JAPN& 222 Japanese V • 5 Cr.


Continues JAPN& 221. Students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in integrated activities relating to a main theme. More kanji and relevant aspects of Japanese culture are introduced. Recommended: JAPN&221 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Learn 60 additional kanji characters and related compound words
  • Know the multiple meanings and multiple pronunciations of each kanji character and their appropriate use
  • Read and write both informal and formal-style passages about current, future and past states and activities using more complex nominal, verbal and adjectival phrases with correct particles and tenses
  • Speak in and comprehend pre-intermediate level conversational situations (e.g., giving and receiving favors, apologizing, reporting information you obtained "second hand" by hearing or reading)
  • Continue to use more complex sentence structures (such as conditional and temporal clauses)
  • Comprehend and be able to use a wider variety of vocabulary (nouns, verbs and adjectives) in their proper forms and verbal sentences (including transitive and intransitive verbs, honorific respectful verbs, the "ba" form of verbs expressing regret)
  • Continue to expand understanding of the effects of social context on the spoken language, which is reflected in the appropriate choices of vocabulary, grammatical forms and expressions. Use honorific/respectful expressions as appropriate to the social context