Japanese A2

Listening
Reading
Spoken Interaction
Spoken Production
Written Production
A2 I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.  I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. I can use a series of  phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job I can write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connections like ‘ and’, ‘ but’ , and ‘because’
 
A2.2
Japanese intermediate    2
In ATS1144, I can understand short simple dialogues and video clips on familiar topics, and am expanding my understanding of a range of expressions, including expressions of politeness. In ATS1144, with the assistance of vocabulary lists or dictionaries, I can understand genres including polite letters and personal diaries written in simple language (approx 1000-1200 characters). By the end of this unit, I can read approximately 300 kanji in total. In ATS1144, I can politely ask questions and express my appreciation in formal contexts, using routines practiced in class. I can communicate with an unfamiliar native speaker in a visitor session, using suitably polite expressions. In ATS1144, I can explain the details of my experiences, schedule and reasons for my decisions, using more complicated expressions (e.g. passive, causative and conditional clause) than in the previous units. In ATS1144, I can state my opinions and cite others’ opinions using appropriate expressions which I learned in class. In addition, with the assistance of dictionaries, I can write a short essay (2.5-3 pages). I can use at least 300 kanji without a dictionary by the end of this unit.
A2.1
Japanese intermediate   1
In ATS1143, I can understand short simple dialogues and monologues, based on routines practiced in class.  I am expanding my understanding of a range of expressions, including a variety of forms used for requests and reporting. In ATS1143, with the assistance of vocabulary lists and dictionaries, I can understand short emails and other texts (approx. 350-450 characters) written in simple language. I can read approx. 100 new kanji (approx. 250 kanji in total) by the end of this unit. In ATS1143, I am able to handle short and simple social exchanges or tasks (e.g., asking advice, requesting, apologising, asking duties of a part-time job) using basic and straightforward expressions practiced in class. In ATS1143, I can express my intentions, hopes, gratitude and regret in basic vocabulary and expressions, using routines practiced in class. I can also explain my actions and schedule in detail using appropriate conjunctions and relative time expressions (e.g. before, after as). In ATS1143, with the support of vocabulary lists or dictionaries, I can write short texts (500-800 characters) on familiar topics, which I study in class. I also learn how to use Japanese manuscript paper, and can write/type approximately 100 new kanji by the end of this unit.