ELJ102: Elementary Japaense 2

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Course information

  • Instructor: Tomonori Nagano, Ph.D.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus
  • https://www.t-nagano.com/mycourses/ELJ101/ | tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu | 718-482-5484 | B-234FF
  • Office hours: E-mail is preferred, with which you should expect my response within 24 hours. Also, please talk to me after class if you have any question about the class.
  • Class schedule:
    • Mon & Wed 10:30-12:45pm (Room B-129)
    • Tue 10:30-12:45pm (C-222)
    • Thur 10:30-12:45pm (C-253/Lab with Ms. Saki Amemiya)

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Weekly schedule

Lecture topic
Due by next class
Lecture topic
Due by next class
Lecture topic
  • Ch.06 ~てください / Tekudasai (ex. 窓を開けてください。)
  • Ch.06 ~てもいいです / Temoiidesu (ex. テレビを見てもいいですか。)
  • Ch.06 ~てはいけません / Tewaikemasen (ex. テレビを見てはいけません。)
  • Quiz
Due by next class
  • Textbook (Listening): Dialogues (pp. 146-147 / K06-01, K06-03, and K06-05)
  • Workbook: 〜てください (p.57)
  • Workbook: 〜てもいいです (p.58)
  • Workbook: 〜てはいけません (p.59)
Lab topic
  • Lab Guidelines
  • Practice: 〜てください、〜てもいいです、〜てはいけません
  • Practicing vocabulary with Quizlet
  • Introduction to Flipgrid: How to use Flipgrid
Lecture topic
  • Ch.06 Practice 〜てください, 〜てもいいです, and 〜てはいけません
  • Ch.06 te-form による接続 / The te-form for describing two activities (ex. 朝起きて、コーヒーを飲みます。)
  • Ch.06 ~から / Kara (ex. 勉強します。あしたテストがありますから。)
  • Textbook (Reading): Expression Note 7: おそく vs. おそい (p. 155)
Due by next class
  • Workbook: Describing two activities (p. 60)
  • Workbook: 〜から (p. 61)
Lecture topic
  • Ch.03 漢字 (Kanji)
  • Ch.06 ~ましょうか / Mashoka (ex. テレビを消しましょうか。)
  • Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/lagcc46065
  • Quiz
    • Quiz 3: 〜てください, 〜てもいいです, 〜てはいけません quiz | See the sample quiz (Sample quiz 3 | answer key )
Due by next class
  • Workbook: Kanji Practice Ch.3 (pp. 129-130)
  • Workbook: 聞く練習 (Listening Comprehension) (p. 62)
  • Workbook: 答えましょう (Questions) (p. 63) (Use から for Questions 5-7)
Lecture topic
  • Visit to the Japanese New Year Event
    Japan Club's New Year Celebration 2020
    • Wednesday, January 15, 2019
      10:00am-12:00noon
      Room E-111, LaGuardia Community College
Due by next class
Lab topic
  • Meeting 00
    • No class on Monday, January 20, 2020 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
    Lecture topic
    • Ch.07 Vocabulary
    • Ch.07 ~ている / Teiru (ex. テレビを見ています。 / 結婚しています。)
    • Ch.04 漢字 (Kanji)
    Due by next class
    • Textbook (Listening): Vocabulary (pp. 168-169 / K07-07)
    • Workbook: Te-form (p. 64)
    • Workbook: ている (Actions in progress) (p. 65)
    • Workbook: ている (Result of a change) (p. 66)
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Textbook (Listening): Dialogues (pp. 166-167 / K07-01, K07-03, and K07-05)
    • Ch.07 人を描写する / Describing people (ex. この人は髪が長いです。)
    • Ch.07 形容詞/名詞 te-form / The te-form of adjectives/nouns (ex. 大学は新しくて、きれいです。)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Describing people (p. 67)
    • Workbook: Te-form for joining sentences (p. 68)
    • Workbook: Ch.4 漢字 (pp. 131-132)
    Lab topic
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Ch.07 形容詞/名詞 te-form / The te-form of adjectives/nouns (ex. 大学は新しくて、きれいです。)
    • Ch.07 動詞語幹+に行く / Verb stem + ni iku (ex. かぶきを見に行きます。)
    • Ch.07 Counting people (ex. ひとり、ふたり、さんにん)
    • Ch.08 Short form(現在) / Short forms (present tense) (ex. 学生だ 高くない 行かない)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Verb stem + に行く/来る/帰る (p. 69)
    • Workbook: Counting people (p. 70)
    • Workbook: 聞く練習 (Listening Comprehension) (p. 71)
    • Workbook: 答えましょう (Questions) (p. 72)
    Lecture topic
    • Practice the plain forms
    • Ch.08 Short form(現在) / Short forms (present tense) (ex. 学生だ 高くない 行かない)
    • Ch.08 くだけた話し方(現在) / Informal speech (present tense) (ex. よく魚を食べる。)
    • Ch.05 漢字 (Kanji)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Short Forms (p. 73-74)
    • Workbook: Ch. 5 漢字 (pp. 133-134)
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Ch.08 (現在)と思います / (Present tense) to omoimasu (ex. 日本人だと思います。)
    • Ch.08 (現在)と言っていました / (Present tense) to itteimashita (ex. メアリーさんは忙しいと言っていました。)
