Maricopa Community Colleges  JPN202   19906-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6-26-1990

JPN202  1991 Fall – 2011 Summer II

L+L  5.0 Credit(s)  6.0 Period(s)  5.7 Load  Acad

Intermediate Japanese II

Extensive review of Japanese grammar; development of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through reading and writing. Continued practice of oral communication skills and study of Japanese culture.

Prerequisites: JPN201 or equivalent.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Global Awareness - [G]

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


JPN202  1991 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Intermediate Japanese II



Identify and use verbs, including imperative, RERU/RARERU, SERU/SASERU causative, and potential forms; polite extenders, decisions made for the future, uncertain and predictive statements, likeliness/resemblances, statements with confidence, actions at the moment, and compound verbs. (I)


Identify and use adjectives, including nominalizations. (II)


Identify and use relationals, including clauses, extending time periods, above/below the standards, giving examples and other relationals. (III)


Identify and use pronouns, including indefinites, absolute negatives, and inclusive pronouns. (IV)


Identify and use modifiers, including time sequences, alternatives, TARI-forms, actions without doing, indirect interrogatives, indirect imperatives, and indirect extenders. (V)


Apply family terms to own family as well as to others' family. (VI)


Differentiate between variations in speech when describing male vs. female and formal vs. informal differences, and honorifics. (VII)


Choose proper vocabulary and expressions when speaking the language. (VIII)


Identify approximately 270 new Kanji Chinese characters. (IX)


Elaborate on cultural topics and functional goals pertaining to the Japanese culture. (X)


Achieve proficiency goals based on ACTFL guidelines. (XI)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


JPN202  1991 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Intermediate Japanese II


I. Verbs

A. Imperative Forms


C. SERU/SASERU-Forms: Causative

D. Potential Forms

E. Polite Extenders

1. V. stem + nasaimasu - honorific statement

2. o + V. stem + kudasai + (mase) - honorific request

3. V. te-form + orimasu - hamble statement

F. Decisions made for the future

1. V. dictionary-form + koto ni + naru

2. V. dictionary-form + koto ni + suru

G. Uncertain Statement

H. Predictive Statement

I. Likeliness/Resemblance

J. Statement with Confidence

K. Actions at the Moment

1. Plain imperfect form + tokoro + da

2. Plain perfect form + tokoro + da

L. Compound Verbs

1. State of result from the previous action

2. Change in state

II. Adjectives

A. Nominalization of Adjectives

B. Adj. stem + sa

III. Relationals

A. Clause

B. Extending Time Period

C. Above/Below the Standard

D. Giving an example

E. Other Relationals

IV. Pronouns

A. Indefinites

B. Absolute Negatives

C. Inclusives

V. Modifiers

A. Time Sequence

1. Plain pred. + made + sentence (neg) (not...until...)

2. V. stem + sentence (sequential/parallel/causal)

3. V. stem + verbal extender ORI (stem) + sentence (s/p/c)

4. Adj. ku-form + sentence (parallel/causal)

5. Plain pred. + shi + sentence (parallel)

6. Plain pred. + to + sentence

7. V. dic-form + tabi + ni + sentence (everytime...)

B. Alternatives

1. Plain pred. + ka doo ka + sentence (whether or not)

2. Plain pred. 1 + ka + plain pred. 2 + ka (1 or 2)

C. TARI-Form

1. Typical actions

2. Repeated or alternating actions/states

3. Different actions performed or states experienced by members of a group.

D. Actions without doing

E. Indirect Interrogatives

F. Indirect Imperatives

G. Indirect Extenders: Wake

1. V. plain forms + wake + dewa/ja arimasen (it doesn't mean...)

2. V. dic-form + wake + ni wa + ikanai ikimasen (indirect prohibition)

3. C. plain pred. + wake + relationals (the fact that is...)

VI. Family Terms

A. Family terms for own family

B. Family terms for others' family

VII. Variations in speech

A. Male vs. Female differences

B. Formal vs. Informal differences

C. Honorifics

VIII. Vocabulary and Expressions

IX. Chinese Characters

X. Basic Aspects of Japanese Culture

XI. Proficiency

A. Goals

B. ACTFL Guidelines


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