Spring 2019 Classes

For Adults & High School Students

Japanese language courses for adults and high school students are being held one evening a week this fall. All courses are taught at the NC Japan Center.

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

15-Week Courses

The fee for each 15-week course is $220 and is non-refundable. Pre-registration and payment are required by Monday, December 17th, 2018. Payment by this date allows us to plan and must be received before attending class. A $20 discount is available for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with NC State University. To be clear, “affiliated” means current NC State University faculty, staff, and students (students who graduated in Fall 2018 may also enjoy the $20 discount for Spring 2019, however, for Fall 2019 we kindly ask they pay the full price).

After pre-registering on the site above, please send your payment to the NC Japan Center.

Instructions for Payment:

1.) Make checks payable to “NC State University” in the proper amount.
2.) Include the name of the student on the “memo line” of the check.
3.) Send your payment to the following address:

NC Japan Center, NC State University
Campus Box 8112
Raleigh, NC 27695-8112

Courses without sufficient enrollment may be cancelled.

In case of adverse weather, operational status of the Center will follow that of the university.
There will be no make-up classes when campus activities have been cancelled.

In other situations, if a particular class needs to be rescheduled by an instructor, students will be notified in-class, and alternate make-up days will be discussed.

Adult 1: Tuesday  (Jan. 8-Apr.16, 6:30–8:30 pm)   full

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: Monday (Jan.7- Apr. 22, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class Jan.21) full

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: Wednesday (Jan.9 –Apr.17 , 6:30–8:30 pm) full

Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 59 new Kanji, past tense short forms, qualifying nouns with verbs and adjectives, comparisons between items, colors, and public transportation.

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

Adult 4: Mondays (Jan.7-Apr.22 6:30–8:30 pm, no class Jan.21)

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.7-Apr.22 6:30–8:30 pm, no class Jan.21)

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: Tuesday  (Jan. 8-Apr.16, 6:30–8:30 pm)  canceled 

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

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

Advanced Japanese: : Thursdays (Jan.10-Apr.18, 6:30-8:30 pm) full

Designed for those who have completed Genki II and those who aim to achieve

the level of JLPT N3. 3 lessons from the textbook will be covered during this semester (L4–L6), which include the topics:  sports in Japan, Japanese food, Japanese people and religion.

In addition to the textbook, there will be conversation practice to help strengthen speaking and listening skills.

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

JLPT N3: Wednesday (Jan.9 –Apr.17, 6:30–8:30 pm)

Designed for those who plan to take JLPT N3 December, 2019. In addition to reviewing the grammar in the textbook, there will be kanji, vocabulary and listening comprehension practice.

Textbook: New Kanzen Master Grammar Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 (New Complete Master N3 Grammar) published by 3 A Corporation

JLPT N2: Tuesday  (Jan. 8-Apr.16, 6:30–8:30 pm)

Designed for those who are preparing for the JLPT N2 test. 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.

JLPT N1: Thursdays (Jan.10-Apr.18, 6:30-8:30 pm)

Designed for those who are preparing for the JLPT N1 test. This course is appropriate for those who have passed the JLPT N2 test or have equal proficiency. Taking the N1 test is not required.

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