ELJ103: Intermediate Japanese 1

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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)

Announcements

  • The Fall 2018 semester begins on Wednesday, September 12 (see the academic calendar for important dates in Fall 2018)
  • You can choose 漢字 for your name at this website http://kanji-fandom.com/
  • See the tutoring schedule for Fall 2018 below.
    TUTORSMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    Abdul Alsallal2:00-7:00 pm10:00 am-3:00 pm5:30-6:30 pm1:45-2:45 pm
    Nhia Borja2:30-5:30 pm1:30-4:30 pm
    Kazuko Kobayashi12:00-4:00 pm10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Joy Lee3:30-7:30 pm4:00-5:00 pm9:15-10:15 am
  • Make an appointment for your OPI interview at https://lagcc.wufoo.com/forms/s1d7im7m067ml6r/.
  • The room for the lab has changed from C-713 to B-207.
  • Kanji quiz make-up sheet here. See this example for how to complete this make-up sheet.
  • The first chapter of Nakama 2 is available for free at the Cengage homepage.
  • A good 漢字 practice website here
  • Japan-related events in New York City - see this website.
  • Are you transferring to a CUNY senior college? See here for the info on Japanese classes at 4-year CUNY schools. (link here)

    Weekly schedule

    Class Topic
    • Course outline, grade policy, syllabus, homework & exams
    • Class students' survey (http://bit.ly/Nagano24435)
    • Review and verb/adjective conjugation
    What you should do this week
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: NA

    Class Topic
    • Review and verb/adjective conjugation
    • Review of て-form and た-form
    • 〜たいです
    • Anime dictation: からかい上手の高木さん
    • 〜たり〜たりする
    What you should do this week
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • Review of て-form and た-form
    • 〜たいです
    • 〜たり〜たりする
    • 〜たことがある
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Review the verb/adjective conjugation covered in ELJ101 and ELJ102
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Complete the Verb Conjugation Table. You can skip Polite Present Affirmative (1st column) and Polite Past Affirmative (2nd column). Do only the 3rd column to the 5th column.
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.100)

    Class Topic
    • 〜たことがある
    • Noun A や Noun B
    • Anime dictation: しろくまカフェ
    • How to write Japanese essays
    • Ch. 11 Kanji: 手, 紙, 好, 近, 明, 病, 院, 映, 画, 歌, 市, 所, 勉, 強, 有, 旅
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Read the Useful Expressions 日本語のクラスで (p.265)
    • Do Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_4kr6u3). Do "Write", "Match", and "Test" activities.
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • Reading and Writing: 友達募集
    • Ch.11 まとめのDialogue
    • Ch.12 Vocabulary
    • 〜んです
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Study Ch.12 Vocabulary
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Quiz 3: Ch.11 Kanji [See the sample quiz and answerkeys]
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.102-103)
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.145-146)

    Class Topic
    • Ch.12 Dialogue
    • 〜んです
    • 〜すぎる
    • 〜ほうがいいです
    • Anime dictation: しろくまカフェ
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Read the Culture Note 日本の気候 (p.286)
    • Make an appointment for your first OPI interview.
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • 〜すぎる
    • 〜ほうがいいです
    • 〜ので
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Make an appointment for your first OPI interview.
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.106-107)
    • Homework Due Today: Essay 2 (Essay 2 Topic)

  • There is no class on Monday, October 8th, 2018
    Class Topic
    • 〜ほうがいいです
    • 〜ので
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Read Useful Expressions 健康と病気 (p.287)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • 〜ので
    • 〜なければいけません/〜なきゃいけません
    • 〜でしょう
    • Anime dictation: 新海誠 (Makoto Shinkai) Short film: だれかのまなざし
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (p.109)
    • Homework Due Today: Essay 3 (Essay 3 Topic)

    Class Topic
    • 〜なければいけません/〜なきゃいけません
    • 〜でしょう
    • Ch.12 Kanji (昔, 々, 神, 早, 起, 牛, 使, 働, 連, 別, 度, 赤, 青, 色)
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Start working on Essay 4 (Essay 4 Topic)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (p.110-111)

    Class Topic
    • Ch.12 Kanji (昔, 々, 神, 早, 起, 牛, 使, 働, 連, 別, 度, 赤, 青, 色)
    • Potential verbs
    • 〜し
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • 〜し
    • 〜そうです
    What you should do this week
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.147-148)
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (p.11)
    • Quiz 7: Ch. 12 Kanji [See the sample quiz and answerkeys]

