ELJ104: Intermediate Japanese 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

Class: Verb/Adjective conjugation; review of grammar
Preparation: read Ch. 2 of なかま 2; Tongue Twisters
Homework: None Class: plain form + 時 (Ch.2 p.88-91); volitaional form (Ch.2 p.91-95; Verb Conjugation at a Glance)
Preparation: Start reading Ch. 2 of なかま 2
Homework: Practice (5)-(11) of Tongue Twisters (Here is the audio file). Start working on the adjective/verb conjugation practice sheet Quiz: Grammar review quiz (Nakama 1 Ch.12 - Nakama 2 Ch.1); See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: volitaional form (Ch.2 p.91-95); つもり or 予定 (Ch.2); Ch.2 Kanji (海、外、国、旅、館、予、定、約、計、画、荷、物、答、知、泊、乗、着、名、空、森、林)
Homework: Workbook p.37-38; the adjective/verb conjugation practice sheet Quiz: Verb/Adjective conjugation; See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: Verb/Adjective conjugation; review of grammar; もう vs. まだ (ch.2 review); 〜たら (ch.2; exercises)
Homework: Workbook p.39; Start working on Essay homework 1 (see topic here) Class: Verb/Adjective conjugation; review of grammar; もう vs. まだ (ch.2 review); 〜たら (ch.2; exercises)
Preparation: Start reading Ch. 2 of なかま 2
Homework: Practice (5)-(11) of Tongue Twisters (Here is the audio file). Start working on the adjective/verb conjugation practice sheet, and workbook pp. 45-46. Quiz 1: Verb/Adjective conjugation; See the sample quiz and the answerkey
The first lab (at Room B-207)
Class: Transitivity pairs (Ch.3; exercises); Kanji review (Ch.10-2; see 漢字 practice slides)
Preparation: start reading Ch. 3 of なかま 2
Homework: the adjective/verb conjugation practice sheet, Essay homework 1 (see topic here), and workbook pp. 45-46. Quiz 2: 漢字 in Ch.2 (海、外、国、旅、館、予、定、約、計、画、荷、物、答、知、持、泊、乗、着、名、空、森、林); See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: Transitivity pairs (Ch.3 pp.130-132; exercises); Vocabulary (Ch.3; lifestyle, ceremonies, and vocations, pp.125-127); Chronological Order 前 and 後 (Ch.3 pp.138-139); 〜ておく (Ch.3 pp.141-145; exercises); 〜てある (Ch.3 pp.146-150; exercises 1 | exercises 2)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 3 of なかま 2
Homework: workbook pp. 49-50 Class: 〜ておく (Ch.3 pp.141-145; exercises); 〜てある (Ch.3 pp.146-150; exercises 1 | exercises 2)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 3 of なかま 2
Homework: workbook pp. 64-65, 69-70, and start working on Essay homework 2 (see topic here) Quiz 3: Transitive pairs (Study with Table 3 on page 4 of the handout)
Class: 〜ため (Ch.3 pp. 150-153; exercises); 〜なくてはいけない & 〜なくてもいい (Ch.3 pp.154-159; exercises); Kanji in Ch.3
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 3 of なかま 2
Homework: Essay homework 2 (see topic here) and workbook pp. 71-73 No class on Thursday (CUNY holiday; see the academic calendar) Quiz 4: 漢字 in Ch.3 (言、葉、漢、字、質、問、卒、業、授、仕、事、結、婚、式、社、同、違、留、達、電、英、客); See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: 〜なくてはいけない & 〜なくてもいい (Ch.3 pp.154-159; exercises); Ch.4 Vocabulary; 〜かどうか (Ch.4 pp.186-188; exercises); talk about Essay 3
Preparation: start reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 75-78 and pp. 83-84 Quiz 5: Vocabulary Ch.4; See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: 〜かどうか (Ch.4 pp.186-188; exercises); 〜ていく/〜てくる (Ch.4 pp. 189-192)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: Start working on Essay homework 3 (see topic here) and Workbook pp. 99-100 Class: 〜ていく/〜てくる (Ch.4 pp. 189-192); 〜てもらう/いただく&ほしい (Ch.4 pp. 192-194; exercises)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: Essay homework 3 (see topic here) and Workbook pp. 101 Class: 〜てもらう/いただく&ほしい (Ch.4 pp. 192-194; exercises); 〜ましょう/ましょうか (Ch.4 pp.194-198)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 103-104 and 105 Quiz 6: Kanji in Ch.4 (郵、便、局、銀、送、紙、住、所、引、練、習、宿、題、試、験、受、教、文、法、意、味、石); See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: 〜ましょう/ましょうか (Ch.4 pp.194-198); 〜まで/〜までに (Ch.4 pp.199-201)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 109 and 111; start working on Essay homework 4 (see topic here) Class: Midterm practice
