Learning Recommendation: C- or higher in Japanese 2

General Description: Japanese 3 is a one-year continuation of Japanese 2, which extends vocabulary and studies kanji and grammatical patterns. Japanese 3 may be offered as a combination class with Japanese 4 and may require strong independent study skills. Good attendance and daily homework are required. Students also have the option of taking any of the following tests at their own expense: SAT II, AP Japanese, Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Content: Topics include but are not limited to -

  • Athletic events
  • Giving and understanding directions
  • Detailed descriptions of others
  • Japanese high school students
  • Japanese folk tales
  • Japanese entertainment
  • Japanese architecture and housing
  • Transportation in Japan

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of :

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