JAPN& 223 Japanese VI • 5 Cr.


Continues JAPN& 222. 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&222 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 (such as Passive, Causative, Causative-Passive sentences)
  • Continue to use more complex sentence structures (such as embedded questions, generic nouns — koto and yoo — with suru and naru)
  • Comprehend and be able to use a wider variety of vocabulary (nouns, verbs and adjectives) in their proper forms and verbal sentences (including humble verbs and instructional commands)
  • 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. Recognize additional degrees of formality and be able to distinguish and appropriately use the honorific language: respectful, humble and refined expressions