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

Naoko Suito

Senior Lecturer Ph.D., University of Texas

Naoko Suito

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-8497
  • Office: WCH 5.105
  • Office Hours: SPRING 2014: MWF 12:45-1:45 & by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Biography

Courses taught:
First-year Japanese I and II; Second-year Japanese I and II; Readings in Modern Japanese I and II

Interests

Japanese language; Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology

JPN 611D • Intermediate Japanese

32475 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 2.102
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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. Prerequisites: JPN 507/610D or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese 3rd edition (Chapters 1-4) 
NO workbook required

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

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32500 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm CAL 200
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A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: TBA

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32505 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 200
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: TBA

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN F611D • Intermediate Japanese

82055 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-100pm CMA 5.190
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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. Prerequisites: JPN 507/610D or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese 3rd edition (Chapters 1-4) 
NO workbook required

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

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32820 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.204
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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 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32825 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm MEZ 1.204
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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 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32835 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm RLM 5.126
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Continued development of Japanese reading and comprehension skills using authentic print and web-based resources.  Prerequisite: Japanese 320K with a grade of at least C.

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32840 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm RLM 5.126
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Continued development of Japanese reading and comprehension skills using authentic print and web-based resources.  Prerequisite: Japanese 320K with a grade of at least C.

JPN 611D • Intermediate Japanese

32480 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 1.122
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Intermediate level of competency in Japanese to enable students to function in a variety of real-life contexts.  Japanese 611D and 412K may not both be counted. Japanese 611D and 412L may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Japanese 507 or 610D with a grade of at least C.



JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32505 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm RLM 7.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Exploration of different types of texts written in a variety of grammar structures with rich vocabulary. Examination of similarities and differences between various aspects of Japanese culture and the student's own culture.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32510 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm RLM 5.112
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Exploration of different types of texts written in a variety of grammar structures with rich vocabulary. Examination of similarities and differences between various aspects of Japanese culture and the student's own culture.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

JPN S610D • Japanese II

82370 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-100pm RLM 7.112
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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.  Japanese 507 and 610D may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Japanese 601D or 506 with a grade of at least C.

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32380 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am RLM 5.124
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese. Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Japanese 611D with a grade of at least C. (3 credits)

Yookoso II ch5 (Life and Careers) and ch6 (Communication and Media)

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.

JPN 317C • Japanese Gram/Comp/Conversatn

32385 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm RLM 5.124
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese. Designed to prepare students for specialized advanced Japanese language courses. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Japanese 611D with a grade of at least C. (3 credits)

Yookoso II ch5 (Life and Careers) and ch6 (Communication and Media)

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.

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32395 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm RLM 5.126
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This course will mainly focus on developing reading and writing skills. The goals of this course include:
1) review and reinforcement of basic grammar 2) expansion of vocabulary, expressions, and kanji
3) ability to read short essays, stories, and some newspaper articles intensively (close reading) and
extensively (rapid reading) 4) ability to write simple essays and letters in Japanese 5)
acquisition of general knowledge of Japanese culture Prerequisites: JPN 320K or the equivalent with a
grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Revised Edition, Miura and McGloin, 2008 Japan Times,
(Chapters 7-15)

 

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32400 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm RLM 6.114
show description

This course will mainly focus on developing reading and writing skills. The goals of this course include:
1) review and reinforcement of basic grammar 2) expansion of vocabulary, expressions, and kanji
3) ability to read short essays, stories, and some newspaper articles intensively (close reading) and
extensively (rapid reading) 4) ability to write simple essays and letters in Japanese 5)
acquisition of general knowledge of Japanese culture Prerequisites: JPN 320K or the equivalent with a
grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Revised Edition, Miura and McGloin, 2008 Japan Times,
(Chapters 7-15)

 

JPN 611D • Intermediate Japanese

32280 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 1.122
show description

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. Prerequisites: JPN 507/610D or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese 3rd edition (Chapters 1-4) 
NO workbook required

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

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32305 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm RLM 7.112
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: TBA

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32310 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm RLM 5.112
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: Order online

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, Japanese Wiki, Group/individual Project.

JPN F412K • Second-Year Japanese I

82500 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1230pm RLM 5.126
show description

The main objective of this course is to develop four communication langauage 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. Prerequisites: JPN 507 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese 3rd edition (Chapters 1-3) 
NO workbook required

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

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32340 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm RLM 5.126
show description

Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Continued development of Japanese reading and comprehension skills using authentic print and web-based resources.  Prerequisite: Japanese 320K with a grade of at least C.

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

32345 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm RLM 6.114
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Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Continued development of Japanese reading and comprehension skills using authentic print and web-based resources.  Prerequisite: Japanese 320K with a grade of at least C.

JPN 412K • Second-Year Japanese I

32160 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.122
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The main objective of this course is to develop four communication langauage 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. Prerequisites: JPN 507 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese 3rd edition (Chapters 1-3) 
NO workbook required

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

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32185 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm RLM 7.112
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: TBA

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32190 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm RLM 5.112
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (2008)

NO CD for this 320K/L

Kanji Workbook: TBA

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN S412L • Second-Year Japanese II

82340 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1230pm RLM 7.112
show description

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.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4-6)
Vocabulary Dictionary Accompanying Yookoso Vol.2

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

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

32565 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1000am-1100am RLM 6.114
show description

 

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.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4-6)Grading/Requirements: (May vary)

Quizzes , Homework, Compositions, Tests, Oral performances, Film, Final exam.

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

32575-32580 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm RLM 6.122
show description

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.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 4-6)
Vocabulary Dictionary Accompanying Yookoso Vol.2

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

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

32585 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm MEZ 2.122
show description

A) This course focuses on reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced levels. B) We will
be spending about two weeks for each chapter. C) The class is conducted in Japanese. D) Besides the
textbook, we will be reading outside sources such as fiction, newspaper articles, etc.

Texts/Readings:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Ch1-Ch 6) by Miura and McGloin (1994)

Grading/Requirements: (May vary)
Class participation, Quizzes (Culture Notes, Kanji and vocabulary), Compositions, Homework, Chapter
Tests, Final Exam, E-mailing, Group Project-Newspaper Publishing.

JPN 412K • Second-Year Japanese I

31385-31390 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1000am-1100am RLM 6.122
show description

The main objective of this course is to develop four communication langauage 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. Prerequisites: JPN 507 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

Texts/Readings:
Yookoso 2, Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (Chapters 1-3) 1995
Vocabulary Dictionary Accompanying Yookoso Vol. 2

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

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

31425 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 210
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Texts/Readings:
Miura and McGloin, An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese

Grading/Requirements:
Attendance/class participation 8% Homework 9% Quizzes (Kanji and vocabulary) 15%
Hand-written composition 10% Letter 5% Diary/Journal 8%
Chapter tests 25% Final exam 20%

JPN 412L • Second-Year Japanese II

31675-31680 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1000-1100 RLM 5.126
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See the attached

JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

31690 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm MEZ 2.122
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See the attached

JPN 320L • Readings In Modern Japanese II

31840 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 1200-100pm PAR 304
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JPN 320L, Fall 2009: Readings in Modern Japanese II
# 31840; MWF 12:00-1:00; PAR 304
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JPN 320K • Readings In Modern Japanese I

31225 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 300pm-400pm MEZ 1.212
show description

Not open to native speakers of Japanese.  Exploration of different types of texts written in a variety of grammar structures with rich vocabulary. Examination of similarities and differences between various aspects of Japanese culture and the student's own culture.  Prerequisite: Japanese 412L or 317C with a grade of at least C.

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