Japan America Society of Chicago 8-Week Japanese Language Courses
Current Course Schedule Spring II Term (8 weeks: May 6-June 27, 2013)
Japan America Society of Chicago Japanese Language Courses 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.
Beginning Japanese Level I 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.
Class registration form and schedule (.pdf)
Beginning Japanese Level II 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 A continuation of beginning Japanese Level II, this course will focus on simple sentence structures using Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Basic conversation skills will also be reviewed. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 16)
Intermediate Japanese Level I A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lll, this course will focus on simple sentence structures using Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Basic conversation skills will also be reviewed. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 2)
Intermediate Japanese Level II Designed for students who 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 7)
Conversational Japanese I Designed for students who have a strong understanding of Japanese grammar, and a minimum knowledge of 150 kanji. Refresh maintain you conversational skills utilizing new situational vocabulary. Class will also focus on social and business situations. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People, Vol.III (from Lesson 3) and various handouts.
Conversational Japanese II A continuation of Conversational Japanese Level II Textbook: Japanese For Busy People, Vol.III (from Lesson 8) and various handouts.
Conversational Japanese III This class will focus on reading and discussion of various articles based on Japanese business and culture. Students are encouraged to share ideas. Strengthen your listening, reading, and speaking skills. No textbook. Various handouts provided.
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. 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.