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Spring 2018: Second-Year Japanese I - JAPN 2020

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Spring 2018: Second-Year Japanese I - JAPN 2020

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/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 2020 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. 
 
Section 1    M-F, 10:00 - 10:50 AM New Cabell 044
Section 2    M-F, 11:00 - 11:50 AM New Cabell 044
Section 3    M-F, 1:00 - 1:50 PM New Cabell 064
 
*4 credits 
 
Instructor: Mieko Kawai (mk5aj@virginia.edu)