Language Center

2020 Late Summer Conversational Japanese

2020 Late Summer Conversational Japanese

These courses will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet).  Further instructions will be emailed to you the business day before your class begins. Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET/UTC-04:00).

Tuition

Members: $280
Non-members: $320

To purchase or renew a Japan Society membership, please visit here first, and then register for your course. At the moment we cannot process a membership with your tuition payment.

Students with credit: please call the office at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

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

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

To register online, click "Register":



View Course Flyer (PDF)

View Late Summer 2020 Schedule (PDF)


Course Information

The curriculum is conversation-intensive, with the aim of strengthening the student’s ability to communicate effectively in social situations. The course materials will emphasize vocabulary and grammar that are useful in everyday activities. Each class meets twice a week online via Zoom for a total of 18 hours of instruction.

Beginner Conversation: For students who have finished Level 1 or 2 of our Japanese Courses, or equivalent. For students with some background in Japanese. Some social/situational survival skills will also be introduced.
Update Recommended Textbook (see below for details): Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, 入門 (Starter) A1 かつどう (Katsudoo)

Beginner-A: Mon. & Wed., August 10 – September 9 (no class 9/7)
6–8 PM | Instructor: Kakutani

Beginner-B: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
6–8 PM | Instructor: Nakamura

Beginner-C: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
12–2 PM | Instructor: Kakutani



Advanced Beginner Conversation: For students who have finished Level 3 or 4 of our Japanese Courses, or equivalent. The course will focus on skills needed to survive in Japan. Frequently used expressions will be practiced in context.
Update Recommended Textbook (see below for details): Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, 初級1 (Elementary 1) A2 かつどう (Katsudoo)

Advanced Beginner-A: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
6–8 PM | Instructor: Kurahara
Class full; to be added to the waitlist please email language@japansociety.org or call 212-715-1269.

Advanced Beginner-B: Mon. & Wed., August 10 – September 9 (no class 9/7)
12–2 PM | Instructor: Kitaura


Intermediate Conversation: For students who have finished Level 5, 6 or 7 of our Japanese Courses, or equivalent. The course will focus on strengthening speaking skills by having students engage in various exercises.
Update Recommended Textbook (see below for details): Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, 初級 2 (Elemntary 2) A2 かつどう (Katsudoo)

Intermediate-A: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
6–8 PM | Instructor: Nakazawa

Intermediate-B: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
12–2 PM | Instructor: Nakazawa


Advanced Intermediate Conversation: For students who have finished Level 8, 9, or 10 of our Japanese Courses, or equivalent. The course will emphasize role-playing by the students in different social and business situations. The focus will be on maintaining a conversation and learning and using situational vocabulary.
No textbook required.

Advanced Intermediate-A: Mon. & Wed., August 10 – September 9 (no class 9/7)
6–8 PM | Instructor: Kurahara

Advanced Intermediate-B: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
12–2 PM | Instructor: Kurahara


Advanced Conversation: For students who are at Level 11 of our Japanese Courses or higher. Students will study and discuss various Japanese cultural topics. New vocabulary and expressions will be introduced.
No textbook required.

Advanced-A: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
6–8 PM | Instructor: Aizawa *Instructor change


Advanced-B: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 – September 8
12 –2 PM | Instructor: Aizawa *Instructor change


Textbooks

Updated 7/7/20: Purchasing a hard copy/printed textbook is recommended, but not required. It will be very useful to have a copy in front of you for easy reference. Until further notice, textbooks are not available for purchase at the Language Center. If you wish to purchase a book, please look for an online vendor.

Beginner Students
Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, Starter (A1) Katsudoo ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2 by Japan Foundation

Adv. Beg. Students
Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo ISBN: 978-4-384-05754-6 by Japan Foundation

Intermediate Students
Marugoto Japanese Language and Culture, Elementary 2 (A2) Katsudoo ISBN: 978-4-384-05756-0 by Japan Foundation


Instructors

All of the Language Center’s instructors are native Japanese. For more information, please visit our Instructors & Staff page.


Please Note

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts. All refunds, including those by the deadline date, are subject to a $20 service charge. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

By registering for a course, I accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy. I also verify that the student taking this class is age 16 or older.

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Email: language@japansociety.org

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