The main goal of this course is for students to develop all communicative skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking and especially focusing on expressing one’s opinions and comments. Students will be exposed to current events, cultures, traditions, and news with a variety of materials that the instructor recommends. The main grammatical focus of the course is how to express one’s opinions, comments, hopes, desires, decisions, and intentions. Students will be able to use a total of 200 – 300 kanji characters for reading and writing.
The central themes of the course are visiting a doctor’s office, planning a trip, discussing experiences, holiday events, and future plans. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to use experience verb forms, giving and receiving forms, transitive and intransitive forms, and volitional forms with/without intentions.