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Japanese II, Part 2 (WLG250B)

Japanese II, Part 2 (WLG250B)

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Quick Overview

In Japanese II, course content blends different forms of communication and culture via unit activities to ensure that students meet all standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a focus on successful oral and written communication as well as a through grounding in Japanese culture. This is the second semester of WLG250.

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Course Overview

This course focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. This is the second semester of WLG250.

 

Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Daily Life

The theme of this unit is daily life. Students review Japanese sounds (hiragana and katakana), introductions, number through 100, and telling time. They also learn more about the history of Japan.

  • Daily Routines
  • What Time Is It?
  • Opening of Japan
  • Nouns and Particles
  • What You Are Going To Do

Unit 2: Animals

The theme of this unit is animals. Students use comparative nouns and demonstrative pronouns to talk about things they prefer. They also learn various Japanese music styles.

  • Animals
  • Music Styles
  • Comparative Nouns
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • What Do You Prefer?

Unit 3: Activities

The theme of this unit is leisure time activities. Students learn to talk about hobbies, sports, and activities that they like to do. They also learn about comparison statements and Japanese art.

  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • Activities
  • What You Like To Do
  • Ukiyo-e Art
  • Comparison Statements
  • Japanese Artists

Unit 4: The Body

The theme of this unit is the human body. Students learn to name body parts and describe illnesses that may require a doctor's visit. They also learn past tense verb forms and about various Japanese historical monuments.

  • Body Parts
  • Historical Monuments
  • Doctor's Visit
  • Past Tense Verbs

Unit 5: Descriptions

The theme of this unit is describing people and things. Students learn to talk about people's nationalities and languages. They learn about more famous Japanese sites and gain more practice in using past tense verbs.

  • Nationalities
  • Languages
  • Historical Sites
  • Poet Kenji Miyazawa
  • Past Tense Verbs

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: House

In this unit, students learn to talk about the rooms and furnishings in their house and about different types of homes in Japan. They also learn about cultural customs related to sitting.

  • Japanese Legislature
  • Cognates
  • Rooms and Furnishings
  • Traditional and Modern Homes
  • Sitting Techniques

Unit 2: Shopping

The theme of this unit is shopping. Students learn to talk about clothing, jewelry, money, and numbers beyond 100. They also learn about Japanese culture through Japanese proverbs as well as teenage style and fashion.

  • Shopping
  • Clothing and Jewelry
  • Japanese Stores
  • Teenage Style and Fashion
  • Proverbs
  • Money
  • Numbers Beyond 100

Unit 3: Entertainment

The theme of this unit is entertainment events. Students learn about Japanese restaurants, hot springs, and gardens. They also learn to make negative responses to questions and talk about how frequently they do things.

  • Entertainment Events
  • Eating at Restaurants
  • Hot Springs
  • Japanese Gardens

Unit 4: Spare Time

The theme of this unit is free-time activities. Students learn about various hobbies, sports, movies, and other activities. They also learn to talk about who things belong to (possession) and several Japanese past times.

  • Intellectual and Artistic Hobbies
  • The Outdoors
  • Judo, Movies, and Sports
  • Possession
  • Kabuki
  • Ikebana

Unit 5: Travel

The theme of this unit is travel. Students learn to talk about taking a trip and asking where things are located in a city. They learn about Japanese transportation and places to stay and review telling time and false cognates.

  • Japanese Trains
  • Telling Time
  • Subway
  • Planning a Trip
  • em>Ryokan Inns

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.