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Fall Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15

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Course Information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need the use of a device with internet access, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET).

These courses are for students who are ages 12 to 15 as of the start date of the course. Both complete beginners and students who have taken the previous Japanese for Teens course offered by Education & Family may take these courses.

All other Language Center programs are for adults (age 16+); please visit the Language Center homepage for a full list of offerings.

Beginners are invited to start their Japanese language learning journey in this online course. Students ages 12 to 15 will learn and practice the fundamentals of Japanese language and culture with a group of like-minded peers. Using a variety of fun and engaging activities referencing popular Japanese media such as anime, students will develop practical listening, speaking, writing and cultural skills to kick-start their Japanese language abilities!

Basic vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures will be taught in romaji (Japanese written phonetically in the Roman alphabet) so students can carry on a simple conversation.

For a printer friendly version of these courses, please click here: 2022 Fall Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15 PDF

Course Descriptions

Youth Level 1

Youth Level 1 is for both complete beginners as well as students who have taken the previous Japanese for Teens course offered by Education & Family.

Course content will include the following:
  • X wa Y desu. (e.g. I am Jon. Risa is 14 years old. My phone number is 123-4567.)
  • Noun + janai desu (e.g., I am not American. I am not a student.)
  • Question sentences (e.g. How old are you? What time is it?)

Required Textbook: Genki I, 3rd Edition (Chapter 1)

Dates
Time
# of classes
Instructor
Location
Wednesdays, 10/12-12/7 (no 11/23)
5:30 – 6:30 pm
8 lessons
Aizaki
Online

Youth Level 2

Youth Level 2 is for students who have a thorough understanding of Japanese for Youth Level 1 material.

Course content will include the following:
  • kore / sore / are / dore (e.g., How much is this game?)
  • koko / soko / asoko / doko (e.g., Where is the bathroom? It’s over there.)
  • dareno + noun (e.g., Whose cellphone is this?)
  • The particle mo (e.g., watashi mo. = Me too.)

Hiragana recognition will be emphasized.

Required Textbook: Genki I, 3rd Edition (Chapter 2)

Dates
Time
# of classes
Instructor
Location
Tuesdays, 10/11-12/6 (no 11/22)
5:00 – 6:00 pm
8 lessons
Aizaki
Online

Tuition

Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15

  • Members
    $160
  • Non-members
    $200

Space is limited to 15 students; advanced registration is required.

 

How to Register

 

Please register early to ensure enrollment in your first choice of class.

At the moment, registration is accepted online (recommended) or by phone only, and we are only taking payment in the form of credit or debit cards (no checks or cash). Acceptance will be acknowledged by email.

To register at the member price, the membership must be under the student’s name (Student Membership), or the student should be part of a Family Membership. To purchase or renew a membership, please visit the Membership page and pay online or call 212-715-1270.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 7, 12 pm EDT. Please email to inquire about seats after this date.

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and Zoom link from language_inquiries@japansociety.org on:

  • the afternoon of Monday, October 10, 2022 (for classes beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2022)
  • the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (for classes beginning on Wednesday, October 12, 2022).

 

For more information, please email us at language@japansociety.org, or call (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. Please note that while we are working remotely, we may not always be reachable by phone.

 

 

Please Note

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a course or workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations.

Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a course, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

We do not record these classes, and recording of these classes is prohibited. If a student misses a class, it may be possible to arrange a make-up class in the same semester, if available. More information will be provided in the Welcome Email.

 

 

Required Textbooks

 

A limited supply of textbooks are available for purchase at the Language Center on select days. Please contact the office to arrange purchase and pick-up. The price at Japan Society is $45. Otherwise, please purchase your book from an outside vendor. Either a digital or print textbook is fine.

Please have your textbook in advance of the first class.

Genki I 3rd Edition Cover

GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese),
3rd Edition
;
published by The Japan Times
ISBN: 978-4789017305

We strongly recommend purchasing the 3rd Edition. Please note that the 2nd Edition has some differences, including page numbers, examples, etc., and is not recommended for this reason.

 

 

Instructor

 
Yuki Aizaki

Ms. Yuki Aizaki holds a BA in Theatre from The City University of New York and is a graduate of the teacher training program at The Japan Society. She has taught Japanese privately to beginner and intermediate students.

