Purchase Genki I Textbook & Workbook (2nd edition). 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 and Textbook (Lesson 1 only) and Workbook (Hiragana and Lesson 1 only)
Review the greeting (pp. 34-36).
Practice reading and writing the first 15 Hiragana (See the hiragana chart on Textbook pp. 24-25).
Read the course syllabus on SacCT.
Optional: Explore the Hiragana folder on SacCT. There are many resources available to help you learn Hiragana such as flashcards, songs, mnemonics, etc.
Optional: Enjoy Japanese hiragana videos.
*Learn Japanese: Hiragana Symbols-only hiragana - very fast pace
If time, Japanese Writing System (diacritical marks, contracted sounds, double consonants, long vowels, etc. Read Textbook pp. 25-28)
Explore the Hiragana folder on SacCT. Make sure to visit Usagi-chan’s Genki Resource Page, and practice Hiragana there. (http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/hira_main.html) Check SacCT for
Do workbook (pp.119 - 121), and submit on Monday.
Make your Hiragana Flashcards (あ～ん）and bring them to the class. Prepare 46 cards. On each card, write hiragana in Japanese on one side, and its sound on the back in Roma-ji. Both Hand-written and computer-generated flashcards are acceptable.
Option: You can print out the hand-writing hiragana chart that you find on SacCT.
Study for Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil) on Tuesday. First 25 hiragana below.
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
Read Textbook (pp. 24 - 28)
2. Hiragana with Diacritical Marks
3. Transcribing Contracted Sounds
4. Transcribing Double Consonants
5. Other Issues Relatioing to Transcription and Pronunciation
A. Long Vowels
B. Pronunciation of ん
C. Vowels to be Dropped
D. Accent in the Japanese Language
2) Online Quizzes - Due Thursday, Sept. 21, 11:59 pm
Take “Syllabus Quiz” and "Hiragana Recognition Exercise."
You can access them from "Lesson 1 Folder" and "ASSESSMENT" on the left course menu. Until the due date, you have unlimited access to take these quizzes. Your highest score will be recorded.
3) Discussion - Due 9/10 (W) @11:59 PM
Send a group Discussion message to all members of the class. The Topic is Self Introduction, and the subject is "kon'nichiwa." In your message, tell the class about a hobby of yours AND reason(s) why you are taking Japanese. This can be in English.
How: Go to “Discussion” on the left course menu, then click “Create Thread” to post.
4) Course Messages (Course Mail within SacCT) - Due 9/10 (W) @11:59 PM
In SacCT, send a Mail message to the instructor via "Course Messages". 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.
How: Go to “Course Messages (Inbox)” on the left course menu, then click “Create Thread” to post.
Open “Lesson1folder under Learning Modules on SacCT.
Check the daily schedule for Lesson 1.
Study Vocabulary Chart, Textbook pp. 40-41
- Practice vocabulary using audio files everyday. In class, you will be asked to say and read them in Japanese.
Option: Use Usagi-chan’s Website.
Go to http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/index.html.
Click Vocabulary. Then choose Lesson 1.
Read ぶんぽう Grammar 1 [X は Y です] X is Y. As for X, it is Y. (Textbook pp. 42-43)