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Learning Recommendations: Students should spend 10 to 20 minutes daily studying in addition to their homework assignments.

General Description: Japanese 1 provides an introduction to the spoken and written language of Japan and Japanese culture. Students will engage in meaningful communication on a variety of topics drawn from everyday life as they develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students learn hiragana, katakana and some basic kanji.

Level I students must be prepared to be taught predominantly in Japanese; however, English will be used sparingly to support the comprehension of some complex grammatical structures and cultural understanding.

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Equipment to be provided by Student: Spiral notebook