Autumn Japanese Language Courses

The Japan America Society of Chicago

Japanese Language Courses!

Autumn Term  (8 Weeks: September 7 to October 29, 2015)

Fee: $225 Members & Continuing Students /$250 New Student

(Includes “Busy People” Textbook. Additional $35 fee may apply for purchase of “Kanji Book” for New Student.)

Classes meeting on Labor Day, September 7th, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 11th, at their respective times.

Each of the 8 courses is tailored to the level of expertise and type of study required by students. Weekly lessons provide students with an opportunity to begin the study of Japanese or to sharpen previously acquired skills. All courses are taught by an experienced native instructor of the Japanese language.

一緒に楽しく日本語を学びましょう! *

Enrollment closes on August 31, 2015 (MON)

●Beginning Japanese Level I

Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

Designed for students with no previous instruction in Japanese, this course strives to develop an understanding of basic elements of Japanese grammar, expressions, and writing system. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level II

Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level I, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Writing system will include a review of katakana, hiragana, and an introduction to basic Chinese characters (Kanji).
Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 6).

●Beginning Japanese Level III

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lI, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 10)

●Beginning Japanese Level IV

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lII, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 17)

●Intermediate Japanese Level I

Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

Designed for students who have completed Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I. Emphasis is on grammatical expressions, basic conversation, and development of kanji, up to approximately 100 characters. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 3)

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level I. Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs.

Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 11)

●Intermediate Japanese Level III

Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level II. Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs.

Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 13)

●Conversational Japanese

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

Developed for students who have an understanding of Japanese grammar, and a minimum knowledge of 150 kanji. This class will provide a forum for basic Japanese conversation between students and instructor. Topics of conversation will be determined by the instructor, along with various reading assignments. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. III (from Lesson 8) and various handouts


Location for the classes:

The Japan America Society of Chicago: One North LaSalle Street, Suite 2475 Chicago, Illinois 60602 Phone: (312) 263-3049 Ext 22 Fax: (312) 263-6120 E-mail: rusiewski@jaschicago.org Website: www.jaschicago.org

Terms & Conditions:

Please note that completion of this form will serve as your reservation. You will receive a phone call only if the class minimum is not met. If a minimum number of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled and payments refunded. Students are expected to attend all classes so that all students can proceed in their learningatthesamepace.Iftheinstructorisabsent,thetermmaybeextended. Tobeconsideredenrolledintheclass,prepaymentisrequired.Weaccept payment by Credit card, Check, Cash, and Money Order. If, after attending the first class, one does not feel the course meets his/her needs, a student may transfer to another level, or receive a refund. The Society must be informed of such an intent within 24 hours after the first class is held. No exceptions will be considered, and refunds will not be issued if students contact JASC after 24 hours.

“The Business Climate in Asia and Japan-U.S. Relations”

 

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“The Business Climate in Asia and Japan-U.S. Relations”

 

 

Featuring: Chris Wilkens, Deputy General Manager, BTMU’s Global Corporate Banking Division & Head of Global Subsidiary Banking (Tokyo, Japan)  & Dr. William R. Farrell, Adjunct Professor, Naval War College & Former Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Strategies Asia, LC

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Time: 11:30–1:30 pm

11:30 am – Registration

11:50 am – Lunch

12:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A

1:30 pm – Adjournment

Venue: Union League Club of Chicago

65 W. Jackson Blvd., French Room #710, Chicago, IL 60604

Fee: $20 JASC Members/$30 Non-Members/$10 Students

About the Presentation:

Mr. Wilkens will discuss the economic and business climate in Asia, growth strategies from an MUFG and client perspective and highlight the importance of Japan-U.S. relations on continued growth.

Dr. Farrell will review the complexities of U.S.-Japan business relations in recent years, where the need for economic success and national security raise difficult policy choices.

 

About the Speakers:

Chris Wilkens is Deputy General Manager of BTMU’s Global Corporate Banking Division and Head of Global Subsidiary Banking. Stationed in Tokyo since November 2013, Chris has responsibility for developing strategy and managing business with subsidiaries of Global Corporate clients. He is also leading an initiative to provide Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems to users around the globe. Prior to taking his position in Japan, Chris was Managing Director & COO of BTMU’s US Corporate Banking Division. As COO, he had responsibility for business strategy, administrative functions of the group including budgeting, analysis, compliance, technology and business processes. Chris also managed the Subsidiary Banking Team and was active in the management of relationships with Union Bank and Morgan Stanley. He was previously Head of US Corporate Banking Division’s Financial Institutions Group. Chris joined the Bank of Tokyo in 1989 following three years with Irving Trust Company / Bank of New York. During his 25-year career with the Bank, he has successfully taken on diverse assignments in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Chris has a B.S. in Finance from Susquehanna University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

 

Dr. William Farrell served as Chairman and CEO of Dynamic Strategies Asia, LC serving as a consultant to the Senior Vice President, Security and Facility Management, Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball, New York. From 1990-1995 Dr. Farrell was the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College teaching courses relating to U.S.-Japan relations. Dr. Farrell received his BA in History from Fordham University, MA in East Asian Studies, Florida State University and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan. In 2012, Dr. Farrell received the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon by the Government of Japan on behalf of the Emperor.

 

This event is part of the NAJAS/KCC Business Speaker Series sponsored by the National Association of Japan-America Societies and the Keizai Koho Center