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Summer 2014 Classes

One-Week Introductory 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 2, 2014. The fee for each course is $60.

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

  • Beginning Japanese for Kids (Jul 7–Jul 11, 10:00–11:45 am)

    For elementary school students.

  • Beginning Japanese for Youth (Jun 16–Jun 20, 10:00–11:45 am)

    For middle and high school students.

  • Beginning Japanese for Adults (Jun 23–Jun 27, 10:00–11:45 am)

    For lifelong learners, from college age to seniors.

Regular Classes for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week classes for youth are being held one evening a week beginning the week of May 5, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, April 28, 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 (May 5–Aug 18, 4:30–6:00 pm, no class May 26)

    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 (May 6–Aug 12, 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 (May 7–Aug 13, 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 (May 8–Aug 14, 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.

Regular Classes for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Fifteen-week classes for adults are being held one evening a week beginning the week of May 5, 2014. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, April 28, 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 (May 5–Aug 18, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class May 26)

    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 6–Aug 12, 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 (May 7–Aug 13, 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: Thursdays (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: Tuesdays (May 6–Aug 12, 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 (May 7–Aug 13, 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.

  • JLPT: Thursdays (May 8–Aug 14, 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: 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 (May 5–Aug 18, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class May 26)

    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 Classes for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

Additional classes for adults are being held that meet six times during the summer. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, May 7, 2014. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $70.

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

  • Post Genki: Fridays (May 23–Jun 27, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed Genki II; beginning level studies including grammar such as passive and causative and 100 kanji. 5 lessons from the textbook will be covered during the semester, which include the functions: introducing oneself, greetings, asking favors, asking permission, and seeking/giving advice using grammar, vocabulary and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition] published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–5.


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