Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JAPN 099 - Functional Spoken Japanese

A beginning course in conversational Japanese for travelers, students, and professionals, emphasizing pronunciation, comprehension, and the formation of spoken sentence patterns. This course provides a basis for learning and using Japanese, emphasizing oral skills (listening and speaking) and limited reading and writing (Katakana and Hiragana) skills. Students are introduced to essential aspects of Japanese culture. Course topics may vary. This course does not fulfill language requirements. No previous study of Japanese is required. Three hours each week. Formerly JN 099.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Speak and understand Japanese in a variety of communicative situations.
  • Use grammatical structures and appropriate vocabulary in support of communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of written Japanese (Katakana) in certain communicative situations.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental appreciation of Japanese culture and cultural practices.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of fundamental aspects of Japanese history and geography.
  • Recognize and actively engage in appropriate sociolinguistic behavior in specific communicative environments.
  • Express and appropriately employ language functions specific to typical communicative situations.

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