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Fall 2012 Classes

Koto Music Classes for All Ages  REQUEST INFO 

Thirty-minute koto lessons are being held once a week beginning the week of August 27, 2012. 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, with pre-registration and payment required by Monday, August 20, 2012. 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 (Aug 28–Dec 11, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class Nov 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.

  • Youth 2: Thursdays (Aug 30–Dec 13, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class Nov 22)

    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 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, with pre-registration and payment required by Monday, August 20, 2012. 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: Tuesdays (Aug 28–Dec 11, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 27)

    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: Thursdays (Aug 30–Dec 13, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 22)

    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 (Aug 28–Dec 11, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 27)

    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: Thursdays (Aug 30–Dec 13, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 22)

    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 7: Wednesdays (Aug 29–Dec 12, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Nov 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: Mondays (Aug 20–Dec 3, 7:00–8:50 pm, no class Sep 3)

    Prepares students to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, JLPT (http://www.jlpt.jp/e/). The course focuses on Level N3 in the fall of 2012 and begins a week before other classes to accommodate those taking the test in December. Please contact us for additional levels.


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