Course Information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need the use of a device with internet access, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET). These courses are for students who are ages 12 to 15 as of the start date of the course. Both complete beginners and students who have taken the previous Japanese for Teens course offered by Education & Family may take these courses. All other Language Center programs are for adults (age 16+); please visit the Language Center homepage for a full list of offerings. Beginners are invited to start their Japanese language learning journey in this online course. Students ages 12 to 15 will learn and practice the fundamentals of Japanese language and culture with a group of like-minded peers. Using a variety of fun and engaging activities referencing popular Japanese media such as anime, students will develop practical listening, speaking, writing and cultural skills to kick-start their Japanese language abilities! Basic vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures will be taught in romaji (Japanese written phonetically in the Roman alphabet) so students can carry on a simple conversation. For a printer friendly version of these courses, please click here: 2022 Fall Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15 PDF

Course Descriptions

Youth Level 1

Youth Level 1 is for both complete beginners as well as students who have taken the previous Japanese for Teens course offered by Education & Family.

Course content will include the following:
  • X wa Y desu. (e.g. I am Jon. Risa is 14 years old. My phone number is 123-4567.)
  • Noun + janai desu (e.g., I am not American. I am not a student.)
  • Question sentences (e.g. How old are you? What time is it?)

Required Textbook: Genki I, 3rd Edition (Chapter 1)

Dates
Time
# of classes
Instructor
Location
Wednesdays, 10/12-12/7 (no 11/23)
5:30 – 6:30 pm
8 lessons
Aizaki
Online

Youth Level 2

Youth Level 2 is for students who have a thorough understanding of Japanese for Youth Level 1 material.

Course content will include the following:
  • kore / sore / are / dore (e.g., How much is this game?)
  • koko / soko / asoko / doko (e.g., Where is the bathroom? It’s over there.)
  • dareno + noun (e.g., Whose cellphone is this?)
  • The particle mo (e.g., watashi mo. = Me too.)

Hiragana recognition will be emphasized.

Required Textbook: Genki I, 3rd Edition (Chapter 2)

Dates
Time
# of classes
Instructor
Location
Tuesdays, 10/11-12/6 (no 11/22)
5:00 – 6:00 pm
8 lessons
Aizaki
Online

Tuition

Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15

  • Members
    $160
  • Non-members
    $200

Space is limited to 15 students; advanced registration is required.

 

How to Register

 

Please register early to ensure enrollment in your first choice of class.

At the moment, registration is accepted online (recommended) or by phone only, and we are only taking payment in the form of credit or debit cards (no checks or cash). Acceptance will be acknowledged by email.

To register at the member price, the membership must be under the student’s name (Student Membership), or the student should be part of a Family Membership. To purchase or renew a membership, please visit the Membership page and pay online or call 212-715-1270.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 7, 12 pm EDT. Please email to inquire about seats after this date.

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and Zoom link from language_inquiries@japansociety.org on:

  • the afternoon of Monday, October 10, 2022 (for classes beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2022)
  • the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (for classes beginning on Wednesday, October 12, 2022).

 

For more information, please email us at language@japansociety.org, or call (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. Please note that while we are working remotely, we may not always be reachable by phone.

 

 

Please Note

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a course or workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations.

Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a course, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

We do not record these classes, and recording of these classes is prohibited. If a student misses a class, it may be possible to arrange a make-up class in the same semester, if available. More information will be provided in the Welcome Email.

 

 

Required Textbooks

 

A limited supply of textbooks are available for purchase at the Language Center on select days. Please contact the office to arrange purchase and pick-up. The price at Japan Society is $45. Otherwise, please purchase your book from an outside vendor. Either a digital or print textbook is fine.

Please have your textbook in advance of the first class.

Genki I 3rd Edition Cover

GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese),
3rd Edition
;
published by The Japan Times
ISBN: 978-4789017305

We strongly recommend purchasing the 3rd Edition. Please note that the 2nd Edition has some differences, including page numbers, examples, etc., and is not recommended for this reason.

 

 

Instructor

 
Yuki Aizaki

Ms. Yuki Aizaki holds a BA in Theatre from The City University of New York and is a graduate of the teacher training program at The Japan Society. She has taught Japanese privately to beginner and intermediate students.