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Fall 2018: Second-Year Japanese I — JAPN 2010

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Fall 2018: Second-Year Japanese I — JAPN 2010

Where

New Cabell 056

This class has three sections:
Section 1    M-F, 10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Section 2    M-F, 11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Section 3    M-F, 1:00 - 1:50 PM 
 
As a continuation of JAPN 1010-1020, this course focuses on becoming more proficient in both written and spoken Japanese, moving from beginning-level to intermediate. Students will master fundamental grammar and vocabulary as they practice in situated conversations as well as reading and writing in a fun and encouraging environment. Understanding Japanese culture and its communicative strategies plays a significant role in this course.
 
As rigorous and challenging as our Japanese course curriculum can be, we, as a classroom community, care about each other’s well-being. We will practice how to be mindful and compassionate with ourselves, as well as others, and study how practicing mindfulness can affect your course of learning.   
 
The goals for JAPN 2010 are Language Proficiency | Community | Challenge | Awareness:  
- Broadening and deepening knowledge of, and proficiency in, using the Japanese language.
- Being able to work in and contribute to a community (both the learning community and any Japanese-speaking group).
- Understanding the importance of, and coping with, taking risks, failure, challenges, and differences.
- Becoming a more aware, self-directed and attentive learner. 
 
*4 credits 
 
Instructor: Mieko Kawai (mk5aj@virginia.edu)