    Class Topic
    • 〜そうです
    • 〜てみる
    • One-minute presentation about your neighborhood (bring a visual aid such as a photo or image)
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    • Prepare your one-minute presentation (see above)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    What you should do this week
    • Prepare for the midterm [See the sample midterm and answerkeys]
      1. Verb conjugation (24 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      2. Grammar (32 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      3. English-to-Japanese translation (16 points):practice with the practices on the Slides
      4. Kanji (18 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      5. Writing (10 points): practice at http://www.comic-zenon.jp/boshu/ordition.html
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.15-16)

    Class Topic
    • Frequency expressions (e.g., 一週間に三回)
    • Culture Note: 年号と干支 (p.48)
    • Practice for the midterm [See the sample midterm and answerkeys]
    What you should do this week
    • Prepare for the midterm
      1. Verb conjugation (24 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      2. Grammar (32 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      3. English-to-Japanese translation (16 points):practice with the practices on the Slides
      4. Kanji (18 points): practice with the previous quizzes
      5. Writing (10 points): practice at http://www.comic-zenon.jp/boshu/ordition.html
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (p.17)

    Class Topic
    What you should do this week
    • Study for the midterm.
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: NA

    Class Topic
    • Frequency expressions (e.g., 一週間に三回)
    • Culture Note: 年号と干支 (p.48)
    • 〜がほしい
    What you should do this week
    • Review your midterm answers. If there is any error in grading, pleaes e-mail me.
    • Start working on Essay 6 (Essay 6 Topic)
    • Study Ch.14 vocabulary
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.16-17)

    Class Topic
    • Ch.13 Kanji (物, 鳥, 料, 理, 特, 安, 飯, 肉, 悪, 体, 空, 港, 着, 同, 海, 昼)
    • 〜かもしれない
    • あげる/くれる/もらう
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • Ch.13 Kanji (物, 鳥, 料, 理, 特, 安, 飯, 肉, 悪, 体, 空, 港, 着, 同, 海, 昼)
    • あげる/くれる/もらう
    • 〜たらどうですか
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.21-22)

  • No class on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

    Class Topic
    • 〜たらどうですか
    • Number + も / Number + しか
    • Reading and Writing Ch.14
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.109-110)
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.23-24)
    Class Topic
    • Kanji in Ch.14 (彼, 代, 留, 族, 親, 切, 英, 店, 去, 急, 乗, 当, 音, 楽, 医, 者)
    • Volitional form
    • Volitional form + と思います
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam
    • Homework Due Today: Workbook (pp.111-112)

    Class Topic
    • 〜ておく
    • Relative Clause
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

    Class Topic
    • Relative Clause
    • Kanji in Ch.15 (死, 意, 味, 注, 夏, 魚, 寺, 広, 転, 借, 走, 建, 地, 場, 足, 通)
    What you should do this week
    • Complete the homework (see below)
    Quiz, Homework, and Exam

  • Thursday, December 13th, 2018
    Final Exam (Practice exam | Practice answer keys) | (Extra practice questions | Extra practice questions answer keys)
    • Verb conjugation (polite, plain, た-form, potential, and volitional) [14 points]
    • Grammar [28 points]
      • [stem] + たい
      • [た-form] + ことがある
      • Noun conjugation や (and と)
      • [plain form] + るんです
      • [stem] + すぎる
      • [た-form] + ほうがいいです
      • ので
      • [negative stem] + なければいけません
      • [plain form] + でしょう
      • Potential form
      • [plain form] + し、[plain form] + し
      • [stem] + そうです
      • [て-form] + みる
      • [plain form] + なら
      • Duration に Frequency
      • ほしい
      • [plain form] + かもしれない
      • あげる/くれる/もらう
      • [た-form] + らどうですか
      • も & しか
      • Volitional form
      • [て-form] + おく
      • Noun modifying clause
    • English-to-Japanese translation [16 points]
    • Kanji [16 points]
    • Essay/Writing [13 points]
    • Interview [13 points]
      • Please set up an appointment with the instructor before/during the final exam.

    Slides

    Handouts

    Nakama 漢字 practice sheet


    Study materials

    • 原稿用紙(げんこうようし/Composiiton Grid)
      (PDF) (Word)