If you have not purchased Genki I textbook and Workbook, do so. In case that the textbook or workbook is sold out, please place an order at the bookstore or purchase it through online. While you are waiting for textbook or workbook, you can use PDF files of Workbook (Hiragana and Lesson 1 only) and Textbook (Lesson 1 only).
Go over greeting and study the first 25 Hiragana (see below)
Do workbook (Workbook, pp.117 & 118) - You will be asked to submit this on Thursday, September 1.
*Learn Japanese: Hiragana Symbols-only hiragana - very fast pace
• Get a Saclink account if you do not have.
* Purchase Genki I Textbook (NEW Edition, 2011) and Workbook. In case that the textbook or workbook is sold out, please place an order at the bookstore or purchase it through online. While you are waiting for textbook or workbook, you can use PDF files of Workbook (Hiragana and Lesson 1 only) and Textbook (Lesson 1 only)
(Textbook pp. 34-36 of the second one)
Japanese Writing System - Hiragana: (Read Textbook pp. 24-25 of the first one)
Log into SacCT with your Saclink account & password. We will have a brief SacCT tour.
＊ Mail - Due 9/5 (W) @11:59 PM
In SacCT, send a Mail message to the instructor. The subject is Why Japanese, and the message from you to the instructor will tell the instructor why you are taking Japaneseinstead of another language this semester. This can be in English.
＊ Discussion - Due 9/5 (W) @11:59 PM
Send a group Discussion message to all members of the class. The Topic is Introductions, and the subject is "kon'nichiwa." The message from you will tell the class about a hobby of yours AND reason(s) why you are taking Japanese. This can be in English.
Hiragana Game "Hiragana Challenge" on SacCT
Take "Hiragana Recognition Exercise" This quiz will be posted until Monday, September 17, 11:59 pm. Also take "Sound Discrimination Exercises." This quiz will be posted until Monday, October 1, 11:59 pm. Until the due date, you have unlimited access to take this quiz. Your highest score will be recorded.
＊ Submit Genki Workbook (pp.117-120). You can use a separate piece of paper, copy the page, or download the scanned pdf from SacCT (First Week only) for the submission.
No class due to Labor Day - Self-study
Self-study Memorize and practice writing hiragana
Be familiar with SacCT
Make Hiragana Flash Card
＊ Make your Hiragana Flashcards (あ〜ん）and bring it to the class (Homework). Prepare 46 cards (small pieces of paper are fine, too). On each card, write hiragana in Japanese on one side, and its sound on the back. Both Hand-written and computer-generated flashcards are acceptable. Option: You can use the following link to create your Flash card (For printing out on Avery 5371 Business Cards.) Hiragana Flash card Or You can print out hand-writing hiragana chart that you see on SacCT homepage.