Japanese A1

Spoken Interaction
Spoken Production
Written Production
A1 I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. I can write simple phrases and isolated sentences
A1 Japanese introductory 2 Based on routines in class, I can understand basic conversations about familiar topics (e.g. personal experience, likes/dislikes) and simple classroom instructions when they are spoken clearly and slowly. I can also understand the basic difference between formal and casual speech styles. With the support of vocabulary lists or dictionaries, I can understand short texts (200-450 characters) written using basic vocabulary and grammar practiced in class. I am also developing knowledge about casual writing styles, such as diaries and emails to friends. I am able to communicate in everyday situations practiced in class, such as offering help, and asking permission/advice. I can also talk about likes/dislikes, explaining reasons. I can talk about familiar topics like my family, friends, and pets using vocabulary and expressions learned in class. I can also talk about my experiences and schedule in more detail, based on routines practiced in class. I can write about personal and familiar topics (e.g. my family, my hometown) using vocabulary and grammar practiced in class. I can write by hand and/or electronically 150 kanji, including about 90 new kanji, by the end of this unit.
A1 Japanese introductory 1 I can understand simple greetings, self-introduction, and simple dialogues, such as asking prices and asking telephone numbers, based on routines practiced in class. I am able to read simple and familiar texts written in hiragana, katakana and basic kanji (58 characters). Such texts include self-introduction and short letters/email messages. I can participate in a simple self-introduction and ask simple questions about others, such as age, uni major and their families.  I can also participate in simple interactions, for instance, asking time, places and prices, and inviting friends to go out together. I can introduce myself and my family. I am also able to explain my schedule and past experiences (e.g. travel) using basic vocabulary and grammar practiced in class. I can prepare and perform simple skits in collaboration with a peer. By the end of the unit, I am able to write/type hiragana, katakana and approx. 60 kanji, and write or type simple sentences in hiragana, katakana and kanji, using a standard keyboard.