The main goal of this course is for students to develop all communicative skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, especially focusing on how to give suggestions, sending invitations, filling out forms, and answering interview questions. 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 use the levels of speech such as polite, humble, and honorific polite verbs and nouns. The other grammatical focus is how to make subjective mood sentences, Ba-forms, passive forms, and causative forms. Students will be able to use a total of 400 – 500 kanji characters for reading and writing.
The central themes of the course are job research/interview, how to write a resume, how to fill out a registration/application, attending a class reunion and a ceremony/event at school/work, and event invitations. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to write a resume/application/registration, answer interview questions, attend a formal ceremony/event, and write an invitation.