Japanese Classes

The Japan America Society of Chicago

Japanese Language Courses!

Winter Term  (7 Weeks: January 8-February 22, 2018)

Fee: $196 Members & Continuing Students/ $218 New Student 

(Includes “Busy People” Textbook. Additional $35 fee may apply for purchase of “Kanji Book” & $22 for purchase of “Workbook” for new students Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & $25 for Vol. 3)

Kanji book is required for all levels except for Beginning I  

Workbook is required for Level I-Conversational 

 

 

Enrollment closes on December 20 (FRID)

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!

●Beginning Japanese Level I 

Wednesday 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. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I & Workbook Vol. I

●Beginning Japanese Level II

Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 4), Workbook Vol. I & Kanji Book Vol. I

Beginning Japanese Level III

Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level II, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks:  Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 7), Workbook Vol. I and Kanji Book Vol. I 

Beginning Japanese Level IV

Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm 

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level III, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 13), Workbook Vol. I and Kanji Book Vol. I

Beginning Japanese Level V 

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm 

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level IV, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 18), Workbook Vol. I and Kanji Book Vol. I

Intermediate Japanese Level I

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm 

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level V . Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs. Materials for JLPT N4-N5 will also be covered in class.  Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 7), Workbook Vol. II, Kanji Book Vol. I and various handouts.

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Thursday 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. Material for JLPT N4-N5 will also be covered in class. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 13), Workbook Vol. II, Kanji Book Vol. I and various handouts.

●Conversational Japanese 

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level II . 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. Material for JLPT N1-N3 will also be covered in class. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. III (from Lesson 13), Workbook Vol. III, Kanji Book Vol. II and various hand outs.

 

 

 


 

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: wiesner@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 learning at the same pace. If the instructor is absent, the term may be extended. To be considered enrolled in the class,  prepayment is required. We accept 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.