Learning Recommendation: C- or better in Japanese 1

General Description: Japanese 2 is a one-year continuation of Japanese 1. Students expand vocabulary and sentence structure, understanding and usage. Continued emphasis is on all language skills including speaking, listening, reading and writing of kana as well as kanji. Daily homework and good attendance are required to be successful.

Content: Topics include but are not limited to -

  • Foods and meals
  • Birthdays and parties
  • Lengthy self-introduction
  • Driving and rules
  • Restaurants
  • Holidays
  • Work
  • Prefectures and cities

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of :

  • Teacher lecture
  • Oral and written practice
  • Reading
  • Skits
  • Cultural activities
  • Speeches
  • Group projects
  • Films and television


Equipment to be provided by student: One or more workbooks