check the WB 

pages. 

• The instructors use the marks below when checking homework as well as compositions: 

 

H Hiragana Kt Katakana Kj Kanji Sp Spelling  V Vocabulary 

P Particle Gr Grammar Fm Form Tns Tense Ord Order 

? Unclear > Insertion Cj Conjugation Strike Deletion → Change to 

¶ New 

paragraph       

 

 

• Write neatly.  Use only pencil (and erase carefully.) 

• Homework is due at the beginning of each class, so turn it in before the class starts.  Do 

not leave homework at your teacher’s office or mailbox without receiving permission to 

do so in advance.  Late, incomplete, or sloppily done homework may be accepted but 

will not be counted for credit. 

• Write your name on each homework sheet.  If there are more than 2 pages, staple them 

in the upper left corner.  Your instructor is not responsible for missing pages when pages 

are not having names nor stapled together. 

• If you need to turn in your homework early, you must provide the written note (stating 

which homework of what date you are turning in early) attached to your homework. 

• Kana(hiragana/ katakana) practice sheets are provided in Bb/ JOSHU site. 

• Kanji HW:  Check your kanji list and the kanji sheet in Bb document folder.  Each 

chapter, there are vocabulary words to practice.  You write each word at least TWICE.  

Kanji HW is indicated by kanji and the +mark in the schedule. 

JOSHU study help site: http://www.laitutexas.edu/japanese/joshu/index.htm is 

sometimes used as your HW.  Check your schedule and HW folder in Bb. 

Homework submit: 

Username: Nihongo  Password: Daisuki  Section: 1(8:00 ) 2 (9:00)  

• How to submit JOSHU HW is explained in the HW folder.   

You must do your homework on your own.  Unauthorized collaboration on 

homework and/or copying someone's homework and turning it in as your own will 

be considered as cheating and will result in a severe penalty.  Allowing other 

students to use your homework is also considered as scholastic dishonesty.  (Please 

read the UT’s policies on students’ scholastic dishonesty: 

http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis_whatis.php/) 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Quizzes (8%) 

• NO make – up/ early quiz 

• All quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class, so come to class on time. 

• You will have 18 quizzes.  See the schedule for the content of each quiz. 

• Your lowest three grades will be dropped at the end of the semester. Use this to make up 

emergency absences such as family emergencies, sickness, and so on. 

 

Writing Quizzes (8%) 

• NO make-up/ early quiz. 

• All quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class, so come to class on time. 

• You will have10 quizzes (hiragana, katakana, and kanji).  See the schedule for the 

content of each quiz. 

• Your lowest two grades will be dropped at the end of the semester.  Use this to make up 

emergency absences such as family emergencies, sickness, and so on. 

 

Compositions (8%) 

• You are going to use genkooyooshi?????????, composition  paper, 

( http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/forms_howto/Genkooyooshi.pdf ) to write 

compositions.  You will receive feedback on the draft, and then you are expected to 

turn in a corrected version based on the suggested feedback.  Please attach the first 

draft when turning in the corrected version in order to receive full credit.  Without 

writing the draft, you won’t receive any credit even if you turn in the “final” version by 

the deadline. 

• The feedback sheet for each chapter contains the composition topic and guidelines in the 

blackboard.  You must attach this feedback sheet to your draft.   

• You have to use at least 3/4 page of genkooyooshi to complete each composition.  The 

maximum score is 100pt.  You will lose 10pt. per day for late submission.  Also, a 

short draft or short rewrite will lower your grade. 

• In each composition, you should try to use new vocabulary and grammar items that have 

been introduced in class.  In addition, use as much kanji as possible. 

• Write neatly.  Use only pencil (and erase carefully). 

• Do not consult your Japanese friends or classmate; WRITE and REVISE by 

YOURSELF. 

 

Oral Exams (15%) 

• NO make-up/early exam. 

• At the end of each chapter, there will be an oral exam based upon the material that you 

have been practicing.  They will be graded on the basis of communicative skills as well 

as accuracy, structure, vocabulary, pronunciation, and fluency.  The oral exam guidelines 

will be in the blackboard. 

 

Skit (7%) 

• No make-up/ early presentation 

• Your partners and you will cooperate to create a skit in Japanese to present in the class.  

Turn in the skit draft and revision according to the schedule.  Unless participating in all the 

group activities such as skit writing, performance practice, and presentation, you will 

receive no credit.  The skit guidelines will be announced later. 

 

Chapter tests (22%) 

• No make-up/ early test 

• You will have three written chapter tests to examine your understanding of the material in 

the chapters.  Each test will include everything that has been covered in that chapter. 

