Minimum required skills: ability to read and write in hiragana
* familiarity with katakana
* basic kanji
* knowledge of 'u' form and 'masu' form in unfinished and finish tense
* numbers to 100,000,000
* basic understanding of the use of counters
* knowledge of how to make and answer basic information seeking and yes/no questions
* understanding of how describing words work
* vocabulary including colors, foods, family members, every day usage verbs
This level will focus on generating self-motivated speech in Japanese. We will use storytelling techniques, will exchange emails and perhaps even snail mail letters, and will start discussing our past, habitual and breaking news life events. Some advanced grammar will be embedded as will some new vocabulary and new kanji.
For students who are taking this class to only fulfill their own desire to learn Japanese, the enrichment option offers that experience. For students who are also trying to fulfill a homeschool World Language requirement, the "for credit" option will fulfill this requirement in most states. Please contact me if your state has very specific requirements and I will let you know if I can fulfill them. For credit students will receive a syllabus, graded assignments and assessments and a certificate of completion with covered Standards of Learning and grades notated on the "back". If digital versions of these are not acceptable, please communicate that to me and I can snail mail them to you. There is $30.00 fee for Credit classes.
If your student is slow at writing, it would be really helpful to teach them how to take and retrieve a screenshot in order to be able to take notes into a breakout room to do activities.
Classes are non-refundable unless we cancel. In the event your scheduled teacher is unable to teach the scheduled class, we will first attempt to provide a substitute. If a substitute is not available, we will attempt to re-schedule.
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.