Homework consists of the followings:

  • Workbook (NEW Edition): Check the due dates on the Schedule!
  • Reading "Grammar" section in the textbook
  • Studying vocabulary for Vocabulary quizzes, and check-up questions for Review Quiz.
  • Performing "Model Conversation"
  • Listening to audio files on CD or SacCT
  • Doing "Practice" in the textbook
  • Previewing and Reviewing the material on SacCT

In each lesson, there will be a Vocabulary quiz and a Review Quiz. There will be three major tests: Test 1 (L1-2), Test 2 (L3-4), and Test 3/Final (L5-6). Do a little homework EVERY day.

This Homework List is subject to change and will not be complete at the start of the semester.


Day Activities  
Week 1
Content
Due

August 27
(Monday)

8月27日
(月)

*** Textbook Page ***

Genki New Edition: Textbook & Workbook. Make sure to purchase the new edition.

In class, I will go over

  • Greeting (Read Textbook pp. 34-36)

  • Japanese Writing System (Read Textbook pp. 24-25)

  • Hiragana Recognition
    あ い う え お 
    か き く け こ

  • Course Syllabus

After class

  • Get a Saclink account if you do not have.

  • 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).

At home

  • 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.
  • Enjoy Japanese hiragana videos (Optional)
    *general introduction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89FQIiEEzI&feature=fvw
    *hiragana, katakana, romaji


    *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)

August 28
(Tuesday)

8月28日
(火)

In class

  • Review Greeting: (Textbook pp. 34-36 of the second one)

  • Japanese Writing System - Hiragana: (Read Textbook pp. 24-25 of the first one)

  • Hiragana Recognition (25 hiragana)
    あ い う え お 
    か き く け こ 
    さ し す せ そ 
    た ち つ て と 
    な に ぬ ね の

  • Visit our web resource page Usagi's Page

  • SacCT tour
    Open Homepage - Content - Writing system: Hiragana mnemonics

At home

  • Review 25 hiragana (あ〜の)and study 21 hiragana(は〜ん)
  • Do workbook (pp.117 & 118) - You will be asked to submit this on Thursday, September 1.
* Go over greeting and study the first 25 Hiragana (See below; Textbook p. 252 has a hiragana chart)

August 29
(Wednesday)

8月29日
(水)

 

  • Hiragana Writing
    Read/review Textbook pp. 24-25, and the coverpage has a hiragana chart.

  • Hiragana Recognition (21 hiragana)
    は ひ ふ へ ほ
    ま み む め も
    や (い) ゆ (え) よ
    ら り る れ ろ
    わ (い) (う) (え) を


  • Greeting
    Read/review Textbook pp. 6-8 of the second one
  • In-Class SacState Orientation (if you need additional help or work on the lab, I can open the lab @3-4pm. This site has tutorials (http://www.csus.edu/atcs/tools/index.stm)

    • 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 Japanese instead 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.

    • How to type Japanese
      http://www2.hawaii.edu/%7essatoru/101/online101/101/intromovie/enable_japanese/

At home

  • Review all hiragana
  • Do workbook

means Homework or Quiz

SacCT Mail 
Due 9/5 (W) @11:59 PM

SacCT Discussion Posting
Due 9/5 (W) @11:59 PM

Take Sound Discrimination Exercises. This quiz is posted until Monday, October 1, 11:59 pm.

Take "Hiragana Recognition Exercise" This quiz is posted until Monday, September 17, 11:59 pm.

September 1
Thursday

8月30日
(木)

  • Submit Genki Workbook (pp.117-120)
    Lesson 1 ❶ Hiragana (あーこ)
    Lesson 1 ❷ Hiragana (さーと)
    Lesson 1 ❸ Hiragana (なーほ)
    Lesson 1 ❹ Hiragana (まーよ)
    [ means Homework or Quiz ]

  • Review all hiragana
  • Read Hiragana Variation #2-5: Textbook pp.25-28

After class,

 

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.

 

Week 2

9月3日
(月)

No class due to Labor Day - Self-study

  • Self-study Memorize and practice writing hiragana
  • Be familiar with SacCT
  • Make Hiragana Flash Card
 

9月4日
(火)

  • 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.

  • Hand in Workbook p.121, 122, & 123.
    Lesson 1 ❺ Hiragana (らーん)
    Lesson 1 ❻ Hiragana (Dots/ Circles /Small や、ゆ、よ)
          Make sure to write や、ゆ、よ smaller
         (や => ゃ、ゆ => ゅ、よ => ょ).
          おきくさん

    Lesson 1 ❼ Hiragana (Double Consonants.Long Vowels)


  • Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil) - 1st
    あいうえお 
    かきくけこ 
    さしすせそ 
    たちつてと 
    なにぬねの

LESSON 1 あたらしいともだち New Friends

Make sure to check Lesson 1 Schedule on SacCT!

Class Content - Lesson 1 - Lesson 1 Schedule

Hand in Workbook p.121, 122, & 123.

Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil) - 1st
あいうえお 
かきくけこ 
さしすせそ 
たちつてと 
なにぬねの

Make your Hiragana Flashcards (あ〜ん)and bring it to the class.