Japanese/Practical Lessons/Syllabus

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Proposed Syllabus for Japanese Textbook/Practical Lessons[edit]

This syllabus is based on the following standard:

There exists a Lesson_Plan based on this syllabus.

Stage I[edit]

Function[edit]

Students develop the ability to understand and express:

  1. Greetings and introductions
  2. Counting
  3. Likes and dislikes
  4. Actions
  5. Ownership
  6. Simple requests and commands
  7. Simple questions (where, when, why, who, what)
  8. Statements about individuals
  9. General intent

Level of Competency[edit]

Students will become competent to the following levels:

  1. Reading
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 100 Kanji, 800 Words (JLPT N5 Kanji and Vocabulary)
    2. Identify the general intent of very short texts enhanced by visual clues:
      1. Charts
      2. Instructions
      3. Maps
      4. Menus
      5. Photographs
      6. Posters
      7. Schedules
      8. Signs
      9. Short letters
  2. Writing
    1. Write Hiragana, Katakana, 100 Kanji
    2. Compose short sentences:
      1. Notes
      2. Poems
      3. Postcards
      4. Short letters
      5. Shopping Lists
      6. Todo Lists
  3. Listening and Speaking
    1. Understand short audio and/or video conversations
    2. Be able to speak in short and uncomplicated sentences.
    3. Even with some hesitation and errors, understand and speak the function items effectively.
  4. Grammar:
See User:Retropunk/Japanese_Curriculum/Outline/Beginner_Lessons/Grammar for list of grammar to be mastered in this lesson.

Topics[edit]

Possible topics include:

  1. Personal
    1. Family
    2. Friends
    3. Home
    4. Rooms
    5. Health
    6. School
    7. Hobbies
    8. Student life
    9. Shopping
    10. Clothes
    11. Pets and animals
  2. Abstract
    1. Schedules
    2. Prices
    3. Size and quantity
    4. Symbols
    5. Colors
    6. Numbers
    7. Days
    8. Dates
    9. Time
    10. Directions
    11. Weather and seasons
    12. Transportation
  3. Cultural
    1. Holidays and festivals
    2. Geography
    3. Monuments and places of interest
    4. Cultural and historical figures
    5. Food and customs
    6. Travel
    7. Professions and work

Stage II[edit]

Function[edit]

Students develop the ability to understand and express:

  1. Polite requests and commands
  2. Polite questions
  3. Needs
  4. Descriptions
  5. Comparisons
  6. Emotions
  7. Statements about groups
  8. Intent and general meaning

Level of Competency[edit]

Students will be competent to the following levels:

  1. Reading
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 300 Kanji, 1600 Words (JLPT N4 Kanji and Vocabulary)
    2. Identify the intent and general meaning of short texts:
    3. Advertisements
    4. Tickets
    5. Brochures
    6. Short narratives
  2. Writing
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 300 Kanji
    2. Create simple paragraphs
    3. Letters and short guided compositions
  3. Listening
    1. Identify intent and general meaning of uncomplicated speech
    2. Understand polite questions, answers and commands
  4. Speaking
    1. Sentences and strings of sentences
    2. Polite questions, commands and requests
  5. Accuracy
    1. Understand and express intent and general meaning

Topics[edit]

Possible topics include:

  1. Personal
    1. Family
    2. Friends
    3. Home
    4. Rooms
    5. Health
    6. School
    7. Hobbies
    8. Student life
    9. Shopping
    10. Clothes
    11. Pets and animals
  2. Abstract
    1. Schedules
    2. Prices
    3. Size and quantity
    4. Symbols
    5. Colors
    6. Numbers
    7. Days
    8. Dates
    9. Time
    10. Directions
    11. Weather and seasons
    12. Transportation
  3. Cultural
    1. Holidays and festivals
    2. Geography
    3. Monuments and places of interest
    4. Cultural and historical figures
    5. Food and customs
    6. Travel
    7. Professions and work

Stage III[edit]

Function[edit]

Students develop the ability to understand and express:

  1. Clarifications
  2. Opinions
  3. Narration in the present, past, and future
  4. Feelings and emotions
  5. Statements about abstract ideas
  6. Intent, meaning and important details

Level of Competency[edit]

Students will be competent to the following levels:

  1. Reading
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 700 Kanji, 3300 Words
    2. Identify the intent, meaning and important details of authentic texts:
    3. Articles
    4. Essays
    5. Japanese-Japanese Dictionary
    6. Japanese Wikipedia
    7. Poems
    8. Stories
  2. Writing
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 700 Kanji
    2. Simple paragraphs
    3. Writing journals
    4. Letters
    5. essays
  3. Listening
    1. Identify intent and meaning and important details of carefully conveyed language
  4. Speaking
    1. Strings of related sentences
  5. Accuracy
  6. Undersand and express intent, meaning and important details

Topics[edit]

Possible topics include:

  1. Knowledge
    1. Art
    2. History
    3. Literature
    4. Music
    5. Science
  2. Cultural
    1. Current Affairs
    2. Civilisation
    3. Politics
    4. The Environment
    5. Social Issues
    6. Government
    7. Education System

Stage IV[edit]

Function[edit]

Students develop the ability to understand and express:

  1. Advice and suggestions
  2. Comparisons
  3. Contrasts
  4. Explanations
  5. Justification of an opinion or belief
  6. Information and knowledge

Level of Competency[edit]

Students will be competent to the following levels:

  1. Reading
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 1300 Kanji, 5000 Words (JLPT N2)
    2. Improve their reading using comprehensive, authentic texts
    3. Short books
    4. Poems
    5. Articles
    6. Japanese-Japanese Dictionary
    7. Japanese Wikipedia
  2. Writing
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 1300 Kanji
    2. Series of paragraphs
    3. Journals
    4. Letters
    5. Essays
  3. Listening
    1. Understand most authentic spoken language well enough to expand speaking and listening ability
  4. Speaking
    1. Speaks well enough to expand speaking and listening ability
  5. Accuracy
    1. Can communicate well enough to expand and improve their abilities

Topics[edit]

Possible topics include:

  1. Knowledge
    1. Art
    2. History
    3. Literature
    4. Music
    5. Science
  2. Cultural
    1. Current Affairs
    2. Civilisation
    3. Politics
    4. The Environment
    5. Social Issues
    6. Government
    7. Education System

Stage V[edit]

Function[edit]

Students develop the ability to understand and express:

  1. Transactions
  2. Negotiations
  3. Elaborate opinions
  4. Analysis and critiques
  5. Debates

Level of Competency[edit]

Students will be competent to the following levels:

  1. Reading
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 2000 Kanji, 8000 Words (JLPT N1)
    2. Full comprehension
  2. Writing
    1. Hiragana, Katakana, 2000 Kanji
    2. Writing is clear and fully comprehensible
  3. Listening
    1. Understand natural spoken Japanese
  4. Speaking
    1. Near fluent

Topics[edit]

  1. Philosophical
    1. Human rights
  2. Knowledge
    1. Art
    2. History
    3. Literature
    4. Music
    5. Science
    6. Science
  3. Cultural
    1. Current Affairs
    2. Civilisation
    3. Politics
    4. The Environment
    5. Social Issues
    6. Government
    7. Education System