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Spring 2014 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 January 27, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Friday, January 17, 2014. 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: Wednesdays (Jan 29–Apr 2, 4:00–5:00 pm)

    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: Tuesdays (Jan 28–Apr 1, 4:00–5:00 pm)

    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 January 13, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Friday, January 3, 2014. 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 (Jan 13–Apr 28, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class Jan 20)

    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 14–Apr 22, 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: Wednesdays (Jan 15–Apr23, 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 4: Thursdays (Jan 16–Apr 24, 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 January 13, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Friday, January 3, 2014. 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 13–Apr 28, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 20)

    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 (Jan 14–Apr 22, 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: Wednesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    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: Tuesdays (Jan 14–Apr 22, 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: Thursdays (Jan 16–Apr 24, 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: Wednesdays (Jan 15–Apr 23, 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.

  • Adult JLPT: Thursdays (Jan 16–Apr 24, 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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