Spring 2020 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: THE NC JAPAN CENTER IS CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. ALL REMAINING SPRING 2020 CLASSES ARE CANCELLED, AND THERE WILL BE NO SUMMER 2020 CLASSES. WE’RE CURRENTLY PREPARING FOR FALL 2020 SEMESTER. PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR JONATHAN BREWSTER AT jhbrewst@ncsu.edu WITH ANY QUESTIONS*

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 shall begin on Monday, December 2nd, 2019, and must be received by Monday, December 16th, 2019. 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 (and their children).

Online Registration / Payment!
If you’d like to pay online, please register and pay via the new NCJC E-Store!
Copy and paste the URL, below:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCStateJapanCenter?ITEMCODE=JCJL
*Please note there is a small convenience charge to register and pay, online.*

Checks:
1.) Make checks payable to “NC State University” in the proper amount.
2.) Include the name of the student and their selected class 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: Mondays (Jan. 6 – Apr. 20, 6:30–8:30 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 and Workbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 1–3.

Adult 2: Tuesdays (Jan. 7 – Apr. 14, 6:30–8:30 PM)

Introduces additional grammar and vocabulary, and 57 new kanji, adjectives and counting, “Te”-form, joining sentences, directions, kinship terms, and parts of the body.

Textbook and Workbook: Genki I, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 4–7.

Adult 3: Wednesdays (Jan. 8 – Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 PM)

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

Adult 4: Wednesdays (Jan. 8 – Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 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 and Workbook: Genki I & II, Second Edition, published by The Japan Times. Lessons 12–15.

Adult 5: Mondays (Jan. 6 – Apr. 20, 6:30–8:30 PM) *No Class Jan. 20*

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

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

Adult 6: Tuesdays (Jan. 7 – Apr. 14, 6:30–8:30 PM)

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

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

Intermediate Japanese: Wednesdays (Jan. 8 – Apr. 15, 6:30–8:30 PM)

Designed for those who have completed Genki II and Lessons 1-8 of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition]. 3 lessons from the textbook will be covered during the semester (L9 –L11), which include expressions for giving and receiving gifts, making reservations, complaining, and apologizing, 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: ISBN 978-4-78901307-9
Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese Workbook [Revised Edition], published by The Japan Times: ISBN 978-4-78901308-6

Advanced Japanese: Thursdays (Jan. 9 – Apr. 16, 6:30–8:30 PM)

Designed for those who have completed Genki II and those who aim to achieve the level of JLPT N3. Three lessons from the textbook will be covered during this semester (L13–L15), which include the topics: nature and Japanese people, politics in Japan, and “the World and the Future of My Country.”

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 N2: Mondays (Jan. 6 – Apr. 20, 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.

Textbooks:
1.) 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. 9 – Apr. 16, 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 the equivalent proficiency. Taking the N1 test is not required.

Course Pre-registration (now closed)