Elementary: Experiential Activities

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary: Experiential Activities

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese, Service-Learning

  • Language Level

    True Beginning, Beginning, High Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course for beginning students at levels 1 to 2 or the equivalent in the core curriculum centers on activities outside the classroom. Its goals are to: help students obtain the linguistic knowledge and skills necessary for daily life, expose students to diverse forms of expression, allow them to experience authentic Japanese society and culture, help them gain confidence in using Japanese, and have them think about methods of language study outside the classroom. Activities, arranged to meet student interests, may include; shopping, cooking, observing a traditional Japanese event such as a local festival, making an appointment by phone, and paying a home visit. Normally, each activity is conducted following preparation in class or at home. No textbook is used, and transportation expenses, admission fees, and other actual costs are borne by the students themselves.