Elementary Japanese I is an introduction to Japanese language and culture. This course is designed for students who have limited or no experience learning Japanese. The class provides systematic instruction in the four language skills--speaking, listening, reading, and writing in modern Japanese. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to engage in basic conversations and develop the ability to read and write hiragana as well as to read katakana.
This course is a continuation of Elementary Japanese I and it addresses material for the second half of Elementary Japanese. In this course, students will master reading and writing Japanese as they learn new written scripts including katakana (Japanese symbols) and kanji (Chinese characters). Spoken language proficiency will also be enhanced as students work toward becoming fluent in both written and spoken Japanese through various class activities and assignments.
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Elementary Japanese I & II. Written language proficiency will be enhanced as students are expected to utilize Hiragana, Katakana, and basic Kanji. Throughout the semester students will be increasing their ability to discuss different topics, attain a stronger understanding of grammar, and learn more about the history and culture of Japan. In this course, students will develop their growing vocabulary through dialogue, monologue, cultural activities, as well as various other class projects and assignments.
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Japanese I. In Intermediate Japanese II, students will elevate their Japanese speaking abilities. Students will expand their writing skills through additional Kanji study. This course focuses on increasing student confidence in speaking, writing, and reading examples of sophisticated Japanese language. Students will develop their growing vocabulary through dialogue, monologue, and immersion in cultural activities.