Learning Recommendations: Students expect to commit to an average of 30 minutes of homework per night.

General Description: Japanese 3 is a one-year continuation of FO420A/B - Japanese 2, which extends vocabulary and studies kanji and grammatical patterns. Students may take on special projects. Japanese 3 may be offered in combination with FO440A/B - Japanese 4 and may require strong independent study skills. Students have the option of taking the Japanese proficiency exam or the SAT II.

In level 3, students and teachers will be communicating almost exclusively in Japanese, and students should be able to utilize conversational Japanese to function in the class with very little use of English.


  • 100-150 more kanji
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communities


  • Pair work, group work, and individual presentations
  • Presentations and skits
  • Written and oral assessments

Equipment to be provided by Student: Spiral notebook