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Scheme of Work

Academic Japanese 4

Text book: みんなの日本語 初級II

Term 1
    Contents   Kanji
Week 1 - Registration (no class)    
Week 2

L39

  • expressing cause/reason

(Vて) / (Vな)くて、... / ~ くて / ~ で、...  

(N) で、...

 
Week 3  
  • expressing cause/reason softly
  • "during" "on the way to"

~ ので / ~ なので、...  

とちゅうで

1. 自然

Week 4

L40

  • indirect questions
  • action as a trial
  • nominalising いadjectives

~ か / ~ か どうか、... 

~ て みます 

(いadj ) さ = (N)

2. 試験
Week 5

L41

  • giving and receiving of things
  • giving and receiving of actions
  • making a request politely (1)
  • "as a token of" "in memory of"

いただきます / くださいます / やります

(Vて) いただきます / くださいます / やります

(Vて) くださいませんか

(N) に

3. テスト
Week 6

L42

  • indicating a purpose (1)

(V dict.) ために、... / (N) の ために、...    

 
Week 7

L43

  • indicating a purpose (2)
  • indicating minimum/large amount as the speaker's sense 
  • "go somewhere, do something, and come back"
  • making a request politely (2)

(V dict.) のに、... / (N) に、...

(Quantifier) は / (Quantifier) も  

(Vて) 来ます  

(Vて) くれませんか  

4. 部首(1)

Week 8  
  • "look like" "look"
~ そうです 5. 動詞(1)
Week 9 - Revision of Term 1    
Week 10 -

Interim Tests

  • Speaking
  • Writing
   

Term1 Tests:

Up to Lesson 43 including Kanji introduced in this module and Japanese 2/3 modules. No dictionary allowed.

If you are ill on the day, please get a doctor’s note and contact your tutor.

Term 2
    Contents   Kanji
Week 1 L44
  • "too ..."
  • "easy/difficult to do" "likely/unlikely to happen"
  • "change something/someone into ..."
  • indicating a choice/decision

~ すぎます  

(V) やすいです / (V) にくいです  

~ く/ ~ に します  

(N) に します 

6. 形容詞
Week 2 L45
  • "in case ..."
  • expressing a feeling of surprise/dissatisfaction

~ ばあいは、...

~ のに、... / ~ なのに、...

7. 体・病気

Week 3 L46
  • stressing a certain point of time/aspect of an action/event/process
  • emphasising the immediacy in time
  • expressing expectation based on reliable information

(V dict. / Vて いる / Vた)ところです

(Vた)ばかりです  

~ はずです

8. 部首(2)
Week 4 L47
  • "I hear that ..."
  • "it seems that ..."
  • describing things perceived through sense organs

~ そうです

~ ようです

~ が します

 
Week 5 L48
  • causative verbs (1)
~せる / ~させる 9. 動詞(2)
Week 6  
  • causative verbs (2)
~せる / ~させる 10. その他(1)
Week 7 L49
  • respectful expressions - sonkei-go (1)
Honorific expressions (Keigo) 11. 接辞
Week 8  
  • respectful expressions - sonkei-go (2)
Honorific expressions (Keigo)  
Week 9 L50
  • humble expressions - kenjo-go
Honorific expressions (Keigo) 12. その他(2)
Week 10 - Revision of Term 2    
Term 3
    Contents  
Week 1 - Revision of the Module  
Week 2 - Revision of the Module (last class)  
Week 3 -

Final Test 

  • Reading/Writing Integrated
 
Week 3/4 - Oral Test  
       

Final Test:

Up to Lesson 50 including Kanji introduced in this module and Japanese 2/3 modules. No dictionary allowed.

If you are ill on the day, please get a doctor’s note and contact your tutor.