In this course, students will learn about daily life in Japan and Japanese cultures; describing people and things, shopping, ordering food in restaurants, asking permission, making requests, explaining reasons, and comparing people or things, etc. They will also learn some Japanese folk tales. Drills and situational practices are used for oral exercises.
In addition, listening, reading, and writing exercises are provided. The class is conducted mainly in Japanese, except for some difficult grammatical and cultural explanations, and other important messages. Students also learn about 100 new Kanji characters and 30 to 65 new vocabulary words in each chapter, while Katakana will be reviewed.