Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following: 1. Derive meaning from written Japanese that contains vocabulary where context and/or background knowledge are supportive. 2. Write simple sentences using formulaic expressions and learned vocabulary in Japanese. 3. Utilize frequently used expressions to describe self and others, and formulate questions to satisfy basic needs. 4. Express basic needs and use basic courtesy expressions. 5. Demonstrate comprehension of frequently used words and phrases in simple spoken questions, statements, commands, and courtesy formulae. 6. Identify components of the culture, including physical (personal space, customs), non-verbal (gestures, music), geographical, and arts (music and art). 7. Read and write Hiragana, Katakana, and 75 Kanji characters.