ELJ104: Intermediate Japanese 2

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Course information

  • Instructor: Tomonori Nagano, Ph.D.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus
  • https://www.t-nagano.com/mycourses/ELJ104/ | tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu | 718-482-5484 | B-234FF
  • Office hours: E-mail is preferred, with which you should expect my response within 24 hours. Also, please talk to me after class if you have any question about the class.
  • Class schedule:
    • Tue 5:45pm-7:55pm (Room TBD) Sat 2:00pm-3:30pm (Room B-234)

Class Modality and Announcements

ELJ104.9710 (66265) in Spring 2022 is conducted as an individualized study (in-person + some online). Please see the information below for information and policies about the instruction modality.
  1. These are the CUNY and LaGuardia websites for information and policies concerning the COVID-19.

  1. The Spring 2022 semester begins on Saturday, March 5, 2022 (see the academic calendar for important dates in Spring 2022)
  2. Textbooks: Purchasing options for the textbook/workbook (the prices are as of September 2022)
    • Amazon (Genki 2 textbook for $43.80 | Genki 2 workbook for $24.99 )
    • College bookstore (Genki 2 textbook for $50 | Genki 2 workbook for $24 | Location: MB05)
    • You will receive the first few chapters of the textbook by e-mail. Please make sure to submit your e-mail addresses on the first day of the class. By the third week, you should buy the textbook and the workbook.
  3. Resources for the Japanese language classes
  4. Follow the Japan Studies social media platforms:
  5. Masks are no longer required on CUNY campuses as of Monday, March 7, 2022. See https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/university-updates/mask-policy-update/ for more information.
  6. Here is the result of the social media survey: https://www.mentimeter.com/s/f4d16e9165923b95d3e51a2501edba4d . We will be using Discord for our social media platform. Here is the invitation link. https://discord.gg/t5dnV5Utjc .
  7. Co-curricular/Extra activities
  8. See here (https://t-nagano.com/projects/JapanClub/) for information about the Japan Entertainment Club. The club will have a table at the LaGuardia Pop-Up Plaza event on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (11am-5pm) @ 29th Street between 47th Ave and Skillman Ave (Next to LaGuardia's C building). See https://bit.ly/3iAcPzI for more info.
  9. LaGuardia Foundation is accepting applications for the Foundation Scholarships in 2022-2023. See https://chrysanthemum.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2022/04/laguardia-foundation-scholarship-and-emergency-fund-2022-2023/ for more info.
  10. The Modern Languages Program at LaGuardia is looking for student volunteers who can participate in the oral language assessment training called ACTFL OPI. An eligible student should be a learner of Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, or Spanish (they can be any level from the true beginner [1st semester student] to the advanced/heritage language speakers). A volunteer student will participate in a 30-min interview with a language instructor who will assess your oral language proficiency. Here is the sign-up form for this opportunity: http://bit.ly/LGOPI2022
  11. Matsumoto University in Japan and LaGuardia continue to host Language Lounge in Spring 2022. Japanese students from Matsumoto University will be available to help students learning Japanese from 7:30pm-8:30pm on Wednesdays (between April 13 and May 25, 2022). See this link for more info: https://bit.ly/3JOeTzF
  12. The assignment deadline has been changed to Saturday (rather than Sunday) after Week 05.
  13. COIL Crossing Paths 2022 with Meiji Gakuin University will take place between Monday, April 25, 2022 and Monday, May 30, 2022. See the flyer here (CrossingPash 2022 has been postponed to Fall 2022)

  1. Tutoring for Japanese language courses are available in B-206 (Modern Langauge Lab) and online. See https://www.laguardia.edu/ela/ml-lab-and-placement/ for the tutoring schedule in Spring 2022. The Japanese tutoring schedule is listed below:
  2. Fall 2022 registration started. Below is a list of resources for the new CUNYFirst's interface for course registration (Schedule Builder):
  3. Virtual Workshop on Anime with Creator Kazuyoshi Takeuchi from Japan (Production member for "Akira", "Gargoyles", "Pocahontas 2", "Moolah-n 2", "Golgo 13", and "Your Name") at 10:30am on Thursday, May 12, 2022. RSVP at https://bit.ly/animationwrkshp. Download flyer at https://bit.ly/3wfm5Qf. .
  4. The last day to officially withdraw from a course is Tuesday, June 7, 2022 for Spring 2022 (the last day of the semester). If you have any questions about your current grade in class, please contact me (via e-mail or Discord).

Weekly schedule

Lecture topic
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, March 13, 2022
  1. Sign up for Quizlet at https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29
    • Click on the link above. Register for a Quizlet account if you don't have one.
    • Add yourself to the class. The name of the class is "ELJ104.9710 (66265) in Spring 2022"
    • Click on "Learn" and practice with the flashcards.
  2. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Anime Trivia"
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Vocab Ch.01-15 verbs"
  3. Complete the verb conjugation tables and submit a scanned copy to Blackboard
  4. Study how to type in Japanese
  5. Prepare for the Quiz 1 (Chs.3-15 verbs; see the practice quizes below)

The meeting date/time changed. (asynchronous; see YouTube playlist for recorded lectures)
Lecture topic
  • Watch the recorded lecture videos
  • Ch.16 ~てあげる/くれる/もらう / Te ageru/kureru/morau (ex. 紹介してあげます。)
  • Ch.16 ~ていただけませんか / Teidatakemasenka (ex. ゆっくり話していただけませんか。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, March 20, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.16
  2. Prepare for the Quiz 2 (Ch.16 vocabulary; see the practice quizes below)

