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Summer 2018 Classes

For Adults & High School Students  PRE-REGISTER HERE 

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

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

15-Week Courses

The fee for each 15-week course is $200 and is non-refundable. Pre-registration and payment are required by Wednesday, April 18, 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.

  • Adult 1: Thursdays (May 3–Aug 9, 6:30–8:30 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: Mondays (May 7–Aug 20, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 28)

    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 2–Aug 15, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class Jul 4)

    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 (May 7–Aug 20, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 28)

    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: Tuesdays (May 1–Aug 7, 6:30–8:30 pm)

    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: Wednesdays (May 2–Aug 15, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class Jul 4)

    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.

12-Week Courses

The fee for each 12-week course is $180 and is non-refundable. Pre-registration and payment are required by Wednesday, May 9, 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.

  • Advanced Japanese: Tuesdays (May 22–Aug 14, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 29)

    Designed for those who have completed Genki II and An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese [Revised Edition]. 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.

  • JLPT N3: Wednesdays (May 23–Aug 22, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 30 and Jul 4)

    Designed for those who plan to take JLPT N3 in December. In addition to reviewing the grammar in the textbook, there will be additional materials provided to enhance listening skills and reviewing the kanjis necessary to pass the test.

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

  • JLPT N2: Mondays (May 21–Aug 13, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 28)

    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 (May 24–Aug 16, 6:30–8:30 pm, no class May 31)

    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.

    Textbook: 日本語総まとめ文法N1 文法, Ask for publication ISBN 978-4-87217-726-8.


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