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

Midori Tanaka

Lecturer MA, University of Oregon

Contact

  • Phone: 512-232-7104
  • Office: WCH 5.138
  • Office Hours: SPRING 2014: T Th 11-12:30
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Biography

Courses taught:
First-year Japanese I and II; Second-year Japanese I and II; Advanced Conversation; Advanced Reading; Business Japanese

Interests

Japanese language and linguistics; pedagogy

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32440-32445 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm RLM 5.122
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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 327 • Adv Rdng/Writ Kanji Characters

32525 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 7.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Building more advanced vocabulary and kanji knowledge through systematic study (recognition, reading, and writing) of kanji.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN S317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

82065 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am MEZ 2.124
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Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses.  Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Japanese 412L and 317C may not both be counted.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32765-32770 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm RLM 5.122
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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 327 • Adv Rdng/Writ Kanji Characters

32850 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Building more advanced vocabulary and kanji knowledge through systematic study (recognition, reading, and writing) of kanji.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32445-32450 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm RLM 6.116
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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 327 • Adv Rdng/Writ Kanji Characters

32530 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 7.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Building more advanced vocabulary and kanji knowledge through systematic study (recognition, reading, and writing) of kanji.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32320 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm ENS 126
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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 327 • Adv Rdng/Writ Kanji Characters

32410 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Building more advanced vocabulary and kanji knowledge through systematic study (recognition, reading, and writing) of kanji.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 601D • Japanese I

32260 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm RLM 6.116
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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 326 • Business Japanese

32330 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 800am-930am WAG 208
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Development of basic business manners and business-related vocabulary and conversation skills appropriate in an office environment.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN S412L • Second-Year Japanese II

82510 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1230pm RLM 7.112
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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.

Grading Policy

Quizzes, Homework, Compositions, Written Tests, Oral performances, Final exam

Texts

Yookoso 2: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4-6) ; Workbook/Lab manual to Accompany to Yookoso 2.

JPN 326 • Business Japanese

32355 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Development of basic business manners and business-related vocabulary and conversation skills appropriate in an office environment.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

32515-32520 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm RLM 5.122
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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:
Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 2nd edition (Chapters 1
-3)
Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso !, An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 2nd
edition

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

JPN 326 • Business Japanese

32605 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 800am-930am RLM 5.112
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JPN 326 is a course focusing on those situations and events that occur primarily in the daily business
environment such as: formal introduction, interviewing, telephone skills, making an appointment,
requesting or refusing a request, etc. Throughout the course, cultural concepts as they impact the
business world will be introduced. There will be several guest speakers. Prerequisite: JPN 412L or
the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Getting down to Business: Japanese for Business People (1998).

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Vocabulary quizzes, Lesson quizzes, Homework
Attendance & participation,Oral exams,Final exam
Class presentation

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

31355-31360 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm RLM 5.118
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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:
Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 2nd edition (Chapters 1
-3)
Workbook/Laboratory Manual for Yookoso !, An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese. Vol. One, 2nd
edition

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Various quizzes Homework Compositions
Tests Oral performance Oral interview
Final exam

 

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

82015 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1230pm RLM 7.112
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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.

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

31605-31610 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm RLM 7.116
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JPN 326 • Business Japanese

31715 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 800-930 RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Development of basic business manners and business-related vocabulary and conversation skills appropriate in an office environment.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 506 • First-Year Japanese I

31765-31770 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm RLM 5.118
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Course Syllabus
JPN 506 First-Year Japanese I
Fall 2009
Classes Tu & Th @ M, W, & F @
#31765 (pink) 11:00 - 12:30 RLM 5.118 11:00 - 12:00 RLM 6.112
#31770 (blue) 11:00 - 12:30 RLM 5.118 12:00 - 1:00 RLM 5.112
#31775 (green) 12:30 - 2:00 WEL 3.402 1:00 - 2:00 RLM 5.124
#31780 (yellow) 12:00 - 2:00 WEL 3.402 2:00 - 3:00 RLM 6.114
Teaching Stuff Office Tel E-mail Office Hours
Instructor
Midori Tanaka WCH 4.114 475-6033 midori@mail.utexas.edu TBA
Teaching Assistants
Kanae Hirazawa WMB1.114 475-6796 kanaehirazawa@gmail.com TBA
Tadahisa Muramatsu tmuramatsu@mail.utexas.edu N/A
Sae Oshima saeoshima@mail.utexas.edu N/A
*When sending e-mails to us;
students in #31765 & 31770—send to Tanaka & Hirazawa
students in #31775 & 31780—send to Tanaka, Muramatsu, & Oshima
TAs may not reply you.
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. Required 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
•You should be able to access both textbook and workbook at the PCL reserve desk.
3) Audio CDs: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese," By Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, 3rd edition
•You can also listen to the CDs through “Real Player.” Log on to http://www.laits.utexas.edu/itsaud/
Password is hamazaki. Call 471-0407 if a different password is requested.
4) Course Packet of handouts including homework assignments etc. is available at University Coop
5) Visit http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/
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III. Course Structure
•Attend all classes.
•Prepare for class according to the schedule. Do not do your homework in class.
•Read your e-mails daily since important announcements will be sent.
1) Lecture class (Tu and Th)
•Come prepared. Read appropriate textbook assignments and do the grammar exercises and
activities before class. Do not read the textbook during class.
•Brief grammar explanations and grammar exercises will be given.
•Reading and some writing practice, including hiragana, katakana, and kanji, will be given.
•Japanese cultural information related to the topic will be discussed.
•Administrative information will be announced.
2) Conversation class (M, W, and F)
•Dialogues and activities in the textbook will be followed by communicative practice.
•The sessions will be entirely in Japanese. Questions which require explanations in English should
be asked in lecture classes.
IV. Grading Policy
•Your final course grade is determined in the following way:
1) Attendance & Class Participation ?%
2) Homework 11%

JPN 326 • Business Japanese

31855 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 800-930 RLM 5.112
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Course Syllabus
JPN326 Business Japanese
Fall ‘09
Class #31855: Tu Th 8:00-9:30 @RLM 5.112
Instructor: Midori Tanaka
Office: WCH 4.114
Phone: 475-6033
E-mail: midori@mail.utexas.edu
Office Hours: TBA
Prerequisite
•You must have finished 412L or the equivalent with a grade of at least C. If you studied
first- and second-year Japanese with textbooks other than "Yookoso," please consult with
your instructor for further instruction.
•You will need to spend many hours outside of the class in order to do the final group
project. If your schedule is not flexible and will not be able to work with your group
members outside of the class as necessarily, please do not take this class.
Course Materials
•Textbook:

JPN 326 • Business Japanese

31245 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 800-930 RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Development of basic business manners and business-related vocabulary and conversation skills appropriate in an office environment.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

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