• The listening section will be conducted in the beginning of the hour, so please come to 

classroom on time.  You will not be able to make up a missed listening section. 

• You cannot keep any of the tests and exams.  Make sure to return them to your 

instructor by the end of the class.  If not, you will not receive any credit for the test/ exam.  

Please go to your instructor’s office if you need to look at them further. 

 

Final Written Exam (25%) 

• All students are expected to take the final written exam on the scheduled date (TBA).  

The exam will test your abilities in all language skills such as listening, reading, 

writing, and grammar within the context of what has been done in this course.  The 

format is similar to that of the written chapter tests but it will include a kanji and 

katakana section.   

• Make sure to check the final exam date before you purchase any airplane tickets or make 

any plans. (TBA:  Unified Final Exam) 

 

VI. Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty 

• The University of Texas guideline on scholastic dishonesty applies to ALL work done in 

this class, including but not limited to: 

1. Copying other students’ homework/ exam answers. 

2. Showing your homework/ exam answers to other students. 

3. Copying other people’s work or phrases without citing. 

4. Having someone else write a paper for you or correct your compositions. 

• Students who violate university rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary 

penalties, including the possibility of failing the course and dismissal from the 

University.  University policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. 

• http://www.dec.utexas.edu/onlinecourses/dishonesty.html#topimage 

• http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis.php 

• http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/acint_student.php 

 

 

VII. For Students with Disabilities 

• Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic 

accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the 

Office o the Dean of Students at 471-6259 as soon as possible to request an official 

letter outlining authorized accommodations. 

• http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/ssd/ 

• http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/providing.php#SYLLABUS) 

 

 

VIII.  Blackboard Usage 

• This course uses Blackboard, a Web-based course management system in which a 

password-protected site is created for each course. Student enrollments in each course 

are updated each evening. Blackboard can be used to distribute course materials, to 

communicate and collaborate online, to post grades (using eGradebook), and to submit  

HW thorough JOSHU site (http://www.laitutexas.edu/japanese/joshu/index.htm). 

• You will be responsible for checking the Blackboard course site regularly for class work 

and announcements. As with all computer systems, there are occasional scheduled 

downtimes as well as unanticipated disruptions. Notification of these disruptions will 

be posted on the Blackboard login page. Scheduled downtimes are not an excuse for 

late work. However, if there is an unscheduled downtime for a significant period of 

time, I will make an adjustment if it occurs close to the due date. 

• Blackboard is available at http://courses.utexas.edu. Support is provided by the ITS Help 

Desk at 475-9400 Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm, so plan accordingly. 

 

IX. Studying Japanese 

• In learning a foreign language, it is important to study every day.  You are expected to 

spend a lot of hours besides your classes.  You should NOT expect to learn the 

language simply by attending the class activities.  Language learning requires a lot of 

time to constant review of previously learned material.     

• Come PREPARED.  Please read appropriate textbook pages BEFORE class to facilitate 

your understanding of the lectures and participation in class activities.   

• Use Japanese whenever possible.  Try to use phrases you have learned with your 

classmates or your Japanese friends.  Join the conversation club if you have free time. 

(Japanese Conversation Table on MWF 4-5 pm) 

• Listen to the CDs of Yookoso textbook or Textbook Audio Program  

• Listen to the Japanese language as much as possible.  (Even though you do not 

understand, listening to Japanese will help you to familiar with the sounds, intonation, 

and vocabulary.) Develop a systematic way of organizing the increasingly large 

amounts of materials for which you will be responsible.   

 

X. Japanese sites 

Web Sites for Learners of Japanese 

UT Japanese Language Program: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese 

UT Study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu 

Yookoso on-web (including your listening HW): http://highered.mcgrawhill.com 

Online dictionary: http://www.alc.co.jp (Easy to use, Japanese??English) 

Japanese all: http://www.yookoso.com (Created by Jeff Blum, former UT student) 

Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana stroke order: http://gahoh.marinebat.com 

Stroke order and exercises for Kanji introduced in Yookoso: 

http://www.wfu.edu/~takatay/YookosoKanji/ 

Kanji radicals: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/kanji/kanji_radicals/radicals1.html  

(Created by Travis Schiller, UT student)  

List of Japanese web sites: http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/language.html (a little too 

much info.) 

 

References 

Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary 

A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters Tuttle Language Library 

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar  

 

Nintendo DS Software 

Anpanman to Asobo aiueo kyooshitsu ??????????

