• Welcome to Misawa Sensei's Classroom!

    Students will be utilizing the following classroom management platform: Google Classroom

    Appropriate and respectful use of all technology is mandatory.


    TBA - 6 classes of Japanese


    Daily/Weekly Agenda on Google Classroom

    A daily / weekly agenda will be posted for the students to clearly communicate the directives for the day or week. Detailed instructions, pdf attachments, video clips and other necessary resources will be included at all times.  Each student is responsible for the content communicated by me to Google Classrooms.

    As stated before, parents will be given a "Parent Class Code" for Google Classroom to monitor assignments and posts on a periodic basis or when deemed necessary. Parents will have access to their child's class and assignments from the beginning of each school year. Parents will also have a direct mode of communication through Google Classroom, Aries Communications or by email to me at all times. 
    NOTE: It will be the parent's responsibility to know what their child is doing or not doing in the classroom. 


    Main Textbook and Workbook

    Note: We are no longer using Adventures in Japanese as of the Fall 2023 school year. We will only be using the Genki Book 1 and 2 series.

    Genki 1 and 2 will be used by all 4 levels.  The Breakdown will be as follows: 

    • Japanese 1 - Semester 1 (Chapters 1 through 4)  Semester 2 (Chapters 5 through 8)
    • Japanese 2 - Semester 1 (Chapter 9 through 12) Semester 2 (Genki Book 2 - Chapters 1 through 4)
    • Japanese 3 Honors - Semester 1 (Genki Book 2 - Chapters 5 through 8)  Semester 2 (Chapters 9 through 12)
    • AP Japanese - Semester 1 (Genki Book 2 - Chapter 13 through 16) Semester 2 (Chapter 17 through 23)

    Syllabus - Overview


    syllabus overview


    Google Classroom

    The Google Classroom code can be found by logging into your GC site.

    Signing in: Students will use their district assigned email and password.


    Google Classroom will be used for assignments, updates, online quizzes and any class related information. Your primary method of information will be in class and your class composition book. Google Classroom will also have a student roster automatically entered by the District/School Site. The Class Codes will be sent out via Aeries. Upper level student are already aware of the new updates and codes.

    Parents will be responsible for monitoring their child's work/assignments/agenda on a periodic basis using the Parent Portal for Google Classroom and Aeries. 


    Feedback time frame

    Students will receive feedback in a timely manner, dependent on the work that was assigned or the quiz/test that was given for the week/chapter/unit. This can range from immediate feedback, a day or at most a week or two. This is due to the number of students (usually over 180 students) and Levels 1 through 3 Honors and 4AP only being taught by one teacher.

    Please be aware that multiple choice / true false is not used for assessment on quizzes and tests.





Course Syllabus and Important Resources

  • Advanced Placement Japanese (CSU/UC Approved course)

    It is strongly recommended that each student attempt taking the AP exam towards the end of the school year. By passing the AP exam with a 3 or better, students will have the potential to earn college credit and eliminating the Foreign Language requirement at the College/University level. 

    By passing the AP exam, students will also be eligible to receive the Seal of Biliteracy from the State of California as well.

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  • Japanese 3 Honors (CSU/UC Approved Course)

    This is a Cal State University System/University of California approved course. This is considered an Honors course and will have a different weight on your high school requirements and reflect positively on your transcript.

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  • Japanese 1 and 2 Course Syllabus

    In Japanese 1 and 2, students will be utilzing two textbooks:

    Adventures in Japanese 1 and Genki 1.  The reason for this is that we will be adopting Genki 1 in the near future.  Adventures in Japanese is a high school textbook, where Genki 1 is a textbook utilized by the majority of Community Colleges and Universities for 1st /2nd year students.

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