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◇2017 Autumn Course Details ◇
Course #2401 "Essential grammar for meaningful communication in Japanese" <Basic>
Course #2402  "Establish confidence in Speaking Japanese ! "<Pre-Intermediate>
Course #2403  "Modern Japan in Modern Japanese" <Intermediate>
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The Japanese Language program will be offered in both Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2 from 2018. 

Class size
Around 20 students.(the number of the class may vary depending on the number of participants )

Japanese Language Course
4 class levels
Intensive Japanese 1 (100 level = beginner)
Intensive Japanese 2 (100 level = intermediate)
Intensive Japanese 3 (200 level = advanced-intermediate)
Intensive Japanese 4 (200 level = advanced)

Below are tentative information.They will be fully updated at a later date.

Japanese 1:This course is designed for students with no or little background in Japanese, and aims at developing communication skills in Japanese, integrating four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The emphasis is put on thorough mastery of basic functional grammar of Japanese through oral practice. By the end of this course, students are expected to handle a variety of daily conversations, and read and write simple texts with hiragana, katakana, and kanji (Chinese characters).

Japanese 2:This course is designed for students who have acquired basic communication skills in Japanese. It aims to further mastery of basic functional grammar of Japanese and develop communicative abilities, integrating four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We will cover Lesson 13 to 23 of Genki2.By the end of this course, you will learn how to express your own ideas and opinions effectively in Japanese. Approximately 170 kanji for production and recognition will be introduced.

Japanese 3:This course is designed for students who have completed basic grammar. If aims to develop language proficiency in Japanese, integrating four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The materials cover intermediate-level sentence patterns and expressions. Students are expected to become able to talk about life in Japan beyond the level of survival Japanese.

Japanese 4: このコースは上級の日本語をめざす学習者のためのコースで、中級から上級へ橋渡しをすることを目的としている。日本人の読者のために書かれたものの中から、現在の日本の生活、文化、社会に関する読み物を読めるようにする。また、読んだ内容をまとめて話したり書いたりできるようにする。さらに、習った文型や表現を使い、異文化としての日本社会のさまざまな問題や現象について自分の意見や考えが上手に表現できるようにする。漢字は初級から合計して1000 字をめざす。

Japanese Language and Culture
In this course, students will explore the relationship between the Japanese language and Japanese culture. Students will investigate a variety of topics which are drawn from the fields of anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics of Japanese language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, as well as historical linguistics. The course will also familiarize students with various aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. On average, students spend a few hours per week working on course assignments.

*The syllabi for the courses will be available at a later date.


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