fall 2017 course listing

Age: 18 years old and older       Class Size: 16 people       Goal levels are based on JF Standard proficiency levels.  Click here to learn more.

* All applicants are eligible for a 10% Early Bird Discount if you register by August 25, 2017.
* Past students are also eligible for an additional 10% Past Student Discount on tuition.
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** Total shown here applies to new students.
New students' total course fee includes textbooks. 
All three courses will use the same set of textbooks. Approximately ¾ of the textbooks will be gone over in class, and students are not required to purchase them.

Everyday Japanese 1:

Hajimemashite!  Introduce yourself

In this introductory course, you will learn how to greet people, introduce yourself, and talk about your favorite foods and hobbies in Japanese.  You will learn one of the basic phonetic character sets of Japanese (Kana) Hiragana (ex. あ、い、う) as well. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already know Hiragana but need help remembering them.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Goal: A1 level*

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At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Be able to make appropriate greetings for different times of day and to show gratitude
  • Be able to introduce yourself using simple Japanese
  • Be able to talk about your favorite foods and hobbies
  • Have knowledge of the Japanese Kana writing systems, including its history
  • Be able to read and write Hiragana

Please download the Self-check list to see if this is the right course for you. No assessment test is required for this course.

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter) (See below).  $50 per set.

Everyday Japanese 2:

Let’s go to a fun event together

In this course you will learn how to talk about your family and your daily life.  You will learn how to plan and invite your friends to an event.  This course will also introduce basic knowledge of Kanji and the most useful Kanji for everyday life.  You will also learn Katakana (ex. ア、イ、ウ). The course will introduce basic knowledge of Kanji and the most useful Kanji for everyday life.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for those who have completed JF Nihongo Everyday Japanese 1 or the equivalent.  You must be comfortable reading Hiragana (ex. あ、い、う) with pronunciation guides such as Roma-ji.  You must be able to talk about yourself, favorite food and your hobbies.

Goal: A1 level*          

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At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Be able to talk about your family and daily life
  • Be able to talk about a birthday party plan
  • Be able to ask your friends to go out and attend an event 
  • Have knowledge of the Katakana writing system, including its history
  • Be able to read and write Katakana
  • Have basic knowledge of Kanji and understand the meaning of the most useful kanji for everyday life
  • Be able to look up, read, and understand the meaning of kanji, using a kanji dictionary or electric device such as a smart phone

We ask all students to please download the Self-check list and Assessment test to see if this is the right course for you. 

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter) (See below).  $50 per set.

Everyday Japanese 3

Go out for shopping and dining

Let's go out with friends for shopping and dining! You will learn simple expressions used for shopping and eating out. Using actual materials from everyday life in Japan such as Japanese restaurants' websites and floor plans of department stores, you will be able to go out to shop, and eat out at your favorite restaurants.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for those who have completed JF Nihongo Everyday Japanese 2 or the equivalent.  You must be comfortable reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana with pronunciation guides such as Roma-ji in order to understand the class materials in Japanese and also have basic knowledge of Kanji such as stroke order and common radicals.  You must be able to talk about your family, your daily life and routines in Japanese.

Goal: A1 level*

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At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Have knowledge of useful/ necessary vocabulary and expressions for shopping and dining
  • Have knowledge of shopping and dining customs in Japan
    • Be able to buy what you want at a store
  • Be able to order your food at a restaurant
  • Be able to ask and plan to go out with friends
  • Be able to explain about the past events

We ask all students to please download the Self-check list and Assessment test to see if this is the right course for you.

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter) (See above).  $50 per set.