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Summer 2013 Classes

Special One-Week Classes for All Ages  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

In addition to our regular course offerings, special introductory Japanese language classes are being held this summer for learners of all ages. The weeklong 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, June 3, 2013. The fee for each course is $60.

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

  • Beginning Japanese for Kids (Jul 8–Jul 12, 10:00–12:00 noon)

    For elementary school students.

  • Beginning Japanese for Youth (Jun 17–Jun 21, 10:00–12:00 noon)

    For middle and high school students.

  • Beginning Japanese for Adults (Jun 17–Jun 21, 10:00–12:00 noon)

    For lifelong learners, from college age to seniors.

Japanese Language Classes for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

A fifteen-week class for youth is being held one evening a week beginning the week of May 6, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, April 29, 2013. The course is taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee is $130.

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

  • Youth 4: Tuesdays (May 7–Aug 13, 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 May 6, 2013. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, April 29, 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 (May 6–Aug 19, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class May 27)

    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 (May 7–Aug 13, 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 (May 9–Aug 22, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jul 4)

    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 (May 8–Aug 14, 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: Mondays (May 6–Aug 19, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class May 27)

    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.

  • Listening Comprehension–Contemporary Multimedia: Tuesdays (May 7–Aug 13, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    For intermediate and advanced students who have mastered the basic grammatical structures covered in Genki I and II. Students will view carefully chosen Japanese videos (dramas, movies, etc.) and learn through the conversations of the actors, the culture, the customs, and various types of speech patterns. Classes will include conversation lessons about the videos using Japanese.

    No textbook.

  • Adult JLPT: Thursdays (May 9–Aug 22, 7:00–8:50 pm, no class Jul 4)

    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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