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General Information about the course

An overview

Useful Expressions/Greetings
Japanese Writing System
Hiragana 1 [a] - [ko]
Numbers (1):1-12
Time (1): [oclock]
Session 1
Week 3 Term 1
General Information
Student Handbook for 2013-14:
(https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/students/handbook/)
LFA Japanese 1: (https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/courses/japanese/)
Textbook(VLE):GENKI [] Vol.1
an integrated course in elementary Japanese 1
st
or 2
nd
edition
(The Japan Times)
Term 1 syllabus (VLE)

Language Exchanges
(https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/students/tandems/)
At the end of the
course, youll be able
to






http://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/
courses/japanese/
Greetings
Useful expressions 1
p. 34 -37 [p.6-9]
(1) Good morning. (2) Hello!
(3) Good evening.
(4) Good night.
(5) Good bye./ See you later.
Greetings
(1)Thank you! (2) Im sorry
Not at all...
(3) Ill go and
come back.
Please go and come
back.
(4)Im home.
Welcome home.
(5) Thank you for the
meal.
(6) Thank you for the
meal.

(7)
How do you do?
Nice to meet you.
(7) How do you do? Nice to
meet you.
Useful Expressions
Scripts
Japanese Writing System
p.24-31 [1
st
ed: Introduction chapter p.18-24 & p.252]
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji (or Chinese characters)
(Japanese)
(Roma-ji) ko o hi i o no mi ma shi ta.
3 kinds of characters
(eg ) I drank a cup of coffee.
Characteristics of Japanese Writings
Represents sounds
Roundish shape
Used for: conjugation endings,
function words,
native Japanese words not covered by Kanji
Carries sounds and meanings
Used for: nouns
Stems of verbs & adjectives

Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji
Represents sounds
Straight lines
Used for: loan words,
foreign names



(1) []-[]
Hiragana (1) [a]-[ko]
Basic Hiragana Syllables
p.24 [1
st
ed:Introduction chapter p.18 & p.252]
http://www.textfugu.com/resources/hiragana-
chart/
Homework :
Practice Hiragana [a]-[ko]
Hiragana Practice : Stroke Order, Sound, Quiz (VLE)

Numbers (1)
Numbers :1-12
p.48 [1
st
ed: p.20]
1 ichi 2 ni 3 san 4 shi yon 5 go
6 roku 7 nana shichi 8 hachi 9 kyuu 10
juu
11juu ichi 12 juu ni

Time
p.49 [1
st
ed: p.21]
oclock: Number + (ji)
4 ()
Yo-ji
7 ()
Shichi-ji
9 ()
Ku-ji
What time is it now?
i ma, na n ji de su ka.
Excuse me.

What time is it now?


Its 10 oclock.


Thank you.


Youre welcome.

su mi ma se n.

i mana n ji de su ka.

10juu ji de su.


a ri ga too go za i ma su.


doo i ta shi ma shi te.


Homework
Writing
&
Reading


Listening
&
Speaking
Hiragana quizzes (VLE)
Practice writing Hiragana [a]-
[ko] 3 times each.

Greetings/useful expressions (VLE)
Memorize the short dialogue
Asking & Telling times