Japanese Classes

The Japan America Society of Chicago

Japanese Language Courses!

Autumn I Term 🍃 (8 Weeks: September 12th to November 3rd, 2016)

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.)

Kanji book is required for all levels except for Beginning I 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT BEGINNING I CLASSES DON’T HAVE TO PAY THE ADDITIONAL $35 KANJI BOOK FEE.

$35 KANJI BOOK FEE IS FOR BEGINNING II-CONVERSATIONAL II CLASSES ONLY. THANK YOU! 

 

Enrollment closes on September 2 (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 (SOLD OUT!) 

Monday 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

Tuesday 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

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 10) 

Beginning Japanese Level IV

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 20)

●Intermediate Japanese Level I

Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

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

Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 2)

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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

Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 4)

●Conversational Japanese Level I 

Monday 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.

Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. III (from Lesson 3)

●Conversational Japanese Level II

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 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: 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.