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Fall 2013 Classes

Japanese Language Classes for Kids  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Ten-week classes for kids are being held one evening a week beginning the week of September 3, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 26, 2013. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $60.

Questions about classes? Contact Ms. Reiko Chosokabe (reiko.chosokabe@ncsu.edu)

  • Kids 1: Tuesdays (Sep 10–Dec 10, 4:00–5:00 pm, no class Oct 8, 15, 22, and Nov 26)

    For those new to the Japanese language. Conversation and writing hiragana, greetings, easy question sentences and answers, numbers (time, age, telephone numbers, and Japaese currency), introducing oneself.

    No textbook.

  • Kids 2: Wednesdays (Sep 11–Dec 11, 4:00–5:00 pm, no class Oct 9, 16, 23, and Nov 27)

    Conversation and writing katakana, basic grammar and vocabulary, question sentences and answers, adjectives, shopping, placing orders.

    No textbook.

** Kids classes are for elementary school students.

Japanese Language Classes for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week classes for youth are being held one evening a week beginning the week of September 3, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 26, 2013. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $140.

Questions about classes? Contact Ms. Reiko Chosokabe (reiko.chosokabe@ncsu.edu)

  • Youth 1: Mondays (Sep 9–Dec 16, 4:30–6:00 pm)

    For those new to the Japanese language. Introduces Hiragana, Katakana, and 15 Kanji, basic grammar and vocabulary, question sentences, verb conjugation, present tense, greetings, time/age, shopping.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–3.

  • Youth 2: Wednesdays (Sep 4–Dec 11, 4:30–6:00 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 43 Kanji, locations, past tense, adjectives and counting, Te-form, days/weeks/months/years, directions.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 4–6.

  • Youth 3: Thursdays (Sep 5–Dec 19, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class Nov 28)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 43 Kanji, Te-form and joining sentences, counting people, short forms, informal speech, past tense short forms, qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives, colors.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 7–9.

  • Youth 4: Tuesdays (Sep 3–Dec 12, 4:30–6:00 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 44 new Kanji, comparison between two items, comparison among three or more items, public transportation in Japan.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 10–12.

** Youth classes are for rising eighth graders and high school students.

Japanese Language Classes for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week classes for adults are being held one evening a week beginning the week of September 3, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 26, 2013. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $160.

Questions about classes? Contact Ms. Reiko Chosokabe (reiko.chosokabe@ncsu.edu)

  • Adult 1: Mondays (Sep 9–Dec 16, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    For those new to the Japanese language. Introduces Hiragana, Katakana, and 15 Kanji, basic grammar and vocabulary, question sentences, verb conjugation, present tense, greetings, time/age, shopping.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–3.

  • Adult 2: Tuesdays (Sep 3–Dec 10, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 57 new Kanji, adjectives and counting, Te-form and joining sentences, short forms and informal speech, directions, kinship terms, parts of the body.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 4–7.

  • Adult 3: Thursdays (Sep 5–Dec 19, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 28)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 59 new Kanji, past tense short forms, qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives, comparisons between items, colors, public transportation, health and illness.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 8–12.

  • Adult 4: Wednesdays (Sep 4–Dec 11, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 64 new Kanji, potential verbs, volitional form, using sentences to qualify nouns, names of years, counters.

    Textbook: Genki II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 13–16.

  • Adult 5: Wednesdays (Sep 4–Dec 11, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 62 new Kanji, transitivity pairs, Honorific verbs, giving respectful advice, extra-modest expressions, humble expressions, questions within larger sentences.

    Textbook: Genki II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 17–20.

  • Adult 6: Tuesdays (Sep 3–Dec 10, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 46 new Kanji, passive sentences, causative sentences, causative-passive sentences.

    Textbook: Genki II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 21–23.

  • Intermediate/Advanced Listening Comprehension: Tuesdays (Sep 3–Dec 10, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    For intermediate and advanced students who have mastered the basic grammatical structures covered in Genki I and II.

    No textbook.

  • Adult JLPT: Thursdays (Sep 5–Dec 19, 7:00–8:50 pm, no class Nov 28)

    Prepares students for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, JLPT (http://www.jlpt.jp/e/). The course currently focuses on Level N2 as a two-year curriculum. Please contact us for additional levels.

    Textbook: 日本語総まとめ 文法 N2, ISBN 9784872177299. Handouts for 読解, 聴解.


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