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Fall 2014 Classes

The NC Japan Center offers regular, semester-long courses in Japanese language for youth and adults, as well as short, five-week courses for learners of all ages. We also offer semester-long English language courses.

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Regular Courses for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week courses for youth are being held one evening a week beginning the week of September 2, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 25, 2014. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $150.

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

  • Youth 1: Tuesdays (Sep 2–Dec 9, 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 3–Dec 10, 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: Fridays (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: Thursdays (Sep 4–Dec 18, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class Nov 27)

    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 courses are for rising eighth graders and high school students.

Regular Courses for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week courses for adults are being held one evening a week with most beginning the week of September 2, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 25, 2014. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $180.

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

  • Adult 1: Tuesdays (Sep 2–Dec 9, 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: Wednesdays (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: Fridays (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: Thursdays (Sep 4–Dec 18, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 27)

    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: Tuesdays (Sep 2–Dec 9, 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: Mondays (Sep 8–Dec 15, 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.

  • Post Genki II: Wednesdays (Sep 3–Dec 10, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed Genki II and Lessons 1–5 of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition]. Lessons 6–9 from the textbook will be covered during the semester, which include the functions: ordering at a restaurant, quoting, inviting people, responding to invitations, looking for a job, giving and receiving, as well as additional vocabulary and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition] published by The Japan Times. Lessons 6–9.

  • JLPT: Thursdays (Sep 4–Dec 18, 7:00–8:50 pm, no class Nov 27)

    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: 新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験 N2, ISBN 978-4-88319-565-7.

  • Listening Comprehension: Mondays (Sep 8–Dec 15, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    This class will use CDs and clips from a selection of media materials to study the vocabulary used in a variety of every day conversations. The emphasis will be on improving one's understanding of natural, native speech patterns.

Short Courses for All Ages  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

In addition to our regular course offerings, short ones for beginners are being held one afternoon a week for learners of all ages. The five-week courses, held at the NC Japan Center, introduce basic Japanese language writing, vocabulary, and conversational forms, greetings and introductions, question sentences and answers, and numbers. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, September 25, 2014. The fee for each course is $60.

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

  • Japanese for Kids: Tuesdays (Oct 21–Nov 18, 3:00–4:00 pm)

    For elementary school students.

  • Japanese for Youth: Wednesdays (Oct 22–Nov 19, 3:00–4:00 pm)

    For middle and high school students.

  • Japanese for Adults: Thursdays (Oct 23–Nov 20, 3:00–4:00 pm)

    For lifelong learners, from college age to seniors.

English Courses for Japanese Speakers of All Ages  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week courses for Japanese speakers of all ages are being held one evening a week beginning the week of September 2, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, August 25, 2014. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $180.

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

  • English Grammar: Fridays (Sep 5–Dec 19, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 28)

    Intended for short-stay Japanese speakers who want to maintain and improve grammar-oriented English skills while they are away from Japan. For those who are new to the US, this course also focuses on leveraging English grammar skills to improve practical listening and speaking.

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