Japanese Classes

Spring II Term   (8 Weeks: May 5 – June 26, 2014)

May 26th (Mon) Memorial Day no class, make-up class will be held on May 30th (Fri)

$225 Members & Continuing Students /$250 Non-Members  (Includes Textbook)

The Japan America Society of Chicago now offers 8 levels of Japanese language courses.  Each 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.

 

Class registration form and schedule (.pdf)

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Beginning Japanese Level I                                                                    Time: Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.   

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                                                              Time: Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.   

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 7).

Beginning Japanese Level III                                                                   Time : Tuesday evenings,7:30-9:30 p.m.

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lI, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions.  Students will learn how to make plans with friends or colleagues, as well as learn how to request an item, etc.   Textbooks:  Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 16)  

Beginning Japanese Level IV                                                        Time : Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.   

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lII, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions.  Students will learn how to make plans with friends or colleagues, as well as learn how to request an item, etc.   Textbooks:  Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 20)  

Intermediate Japanese Level I                                                        Time : Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.    

Designed for students whose level is comparable to passing the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 4, or have completed Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I. Emphasis is on grammatical expressions, basic conversation, and development of Chinese characters (kanji), up to approximately 100 characters. Textbooks:  Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 1)  

Intermediate Japanese Level II                                                             Time: Monday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 3)

Intermediate Japanese Level III                                                  Time: Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  

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 15)

Conversational Japanese Level I                                                            Time:  Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

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, III (from Lesson 15) and various handouts.

 

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.  Thereafter, no refunds will be issued.