This course helps students develop and expand their knowledge base in Japanese by covering aspects of daily life, Japanese culture, and more advanced vocabulary and grammar concepts. Students will discover an increased ability to communicate as vocabulary and grammar knowledge increase. This course also features new interactive elements: live one-on-one speaking appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. This is the fourth course in a four-part Japanese series (JAPAN 041, JAPAN 043, JAPAN 051, and JAPAN 053) and is a continuation of Second-Year Japanese, Part 1 (JAPAN 051).
Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access, a microphone, speakers (or headphones), and a webcam. There are no resubmissions or retakes on instructor-graded assignments, unit quizzes or the final exam. On speaking appointments, lowest score may be dropped. You must complete the speaking appointment in each unit before you can move on to the next unit.
Due to the nature of this course’s learning outcomes, the exams are only available in a paper format. Please plan for shipping time.
Second-Year Japanese, Part 1 (JAPAN 051) or equivalent. Students must be able to write in both hiragana and katakana.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: People and Places
Unit 2: Health and Well-being
Unit 3: Thoughts and Feelings
Unit 4: The World of Education
Unit 5: Dining Out
Unit 6: Planning Free Time
Unit 7: Festivals and Holidays