 ???????

 

Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki jiten ???????????

 

Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-kun???????????

 

 

 

Japanese Conversation Table 

TBA 

 

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

31820-31825 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1200 RLM 5.126
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JPN412L Second-Year Japanese II, Fall 2009 

  

Class number Color/section Tu. & Th. Room M, W, & F Room 

#31820 ???/ 1 11:00-12:00 RLM 5.126 10:00-11:00 MEZ 1.202 

#31825 ?? / 2 11:00-12:00 RLM 5.126 9:00-10:00 MEZ 1.118 

 

Instructor: Chikako Hirayama Cooke  ???? ???? 

Phone:  475-6046 (please e-mail me if I am not in the office) 

Office:  WCH 5.132 

E-mail: hirayama_cooke@mail.utexas.edu 

Office Hours: TBA 

 

TA:  Tadahisa Muramatsu 

Phone:  475-6796 

Office:  WMB1.114 

E-mail: tmuramatsu@mail.utexas.edu 

Office Hours: TBA  

 

UT Japanese Language Program: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese 

JOSHU study help site: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu 

 

Prerequisite 

You must have finished JPN412K or equivalent with a grade of at least C.   

• Transferring Students should consult the instructor immediately to receive further instruction. 

 

e-mail: From time to time, We will use e-mail to send important announcements to the entire class in 

Japanese and/or English. Please check your e-mail at least once a day. Please read “Japanizing Your 

Computer” on Japanese Language Program site if you need Japanese support on your computer. 

 

I. Course Objectives 

To improve the following four skills in the Japanese language as well as to increase general 

knowledge of the Japanese people and their culture, focusing on the topics of body & health, life & 

career, and communication & media. 

1) Conversation: to develop culturally appropriate communication skills in a variety of everyday 

conversations,  

2) Reading: to develop the ability to read semi-authentic. 

3) Writing: to develop the ability to write descriptions of things pertaining to you while correctly 

using the Japanese writing system and Japanese word processor. 

4) Grammar: to develop a clear understanding of the structure of the Japanese language. 

 

II. Course Materials 

1)  YOOKOSO: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, Vol. Two By Yasuhiko Toosaku (© 

2006, Third Edition) 

2)  Workbook/Laboratory Manual for YOOKOSO: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese. 

3)  CDs for both textbook & workbook. Audio files (for textbook and workbook) are available at  

 http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072408162/student_view0/ 

 You can also connect to the URL (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/itsaud) through Real Player 

(www.real.com).  

 Password: tohsaku;  Search: jp-2-01 

4) The textbook and the workbook are on reserve of the PCL.  

5)  Handouts: blackboard (http://courses.utexas.edu )  EID and password are required. 

6) JOSHU study help site : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu 

 

III. Course Structure 

• Attend all classes and prepare for class according to the daily schedule.  

 

1)  Lecture class 

• Come prepared. Read appropriate textbook assignments and do the grammar exercises and 

activities before class.   

• Brief grammar explanations will be given, and students will practice activities which are 

related to the new grammatical structures. 

• Students will be engaged in reading and some writing practice. 

• Japanese culture related to the topic will be discussed. 

• Administrative announcements will be given. 

 

2) Activity class 

• Come prepared. Students will be engaged in a variety of communicative activities mainly in 

the textbook and workbook. 

• The sessions will be entirely in Japanese. Questions which require explanations (in English) 

should be asked in lecture sessions. 

 

IV. Grading Policy:  

Your final course grade is determined in the following way. 

 Attendance & Class Participation   ?%  

 Homework  8%  

 Compositions #1 & #2   8%  

 Quizzes   

  Vocabulary Quizzes 9 -1 7%  

  Grammar Quizzes 10-1 8%  

  Kanji Quizzes 12-2 8%  

  Conjugation quizzes 4% 

 Chapter Tests  (2) 20%  

 Oral Performance Ch4 & 5 10% 

 Group Project   7%  

 Final Written Exam                20%  

 Total  100%  

 

• Letter grades will be determined according to the above scale. There will be NO grading on a 

curve.  

• Please check eGradebook for your grade.  Last Day to drop this class without a possible 

academic penalty: September 23, Wednesday 

 

 

V.  Course Requirements 

1)  Attendance & Participation:   

• Because of the cumulative nature of language learning, it is essential that students keep up with 

course work (preview and review) on a daily basis and attend all classes. Absence will not 

excuse a student in any way from responsibility for completing assigned work on time. Notify 

your instructor as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class. Your instructor will abide by 

this rule very strictly and reserve the right to judge whether to allow work to be made up or not.  