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 4 of なかま 2
Homework: any overdue homework Last day to withdraw from class with 'W'
Mid-term (See Mid-term practice sheets | answer key)
  • Study Nakama 2 Ch.2 (kanji only), Ch.3 and Ch.4
  • Study Practice exercises in Handouts Ch.2 and 3
  • Study 漢字 practice lists for Nakama Ch.2-4 (esp. review quizzes and sample quizzes)
Class: Tongue-twisters; Locations and landmarks nouns (Ch.5 of なかま2; exercises; map)
Preparation: start reading Ch. 5 of なかま 2
Homework: any overdue homework Class: particle を & で (Ch.5 pp.230-231); plain form+と (Ch.5 pp.232-235)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 5 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 131; start working on Essay homework 5 (see topic here; see this page for more information on 京都) Quiz 7: Vocabulary Ch.5; See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: 〜てから (Ch.5 pp.235-238)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 5 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 133-136 Thanks for cheering me. I survived.
School is closed today (does anyone know why?) Class: 〜てから (Ch.5 pp.235-238); 〜はず (Ch.5 pp.238-240; exercises); 〜なら (Ch.5 pp.241-243); 〜と (Ch.5; ; exercises), More on giving directions (see the Japanese maps here)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 5 of なかま 2
Homework: overdue homework and essay homework 5 (see topic here; see this page for more information on 京都) Quiz 8: Giving directions; See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: Reading maps (see the Japanese maps here) and Kanji in Ch.5 (場、寺、橋、町、映、公、園、図、地、鉄、駅、育、道、部、屋、車、右、左、近、遠、通、飛)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 5 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 137-138 and pp. 141-142 Class: Gift vocabulary (Ch.6); Verbs of giving and receiving (あげる、くれる、やる、もらう、いただく etc.; Ch.6; exercises)
Preparation: start reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 145-146 Quiz 9: Kanji in Ch.5 (場、寺、橋、町、映、公、園、図、地、鉄、駅、育、道、部、屋、車、右、左、近、遠、通、飛); See the sample quiz and the answerkey
Class: Verbs of giving and receiving (あげる、くれる、やる、もらう、いただく etc.); stem+やすい/にくい (Ch. 6; exercises)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 159-160 and 161-162 No class
Class: Plain form + し (Ch.6 pp.283-286; exercises); て-form + みる (Ch.6 pp.283-288; exercises)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 163 and start your final essayEssay (see topic here) Class: という (direct quotation; Ch.6 pp.289-294); 漢字 in Ch.6 (犬、花、形、服、辞、礼、祝、誕、自、転、運、動、使、写、真、絵、雑、誌、音、楽、世、取)
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: Workbook pp. 165 and 167 Class: 〜という (Ch.6); Final Preparation
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: keep working on your final essayEssay (see topic here) Class: Final & Presentation Practice
Preparation: keep reading Ch. 6 of なかま 2
Homework: Final essay draft and Workbook pp. 169-170
Final exam and Presentation (before and after the final) (See Final practice questions | answer key; the practice questions have been updated now)
Come to the class a little bit early (30 min before the exam) if you have to do your presentation before the exam
  • 漢字 (27 points), Fill-in-the-blank grammar questions (26 points), English-to-Japanese Translation (36 points), Giving directions (9 points), and Vocabulary (12 points)
  • Study from Nakama 2 Ch.2 (kanji only) till Ch. 6
  • Review Quizzes 1-11 (very important!)
  • Study Practice exercises in the Handouts (especially English to Japanese translation exercises)
  • Review the Mid-term practice questions (Mid-term practice questions | answer key)

Slides

Nakama 漢字 practice sheet