Language Center

2020 Late Summer Japanese: Levels 1, 2 & 10

2020 Late Summer Japanese: Levels 1, 2 & 10

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":


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Course Information

JAPANESE LEVEL 1 (for beginning students with no background in Japanese) The course is designed to introduce elementary Japanese to students with no previous background in the language. 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. Hiragana and some introductory kanji will be introduced.
Text:
Genki I, 2nd Edition (Ch. 1, 2 & 3)

Japanese 1-A: Mon. & Wed., August 10 - September 9 (no class 9/7)
6–8 PM | Instructor: Nakanishi

Japanese 1-B: Tues. & Thurs., August 11 - September 8
6–8 PM | Instructor: Kitaura

Japanese 1-C: Mon. & Wed., August 10 - September 9 (no class 9/7)
12–2 PM | Instructor: Mori


JAPANESE LEVEL 2 (Prerequisite: Japanese 1 or equivalent; recognition of hiragana is expected.) Students will continue to actively participate in the process of acquiring beginners’ level language skills in basic Japanese. Katakana and more kanji will be introduced.
Text:
Genki I, 2nd Edition (Chapters 4 & 5).

Japanese 2-A: Mon. & Wed., August 10 - September 9 (no class 9/7)
6–8 PM | Instructor: Mori
Class full; to be added to the waitlist please email language@japansociety.org or call 212-715-1269.


JAPANESE LEVEL 10 (Prerequisite: level 9 or equivalent) This class follows level 9 in the progression from the Genki II textbook, continuing a formal study of Japanese grammar. More advanced grammar, vocabulary and kanji will be introduced over several semesters (part 1 - 4: can be taken in any order). A particular emphasis will be placed on speaking practice. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to move up to Level 11.
Required Text:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition), (Part 4: Lessons 13-15)
Optional
Text: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese Workbook (Revised Edition)

Japanese 10-A (Part 4): Mon. & Wed., August 10 - September 9 (no class 9/7)
6–8 PM | Instructor: Nakamura


Textbooks

Until further notice, the following required textbooks are not available for purchase at the Language Center. Please purchase your book from an online vendor.

Japanese Levels 1 and 2 will use the following textbook:
GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 2nd Edition
ISBN: 9784789014403 published by The Japan Times

Japanese Level 10 will use the following textbook:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition)
ISBN: 9784789013079 published by The Japan Times


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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