Soko Gakuen Japanese Language School

1881 Pine Street, San Francisco, California 94109

Telephone (415)-928-9608@http://sokogakuen.org

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Semester                         Spring 2011(2nd semester) 2 / 5 / 2011 \ 6 / 11 / 2011

Class                                Childrenfs Intermediate & Advanced & Advanced 2

Classroom                       Room106

Instructor                        Tomoko Sakudo

Phone & Email                510-459-8731 tomokotakigawa@sbcglobal.net

Meeting day & time       Saturdays 9:00A.M. – 12:00Noon

 

Course Objectives:

At the end of semester, the pupil should be able to:

            1. Describe their profiles and preferences.

            2. Introduce their friends.

            3. Use Katakana in sentences

            4. Write letters, short sentences, and extend them to short passages.

            5. Recognize frequently used Kanji in the short passage.

            6. Present their work by using appropriate materials such as visuals.

            7. Read short conversations and reports.

 

Textbooks& Materials:

            1. Japanese for young peopleT: Student book (1998) AJALT, Kodansha

            2. Japanese for young people Workbook 1.2.3, AJALT, Kodansha

            3. Handouts prepared by the instructor.

            4. Picture books, video tapes, flash cards, etc.

 

Evaluation & Rewards:

At the end of semester:

            1. The pupilfs listening, speaking, reading, spelling, penmanship, and communication skill will be evaluated by the letter grade: A 90-100, B 80-89, C  70-79, D Needs Attention, and F Failure. Also, his/her homework, attendance, punctuality, attention, effort, motivation, Manners, and responsibility will be evaluated by the letter grade: E=Excellent, S=Satisfactory, U= Unsatisfactory. See the Report Card if necessary.

            2. A Final exam.

            3. Awards or honors: KAIKINSHO (PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD) will be given to any pupil who has had perfect attendance during the academic year, and SEIKINSHO (GOOD ATTENDANCE AWARD) to any pupil who has only 1 or 2 absences during the academic year. DORYOKUSYO (EFFORT AWARD) may be given to any pupil whose effort throughout the academic year was laudable.

 

Notes to parents:

            1. Every week the pupil will receive assignments. Children need parentsf support. Please assist your child in learning Japanese at home patiently.

            2. Every class, the pupil will have a chance to take a promotion quiz based on the homework.

            3. We have snack time between 10:15-10:30 after the gym time. Please let your children bring their own snack.

            4. Please purchase the main textbook gJapanese for young peopleTh available at Kinokuniya bookstore, San Francisco: Geary & Webster, Phone 415-567-7625. Bring your registration receipt for 10% discount.


 

Procedures:

            1. The instructor will follow the calendar below.

            2. Between 10:00 - 10:15m Pupils and instructor will engage in outdoor         activities in the gym to develop kinetic developmental skills on children. This   activity sill help lesson the stress and lower the anxiety of the children.

 

Intermediate class

2nd Semester Schedule (Tentative)

The weekly schedule is subject to change do to the progress of the students work.

 

Week 1 (2/5)                    Beginning of 2nd Semester

                                          Lesson 7 & Kanji

Week 2 (2/12)                   Lesson 7 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #1

Week 3 (2/19)                  Lesson 7 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #2

Week 4 (2/26)                   Lesson 8 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #3

Week 5 (3/5)                    Lesson 8 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #4

Week 6 (3/12)                  Lesson 8 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #5

Week 7 (3/19)                  Lesson 8 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #6

                                          EASTER VACATION NO CLASS ON 3 / 26

Week 8 (4/2)                     Lesson 9 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #7

Week 9 (4/19)                   Lesson 9 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #8

Week 10 (4/16)                Lesson 9 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #9

Week 11 (4/23)                Lesson 10 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #10

Week 12 (4/30)                 Lesson 10 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #11

                                          Graduation Presentation discussion

Week 13 (5/7)                  Lesson 10 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #12

                                          Graduation Presentation project

Week 14 (5/14)                Lesson 10 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #13

                                          Graduation Presentation project             Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 15 (5/21)                Review for 2nd semester Final Examination 1  

                                          Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #14

                                          Practice for the presentation 1  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 16 (5/28)                Review for 2nd semester Final Examination 2  

                                          Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #15

                                          Practice for the presentation 2  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 17 (6/4)                  2nd semester Final Examination             

Week18 (6/11)                 End of 2nd semester

                                          Practice for the presentation 3

Graduation, Promotion, GAKUGEIKAI

Procedures:

            1. The instructor will follow the calendar below.

            2. Between 10:00 - 10:15m Pupils and instructor will engage in outdoor         activities in the gym to develop kinetic developmental skills on children. This   activity sill help lesson the stress and lower the anxiety of the children.

