In this course, students will learn to understand, write, read, and speak Japanese through practice, self-assessment, animated dialogues, and graded video activities. They will also build their social awareness to act and communicate appropriately with people from other cultures. Students will learn Japanese that is used in daily life in Japan, such as introducing themselves, using greetings and farewells, ordering at a restaurant, and discussing the weather. This is the first course in a four-part Japanese series, which aligns to ACTFL standards.