Calendar, Readings, & Assignments

Within each of the lesson pages below, there is a grid schedule divided by session, detailing what topics will be covered, assignments, and special activities that will take place in class.


Buy at Amazon Banno, Eri. Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I. The Japan Times, 2011. ISBN: 9784789014403.


Buy at Amazon ———. Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I-Workbook. The Japan Times (available at Kendall Coop), 2000. ISBN: 9784789014410.

1–6 Lesson 1: New Friends and Hirgana
7–13 Lesson 2: Shopping and Katakana
14–20 Lesson 3: LifeMaking a Date, Daily Life
21 Oral Test
22–28 Lesson 4: The First Date, Mary’s Weekend
29–36 Lesson 5: A Trip to Okinawa
37–42 Lesson 6: A Day in Robert’s Life, My Favorite Restaurant
43 Oral Test II
44 Exam
45 Review Finals and Video
46 Calligraphy Workshop


Oral Test

Review Grammatical Patterns in Lessons 1–3. Your performance will be evaluated on fluency, pronunciation, accuracy and complexity.

No regular class today.

Oral Test II

Students who arrive late to the oral exam will be deducted 20 points


Exam will include everything through Lesson 6.

  1. Listening Comprehension
  2. Grammar
  3. Situational Usage
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Kanji Writing.

To prepare:

Review Grammar using Grammar Notes (under Class Wiki)

Review Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji (L6 included)

Review Listening Comprehension and Situational Usage