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Spring 2017 Classes

15-week Courses for Youth  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

15-week courses for youth are being held one evening a week beginning the week of January 9, 2017. Pre-registration and payment are required by Tuesday, January 3, 2017. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $200.

Youth courses are for rising eighth graders and high school students.

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

  • Youth 1: Mondays (Jan 9–Apr 24, 4:30–6:20 pm, no class Jan 16)

    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: Wednesdays (Jan 11–Apr 19, 4:30–6:20 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.

  • Youth 3: Thursdays (Jan 12–Apr 20, 4:30–6:20 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.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 8–11.

  • Youth 4: Tuesdays (Jan 10–Apr 18, 4:30–6:20 pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 64 new Kanji, potential verbs, volitional form, using sentences to qualify nouns, names of years, counters, health and fitness.

    Textbook: Genki I & II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 12–15.

15-week Courses for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

15-week courses for adults are being held one evening a week beginning the week of January 9, 2017. Pre-registration and payment are required by Tuesday, January 3, 2017. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $200.

A $20 discount is available for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with NC State University.

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

  • Adult 1: Wednesdays (Jan 11–Apr 19, 6:30–8:20 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.

  • Adult 2: Thursdays (Jan 12–Apr 20, 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: Tuesdays (Jan 10–Apr 18, 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.

    Textbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 8–11.

  • Adult 4: Mondays (Jan 9–Apr 24, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 16)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 64 new Kanji, potential verbs, volitional form, using sentences to qualify nouns, names of years, counters, health and fitness.

    Textbook: Genki I & II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 12–15.

  • Adult 5: Mondays (Jan 9–Apr 24, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 16)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, 63 new Kanji, transitivity pairs, honorific verbs, and giving respectful advice.

    Textbook: Genki II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 16–19.

  • Adult 6: Tuesdays (Jan 10–Apr 18, 6:30-8:20pm)

    Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 61 new Kanji, passive sentences, causative sentences, causative-passive sentences.

    Textbook: Genki II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 20–23.

  • JLPT N1: Thursdays (Jan 12–Apr 20, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    This is the fourth of six semester courses that are designed to prepare students for the JLPT N1 test given in December 2017. This course is appropriate for those who have passed the JLPT N2 test or have equal proficiency. Taking the N1 test is not required.

    Textbook: 新完全マスター文法日本語能力試験 N1, ISBN 978-4-88319-564-0.

  • JLPT N2: Mondays (Jan 9–Apr 24, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 16)

    This course is designed to prepare students for the JLPT N2 test given in December 2017. This course is appropriate for those who passed JLPT N3 or have the equivalent proficiency. Taking the N2 test is not required..

    Textbook: 新完全マスター文法日本語能力試験 N2, ISBN 978-4-88319-565-7.

12-week Courses for Adults  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

12-week courses for adults are being held one evening a week beginning the week of January 9, 2017. Pre-registration and payment are required by Tuesday, January 3, 2017. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center. The fee for each course is $180.

A $20 discount is available for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with NC State University.

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

  • Post Genki 1: Wednesdays (Jan 11–Mar 29, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed the Genki II text, the course introduces new grammar, including passive and causative forms, as well as 317 new kanji. From the textbook, 4 lessons will be covered during the semester, which include topics such as introducing oneself, greetings, asking favors, and asking permission using grammar, vocabulary, and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition], published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–4.

  • Post Genki 2: Thursdays (Jan 12–Mar 30, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed the Genki II text and Lessons 1–4 from the textbook. Lessons 5–8 will be covered on topics such as seeking and giving advice, ordering at a restaurant, quoting, inviting people, responding to invitations, looking for a job, as well as additional vocabulary and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition], published by The Japan Times. Lessons 5–8.

  • Post Genki 3: Mondays (Jan 9–Apr 3, 6:30–8:20 pm, no class Jan 16)

    Designed for those who have completed the Genki II text and Lessons 1–8 of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition]. Lessons 9–12 from the textbook will be covered during the semester, which include topics such as giving and receiving, making travel arrangements, complaining, making apologies, describing conditions of sickness, and giongo (onomatopoeia) versus gitaigo (phenomimes) using grammar, vocabulary and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition], published by The Japan Times. Lessons 9–12.

  • Post Genki 4: Wednesdays (Jan 11–Mar 29, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed the Genki II text and Lessons 1–12 of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition]. Lessons 13-15 from the textbook will be covered during the semester, which include topics such as describing past experiences, voicing one's opinion, interviewing, as well as additional vocabulary and kanji in intermediate level Japanese.

    Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition], published by The Japan Times. Lessons 13–15.

  • Advanced Japanese: Tuesdays (Jan 10–Mar 28, 6:30–8:20 pm)

    Designed for those who have completed Genki II and An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition], and who are aiming to achieve JLPT Level 3. There will be structured conversation practices to help strengthen speaking and listening skills as well as discussions based on themes that appear in the textbook.

    Textbook: Gateway to Advanced Japanese through Content and Multimedia, Tobira, published by Kurosio Publishers.


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