• Letter grades will be determined 

according to the scale below. 

There will be NO grading on a 

curve.  

A=100-90    

B=89-80    

C=79-70    

D=69-60    

F= 59-  

 

 

Attendance Bonus   

+Perfect attendance(No absence, no tardiness): 2% bonus toward your total course grade. 

+0.5 to 2 absences: 1% bonus 

+Two days of tardiness (coming late or leaving early or leaving and coming back during the 

class period) counts as one absence. In addition, studying other subjects, chatting in English 

with your classmates, texting, etc. may penalize you. 

• It is the policy of UT that the student must notify the instructor at least 14 days prior to the 

classes scheduled of dates s/he will be absent to observe religious holy days.   

• Come to each class on time: The quizzes (Grammar, Kanji, and Vocab.) will be given at the 

beginning of the class. 

• There will absolutely no make-up for missed course requirements such as quizzes, tests, etc. 

listed below. You are allowed to turn in an assignment in advance: however, you are not allowed 

to take quizzes and tests either earlier or later than the scheduled time. Do not simply leave any 

assignment at your teacher’s room or mailbox without leaving a note. 

• Your instructor will abide by the above-mentioned rules very strictly and reserves the right to 

judge whether to allow work to be made up or not in unexpected, extreme, and documented 

circumstances such as family emergencies.   

No food, No open container (only bottled drink), No gum, No texting, No cell phone during 

the class period.  

• Please respect each other and show consideration towards your instructor and classmates. 

• Your active participation in class activities will greatly enhance your progress in Japanese. 

Please do not be afraid of making mistakes in class: you learn from mistakes.  

 

2)  Homework (Graded)- NO late homework 

• You will be given written and/or on-line homework assignments almost every day. Do your 

homework promptly and carefully. Answer all of the questions even though you are not sure of 

the correct answers--your teachers can help you with your mistakes but need to have something 

to give feedback to. 

• The following marks will be used to give feedback to your homework assignments: 

H: hiragana Kt: katakana  Kj: kanji Sp: spelling V: vocabulary 

P: particle Gr: grammar  Fm: form Tns: tense ¶: new paragraph 

?: unclear >: insertion     : change to  Ord: order   strike  deletion   

• All homework is due at the beginning of the class. If you need to submit an assignment earlier 

than the scheduled date, you must attach a written note which explains which assignment of what 

date you are turning in earlier. Also, if you wish to get feedback to your late homework (no 

credit), please attach a written note (that explains which assignment of what date).   

• The homework will be graded. Late, incomplete, or sloppily done homework may be accepted 

but will not be counted for credit.   

• Only in RARE emergency cases (e.g., funerals with the announcement, car accidents with a 

written note from the police), students will be allowed to submit the homework assignments 

missed during their absences and receive credit if they submit them on the first day of their 

return. 

• Read the handouts “kanji list,” “Kanji Practice Example,” and “Kanji Practice Sheet.” 

• Write neatly. Write your name on each homework sheet. If there are more than two pages, staple 

them on the upper left corner. Your instructor is not responsible for missing pages when pages 

are not stapled together. 

• Grading:  

a. Workbook homework: Total point for each section: 0.7 of which is for grammar structure 

and word choice, and 0.3 of which is for handwriting and the use of Kanji. 

b. Kanji: Total points = 2: one (1) for reading and meaning, one (1) for writing 

c. Blackboard (listening homework) and JOSHU: as graded by computer (total score of 1) 

• You must do your homework on your own. Please read the UT’s policies on students’ 

scholastic dishonesty. 

• JOSHU (on-line) homework submission: username – nihongo;  password -- daisuki 

 

3)  ?? – See handouts: “Composition General Information,” “Composition #1,” and “Composition 

2.” Review the handout “Composition by Word Processor,” “Using Japanese Word Processing 

Program” 

• Do not consult others, e.g., your Japanese friends; write and revise by yourself.   

 

4) Quizzes -- NO make-up / NO early quizzes 

• There are four different types of quizzes which are described below. See the schedule for the 

content of each quiz. The quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, so come to class on 

time. No credit is given for a quiz taken without attending the entire class. Please sit where you 

are able to read the questions on screen. If you need a special arrangement, please consult with 

your instructor. 

• Four grades (one from vocab and Grammar; two from Kanji, none from Conjugation) will be 

dropped. Use this to make up emergency absences such as family emergencies, sickness, and so 

on.  