The meeting date/time changed. (Sat 2:00pm-3:30pm)
Lecture topic
  • Ch.16 ~てあげる/くれる/もらう / Te ageru/kureru/morau (ex. 紹介してあげます。)
  • Ch.16 ~ていただけませんか / Teidatakemasenka (ex. ゆっくり話していただけませんか。)
  • Ch.16 ~といい / Toii (ex. よくなるといいですね。)
  • Quiz 1
  • Talk about the first presentation (see instructions here )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, March 27, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • Genki 3rd Ed Vocab Ch.16
  2. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~てあげる/てくれる/てもらう-1 (p.35)
    • Workbook: ~てあげる/てくれる/てもらう-2 (p.36)
    • Workbook: ~ていただけませんか (p.37)
    • Workbook: ~といいですね/~といいんですが (p.38)
  3. Start writing the draft of your first presentation (you don't need to submit your video yet)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.16 ~時 / Toki (ex. かぜをひいた時、病院に行きます。)
  • Ch.16 ~てすみませんでした / Te sumimasendeshita (ex. 来られなくてすみませんでした。)
  • Quiz 2
  • Talk about the first presentation (see instructions here )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, April 3, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.16 (pronunciation)
    • Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.16 (words)
  2. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~時-1 (p.39)
    • Workbook: ~時-2 (p.40)
    • Workbook: ~てすみませんでした (p.41)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.17 vocabulary
  • Ch.17 ~そうです(伝聞) / Soudesu (I hear) (ex. 宝くじを買ったそうです。)
  • Ch.17 ~って / Tte (ex. 今週は忙しいって。)
  • Ch.17 ~たら / Tara (ex. お金があったら、うれしいです。)
  • Quiz 3 Ch.16 漢字 | See the sample quiz (Sample quiz 3 | answer key )
  • Talk about the first presentation (see instructions here )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, April 9, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.17"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
  4. Draft of your first presentation. (see instructions here ). Submit the draft script through Blackboard.

Lecture topic
  • Ch.17 ~なくてもいいです / Nakutemoiidesu (ex. 勉強しなくてもいいです。)
  • Ch.17 ~みたいです / Mitaidesu (ex. スーパーマンみたいですね。)
  • Ch.17 ~前に/~てから / Maeni/tekara (ex. 友だちの家に行く前に電話をかけます。/電話をかけてから、友だちの家に行きます。)
  • Quiz 4 Ch.17 vocabulary | See the sample quiz (Sample quiz 4 | answer key )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, April 16, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.17 (pronunciation)"
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.17 (words)"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~なくてもいいです (p.46)
    • Workbook: ~みたいです (p.47)
    • Workbook: ~前に/~てから (p.48)
  4. First presentation video (see instructions here ). Submit the video through Blackboard (Postponed to Saturday, May 7, 2022).

Spring break (Friday, April 15, 2022 - Sunday, April 24, 2022)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.18 他動詞/自動詞 / Transitive and intransitive verbs (ex. 窓が開いています。/窓が開きます。)
  • Ch.18 Intransitive Verbs +ている
  • No quiz this week
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, May 7, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.18"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. CrossingPath project is unfortunately postponed until Fall 2022. Submit your presentation videos (only one video in Japanese) through Blackboard.
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Transitivity Pairs-1 (p.51)
    • Workbook: Transitivity Pairs-2 (p.52)
    • Workbook: Paired Intransitive Verbs +ている (p.53)

Lecture topic
  • Review of 他動詞/自動詞 / Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Ch.18 ~てしまう / Teshimau (ex. 昼ご飯を食べてしまいました。)
  • Ch.18 ~と / To (ex. 春になると暖かくなります。)
  • Quiz 5 Ch.18 vocabulary | See the sample quiz (Sample quiz 5 | answer key )
  • Talk about the final research paper (Instructions for the final research paper )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, May 14, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • Continue "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.18"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~てしまう (p.54)
    • Workbook: ~と (p.55)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.18 ~ながら / Nagara (ex. テレビを見ながら勉強します。)
  • Ch.18 ~ばよかったです / Bayokattadesu (ex. もっと勉強すればよかったです。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, May 21, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • No Quizlet this week.
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~ながら (p.56)
    • Workbook: ~ばよかったです (p.57)

This week will be an asynchronous meeting (Brooklyn Half Marathon!).
Lecture topic
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, May 28, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.17"
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.18"
    • "Genki 3rd Ed Kanji Ch.19"
  2. Complete the Quizzes 6-8 and submit them to Blackboard. Below are the practice questions for the quizzes.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Honorific Verbs-1 (p.60)
    • Workbook: Honorific Verbs-2 (p.61)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.19 尊敬語 / Honorific verbs (ex. コーヒーを召し上がります。)
  • Ch.19 お~ください / Wo kudasai (ex. お待ちください。)
  • Ch.19 ~てくれてありがとう / Tekurete arigatou (ex. 悩みを聞いてくれて、ありがとう。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, May 28, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.19"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Honorific Verbs-3・Giving Respectful Advice (p.62)
    • Workbook: ~てくれてありがとう (p.63)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.19 ~てよかったです / Te yokattadesu (ex. 日本に留学してよかったです。)
  • Ch.19 ~はずです / Hazudesu (ex. 頭がいいはずです。)
  • Ch.20 丁寧語(謙遜表現) / Extra-modest expressions (ex. 田中と申します。)
  • Ch.20 謙譲語 / Humble expressions (ex. お持ちします。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Saturday, June 5, 2022
  1. Practice Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/8AK6kMW29)
    • "xxxx"
  2. Prepare for the next quiz.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: ~てよかったです (p.64)
    • Workbook: ~はずです (p.65)
    • Workbook: Extra-modest Expressions (p.69)
    • Workbook: Humble Expresslons-1 (p.70)
    • Workbook: Humble Expressions-2 (p.71)
    • Workbook: Three Types of Respect Language (p.72)

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