    • Midterm practice (see the sample questions below)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Questions (〜と思います) (p. 75)
    • Workbook: Questions (〜と言っていました) (p. 76)
    • Presentation 1 is due on Thurs, January 30. Submit it through Flipgrid (see the instructions here )
    Lab topic
    • Midterm practice (see the sample questions below)
    • Finish the presentation 1 (see the instructions here )
    Lecture topic
    • Midterm (2 hours)
      • Verb/Adjective conjugation (30 points)
      • Translation from English to Japanese (20 points)
      • Translation from Japanese to English (12 points)
      • Kanji (16 points)
      • Listening (12 points)
      • Composition (20 points)
    • See the sample midterm (Midterm practice questions | answer key )
    Due by next class
    • Quizzes 1-8 make-up: You should take the makeup quizzes before the midterm
    • All overdue homework
    Lecture topic
    • Ch.08 ~ないでください / Naide kudasai (ex. 見ないでください。)
    • Ch.08 動詞 + のが好き / Verb + noga sukidesu (ex. 勉強するのが好きですか。)
    • Ch.08 助詞「が」 / The particle Ga (ex. だれがイギリス人ですか。)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: 〜ないでください (p. 77)
    • Workbook: Verbのがすきです (p. 78)
    • Anime character guessing game
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Ch.08 何か/何も / Nanika / nanimo (ex. 何か食べましたか。/何も食べませんでした。)
    • Ch.09 Short form(過去) / Short forms (past tense) (ex. 学生だった 高くなかった 行かなかった)
    • Ch.06 漢字 (Kanji)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: が、何か、何も (p. 79)
    • Workbook: 聞く練習 (Listening Comprehension) (p. 80 | Audio)
    • Workbook: 答えましょう (Questions) (p. 81)
    • Workbook: Ch. 6 漢字 (pp. 135-136)
    Lab topic
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Ch.09 Short form(過去) / Short forms (past tense) (ex. 学生だった 高くなかった 行かなかった)
    • Ch.09 くだけた話し方 (過去) / Informal speech (past tense) (ex. 魚を食べた。)
    • Ch.09 (過去)と思います / (past tense) to omoimasu (ex. 元気だったと思います。)
    • Ch.09 (過去)と言っていました / (past tense) to itteimashita (ex. ロバートさんは病気だったと言っていました。)
    • Ch.09 ~ている人 / Teiru hito (ex. めがねをかけている人です。)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Past tense short forms (pp. 82-83)
    • Workbook: Past tense short forms 〜と思います (p. 84)
    • Workbook: Past tense short forms 〜と言っていました (p. 85)
    • Workbook: Quantifying nouns with verbs (p. 86)
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
    • Ch.09 まだ~ていません / Mada - teimasen (ex. まだ食べていません。)
    • Ch.09 ~から / Kara (ex. 天気がいいから、遊びに行きます。)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: まだ~ていません (p. 87)
    • Workbook: ~から / Kara (p. 88)
    • Workbook: Ch. 7 漢字 (pp. 137-138)
    • Workbook: Ch. 8 漢字 (pp. 139-140)
    Lecture topic
    • No class. The college is closed.
    Lab topic
    Lecture topic
    • No class. The college is closed.
    Lecture topic
    • Ch.10 二項比較 / Comparison between two items (ex. バスのほうが電車より速いです。)
    • Ch.10 三項以上の比較 / Comparison among three or more items (ex. 新幹線がいちばん速いです。)
    • Ch.10 形容詞/名詞 +の / Adjective/noun + no (ex. これは私のです。)
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: 聞く練習 (Listening Comprehension) (p. 89 | Audio)
    • Workbook: 答えましょう (Questions) (p. 90)
    Lecture topic
    • Ch.10 ~つもりだ / Tsumorida (ex. 見に行くつもりです。)
    • Ch.10 形容詞 + なる / Adjective + naru (ex. きれいになりました。)
    • Review for the final exam
    Due by next class
    • Workbook: Comparison between two items (p. 91)
    • Workbook: Comparison among three or more items (p. 92)
    Lecture topic
    • No lab. Reading Day.
    Lecture topic
    • Quiz
      • Quizzes 1-15 (makeup): Come to the classroom 15-30 minutes before the class begins.
    • Final Exam
      • The final exam covers from Lesson 1 to Lesson 10 of Genki 1 (excluding Kanji in Ch.9 and Ch.10).
      • Practice Final exam practice questions | answer key )
      • Skip (329)-(335) since we didn't cover "Adjective + naru." Also skip questions that do not make sense (e.g., (290)).
      • The exam breakdown
        1. Verb/Adjective Conjugation (18 points)
        2. Particles (10 points)
        3. English to Japanese (24 points)
        4. Kanji (18 points)
        5. Writing (20 points)
        6. Reading (15 points)
        7. Listening (10 point)

    Handouts

    Slides

    Kanji Practice Slides