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Spring 2013 Classes

Koto Music Classes for All Ages  REQUEST INFO 

Thirty-minute koto lessons are being held once a week beginning the week of January 14, 2013. Each session will have a small number of students, typically two or three, and will be coordinated to run back-to-back on days and times that are mutually agreeable with the instructor. A few koto instruments can be made available by the instructor, and students are welcome to bring or purchase their own. The fee for fifteen weeks of thirty-minute lessons is $160, and may be paid at the first lesson.

What is koto? See here.

Japanese Language Classes for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week classes for youth are being held one evening a week beginning the week of January 14, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, January 7, 2013. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $130.

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

  • Youth 1: Tuesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 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: Tuesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 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 (Jan 17–Apr 25, 4:30–6:00 pm)

    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 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 January 14, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, January 7, 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 (Jan 14–Apr 29, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 21)

    For those new to the Japanese language. Introduces Hiragana, Katakana, and 29 Kanji, basic grammar and vocabulary, question sentences, verb conjugation, present and past tenses, greetings, time/age, shopping, locations, days/weeks/months/years.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–4.

  • Adult 2: Tuesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 57 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 5–8.

  • Adult 3: Tuesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 59 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 9–12.

  • Adult 4: Wednesdays (Jan 16–Apr 24, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 64 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 Advanced: Mondays (Jan 14–Apr 29, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 21)

    For those who have mastered the basic grammatical structures covered in Genki I and II. Elaboration on grammatical forms with applications in reading and writing combined with more cultural vocabulary and idioms and attention to development of natural speaking skills.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Revised Edition, published by The Japan Times.

  • Adult JLPT: Thursdays (Jan 17–Apr 25, 7:00–8:50 pm)

    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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