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Instructors have provided the following information to generally describe what to expect in their classes.


Teaching style
We mainly focus on understanding essential grammar, structure, Hiragana & Katakana and vocabulary. Our goal is, however, to acquire the culturally appropriate responses and manners by utilizing the knowledge through interactive practice and pair activities.

Homework, participation and attendance
Homework assignments: 20%. 
Attendance, participation: 15% 

Tests, quizzes, and final exam
Tests, quizzes and interviews: 55%
Final exam: 10% 

Background and other interests
Japan native, BA in English literature (Kobe University), master of education (UW-Eau Claire), BA in fine arts (William Jewell College). Teach high school English in Japan, and college-level Japanese in US. Interests: Japanese pop culture and traditional art.