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JPST 201 Continuing Japanese II

Instructor: Nina Langton

Pre-requisites: one of - JPST 200, JPST 102

JPST 201 is a continuation of JPST 200. In JPST 201, the student will be exposed to additional grammatical structures and continue to practise communicative skills.

2015 Course outline

By the end of the course, the student will be expected to be able to:

  • read and extract meaning from longer and more complex passages
  • write an additional 95 kanji
  • write longer paragraphs using more complex sentence structures
  • understand more complex conversations at near native speed with few repetitions
  • understand and use the basic humble and honorific forms
  • understand and use transitive/intransitive verb pairs
  • know how to conduct themselves appropriately when visiting a Japanese home
  • show a greater understanding of contemporary Japanese culture and society, particularly university life and business culture

In addition, the student will be expected to master the following specific grammatical

  • passive
  • causative
  • causative-passive
  • 〜ばconditional

Student participation in both lecture and lab is vital, and will be reflected in the final grade. Quizzes and homework assignments will be given regularly. Out-of-time tests will be allowed only in the case of illness where a letter from a physician is submitted, or on compassionate grounds.


  • Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese vol. 2, published by The Japanese Times. Chapters 18 - 23 and accompanying workbook.

Optional books also available in the bookstore are the Kodansha Japanese-English and the Collins-Shubun English-Japanese Pocket Dictionaries, and English Grammar for Students of Japanese, by Mutsuko Endo Hudson, published by the Olivia and Hill Press.


Kanji Quizzes 6%
Vocab Quizzes 6%
Midterm 10%
Final Exam 20%
Online quizzes 10%
Workbook Assignments 6%
Listening Comprehension 12% (2 tests 6% each)
Written Project 12% (2 assignments 6% each)
Writing Assignment Oral 3%
Oral Voiceboards 6% (3 x 2%)
Group Project 5%
Class participation 4%

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE -HANDOUT; also consult Blackboard site, クラス情報 folder

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Last reviewed shim1/21/2016 11:24:31 AM


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Nina Langton
Associate Professor, Department of Critical Studies 

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Alwyn Spies
Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Studies 


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