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

September 2
(Tuesday)

9月2日
(火)

IN CLASS

  • Syllabus & Course Expectations
  • Student Information Sheet
  • SacCT Introduction
  • Greeting (Read Textbook pp. 34-36)
  • Japanese Writing System (1. Basic Hiragana Syllables: Read Textbook pp. 24-25)
  • Hiragana Recognition
    あ い う え お 
    か き く け こ
    さ し す せ そ

HOMEWORK

  1. Get a Saclink account if you do not have.
  2. 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)
  3. Review the greeting (pp. 34-36).
  4. Practice reading and writing the first 15 Hiragana (See the hiragana chart on Textbook pp. 24-25).
  5. Read the course syllabus on SacCT.
  6. Optional: Explore the Hiragana folder on SacCT. There are many resources available to help you learn Hiragana such as flashcards, songs, mnemonics, etc.
  7. Optional: Enjoy Japanese hiragana videos.

*Learn Japanese: Hiragana Symbols-only hiragana - very fast pace

* Hiragana writing through calligraphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeRfNktdQTM&list=PL239CCE8823444AD9


 

September 3
(Wednesday)

9月3日
(水)

IN CLASS

  • Greeting (Textbook pp. 34-36)
  • 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

HOMEWORK

  1. Do workbook (pp.117 & 118) and submit tomorrow. If you do not have a workbook yet, print out the PDF file of the workbook pages on SacCT.
  2. Practice reading and writing the first 25 hiragana (あ〜の)and study the next 21 hiragana(は〜ん).

 

September 4
(Thursday)

9月4日
(木)

IN CLASS

  • Submit Workbook (pp.117 & 118)
  • Greeting (Textbook pp. 34-36)
  • 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
  • If time, Japanese Writing System (diacritical marks, contracted sounds, double consonants, long vowels, etc. Read Textbook pp. 25-28)

HOMEWORK

  1. SacCT
    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

  2. Do workbook (pp.119 - 121), and submit on Monday.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

means Homework or Quiz

Submit Workbook
(pp.117 & 118)

 

 

Week 2

September 8
(Monday)

9月8日
(月)

★Meet in the Language Lab (Mariposa 2000)★

IN CLASS

  • Submit Workbook (pp.119 -121)
  • Bring your Hiragana Flashcards (あ~ん)

LECTURE through Sanako Study1200 (advanced language learning suite).

  • 1) Greeting activities
  • 2) Go over Textbook (pp. 24-28)

IN-CLASS SacCT Orientation

1) Resources & Games (Hiragana Challenge)

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 Japanese instead 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.

5) Optional - Very challenging games

 

HOMEWORK

  1. Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil)
    First 25 hiragana only.
    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

  2. Complete "In-class SacCT Orientation"
  3. Open “Lesson1folder under Learning Modules on SacCT.
    Check the daily schedule for Lesson 1.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)

Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil) First 25 hiragana (あ-の) only.

Submit Workbook
(pp.119 -121)

Bring your
Hiragana Flashcards (あ~ん)

September 9
(Tuesday)

9月9日
(火)

LESSON 1 あたらしいともだち New Friends

Check Lesson 1 Schedule Under Learning Module on SacCT

Hiragana writing quiz 1 (paper & pencil)
First 25 hiragana only.
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