(V)-Vocabulary Quizzes (one lowest score will be dropped): In the first section, your instructor 

will read 5-6 Japanese words twice. Your task is to write the words using appropriate kana 

(Do not use kanji) and their English equivalents. In the second section, 5-6 English words 

will be given. Your task is to write their Japanese equivalents.  

(G)-Grammar Quizzes (one lowest score will be dropped): Grammar quizzes will mainly test 

your understanding of the new grammatical structures.   

Kanji Quizzes (two lowest score will be dropped)   

(KR)-Kanji reading Quizzes: You will be asked to write Furigana for each kanji compound word 

and match it with its English meaning. Study the relevant sections in the workbook and 

the handout “Kanji list.” 

(KW)-Kanji writing Quizzes: You will be asked to write kanji for each reading (Furigana). Study 

the relevant sections in the workbook and the handout “Kanji list.” 

Helpful site: JOSHU – Kanji selftest (pdf) 

Conjugation Quizzes There will be a short (2 min at most) conjugation quiz at the end of class 

almost everyday.  

 

6)  Tests 

 • Chapter Tests -- NO make-up / NO early chapter tests 

* You will have two chapter tests to assess your understanding of the work you have done in that 

chapter. It will include everything that has been covered in that chapter. 

* The listening section will be conducted separately. Please come to the classroom on time. You 

will not be able to make up a missed listening section if you come late. 

7)  Oral Performance Exams -- NO make-up / NO early oral performance 

• There will be two oral performance exams based upon the material that you have been practicing.  

• Read the handouts “OP #1,” “OP #2,” “OP evaluation Criteria,” and “Useful Expressions for 

Conversation.” 

 

8)  Group Project: Read the handout “Group Project.”   

 

9)  Final Written Exam -- NO early final exam 

• All students are expected to take the comprehensive final exam on the scheduled date and time, 

which will be announced later. 

• The exam will test your abilities in all language skills such as listening, reading, writing, and 

grammar within the context of what has been done this semester. 

 

You cannot keep Chapter tests and the final exam. Make sure to return them to your instructor by the 

end of the class. If they are not returned on the same day, you will not receive any credit for the exam.  

Please go to your instructor's office if you need to look at them further.   

 

VI. Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty 

• The University of Texas guideline on scholastic dishonesty applies to ALL work done in this 

class, including but not limited to:   

Copying other students’ homework/exam answers. 

Showing your homework/exam answers to other students. 

Copying other peoples’ work or phrases without citing. 

Having someone else write a paper for you or correct your compositions. 

Recycling your or someone else’s old Sakubun    

Unauthorized collaboration on translations and essays. 

• Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary 

penalties, failure in the course and dismissal from the university.  Policies on scholastic 

dishonesty will be strictly enforced. 

• http://www.dec.utexas.edu/onlinecourses/dishonesty.html#topimage 

• http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis.php 

 

For further information, please visit the Student Judicial Services web site at 

http://www.utexas.edu/depts./dos/sjs/ .  The Student Judicial Services Office is located at 

SSB4.104, and tel # is 471-2841 

 

VII.  For Students with Disabilities 

Any student with a documented medical condition which requires academic accommodations 

should contact the Service for Students with Disabilities in the Office of the Dean of Students at 

471-6259 as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. 

• http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/ssd/ 

• http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/providing.php#SYLLABUS) 

 

VIII. References 

 Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary 

 A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G Henshall) Tuttle Language Library 

 Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar 

 

IX. Web-sites 

UT Japanese Language Program website: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese 

UT Study help site :JOSHU (language exercises and more) 

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu 

Online dictionary: http://www.alc.co.jp  (Easy to use, Japanese??English dictionary) 

Stroke order and exercises for Kanji introduced in Yookoso  

http://www.wfu.edu/~takatay/YookosoKanji/  

 Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana stroke order: http://gahoh.marinebat.com 

Useful information and links to other useful sites: 

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/links.htm 

http://www.yookoso.com (created by Jeff Blum who studied Japanese at UT) 

Yookoso on-web: http://highered.mcgrawhill.com 

Yookoso on-web (including your listening HW): http://highered.mcgrawhill.com 

Kanji radicals: 

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/kanji/kanji_radicals/radicals1.html  

(Created by Travis Schiller, UT student)  

List of Japanese web sites: 

http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/language.html (a little too much info.) 

 

Nintendo DS Software 

 Anpanman to Asobo aiueo kyooshitsu ??????????

 ???????

 

 Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki jiten ???????????

 

 Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-kun???????????

 

 

Japanese Conversation Table 

TBA 

 

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