Japanese 6

Course Overview:

In this Japanese 6 online course, students will develop all communicative skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, especially focusing on advanced level honorific polite forms in speaking and writing. Students will be exposed to current events, cultures, traditions, and news with a variety of materials that the instructor recommends. The main grammatical focus of the course is how to use honorific polite forms in speaking and writing, how to ask about and respond to another person’s statements or reports, and how to express someone else’s desires, hopes, decisions and intentions. Students will be able to use about 400 – 500 kanji characters for reading and writing.

The central themes of the course are conversations with superiors, passing messages, writing a letter/email to superiors, offering a job/task/volunteer, and explaining future plans and possibilities. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to use honorific polite verb/noun forms, desire forms, let causative forms, and volitional forms with/without intentions.

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