 

Advanced class

2nd Semester Schedule (Tentative)

The weekly schedule is subject to change do to the progress of the students work.

 

Week 1 (2/5)                    Beginning of 2nd Semester

                                          Lesson 13 & Kanji

Week 2 (2/12)                   Lesson 13 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #1

Week 3 (2/19)                  Lesson 13 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #2

Week 4 (2/26)                   Lesson 13 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #3

Week 5 (3/5)                    Lesson 14 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #4

Week 6 (3/12)                  Lesson 14 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #5

Week 7 (3/19)                  Lesson 14 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #6

                                          EASTER VACATION NO CLASS ON 3 / 26

Week 8 (4/2)                     Lesson 14 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #7

Week 9 (4/9)                     Lesson 15 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #8

Week 10 (4/16)                Lesson 15 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #9

Week 11 (4/23)                Lesson 15 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #10

Week 12 (4/30)                 Lesson 15 & Kanji         Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #11

                                          Graduation Presentation discussion

Week 13 (5/7)                  Kanji Review                 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #12

                                          Graduation Presentation project

Week 14 (5/14)                Kanji Review                 Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #13

                                          Graduation Presentation project             Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 15 (5/21)                Review for 2nd semester Final Examination 1  

                                          Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #14

                                          Practice for the presentation 1  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 16 (5/28)                Review for 2nd semester Final Examination 2  

                                          Vocabulary & Kanji quiz #15

                                          Practice for the presentation 2  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 17 (6/4)                  2nd semester Final Examination             

                                          Practice for the presentation 3

Week18 (6/11)                 End of 2nd semester

Graduation, Promotion, GAKUGEIKAI

Procedures:

            1. The instructor will follow the calendar below.

            2. Between 10:00 - 10:15m Pupils and instructor will engage in outdoor         activities in the gym to develop kinetic developmental skills on children. This   activity will help lesson the stress and lower the anxiety of the children.

 

Advanced 2 class   1st Semester Schedule (Tentative)

The weekly schedule is subject to change do to the progress of the students work.

 

Week 1 (2/5)                    Beginning of 2nd Semester

Adjectives for Diary@  

Week 2 (2/12)                   Lesson 13 Skit & Kanji Lesson37

Week 3 (2/19)                  Lesson 14 Skit & Kanji Lesson38 & Quiz #1

Week 4 (2/26)                   Lesson 15-1 Skit & Kanji Lesson 39 & Quiz #2

Week 5 (3/5)                    Lesson 15-2 Skit & Kanji Review L37-39 & Quiz #3

Week 6 (3/12)                  Lesson 15-3 Skit & Kanji Review L37-39 & Quiz #4

Week 7 (3/19)                  Writing gYour typical dayh & Kanji Lesson 40 & Quiz #5

                                          EASTER VACATION NO CLASS ON 3 / 26

Week 8 (4/2)                    Essay presentation 1& Kanji Lesson 41 & Quiz #6

Week 9 (4/9)                     Writing gMy Momh & Kanji Lesson 42 & Quiz #7

Week 10 (4/16)               Essay presentation 2 & Kanji Review Lesson 37-42 & Quiz #8

Week 11 (4/26)               Kanji Review Lesson 37-42 & Kanji Lesson 43Quiz #9   

Week 12 (4/30)                 Kanji Lesson 44 & 45 & Quiz #10

                                          Graduation Presentation discussion

Week 13 (5/7)                  Writing gMy Dadh & Kanji Review L37-45 & Quiz #11

                                          Graduation Presentation project

Week 14 (5/14)                Essay presentation 3 & Kanji Review (all) & Quiz #12

                                          Graduation Presentation project Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 15 (5/21)                Review for the Final Examination 1 & Quiz #13

                                          Practice for the presentation 1  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 16 (5/28)                Review for the Final Examination 2 & Quiz #14

                                          Practice for the presentation 2  Parent-Teacher conferences

Week 17 (6/4)                  2nd semester Final Examination

                                          Practice for the presentation 3

Week 18 (6/11)                End of 2nd semester

Graduation, Promotion, GAKUGEIKAI