Japanese for Adults

JAPANESE BEGINNER 1

Description: Using a balanced instruction approach, students will comprehend by listening and speaking, reading and writing, basic Japanese. Learners will have frequent opportunities to practice in context-rich, authentic scenarios, as well as with direct instruction of Japanese grammar.

This class is intended for students who have never studied Japanese, or who have studied previously but are out of practice.

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JAPANESE BEGINNER 2

Description: Using a balanced instruction approach, students will comprehend by listening and speaking, reading and writing, basic Japanese. Learners will have frequent opportunities to practice in context-rich, authentic scenarios, as well as with direct instruction of Japanese grammar. Students will learn how to communicate and make requests during travel when interacting with native-Japanese speakers.

This class is intended for students who have completed Japanese Beginners 1 or a similar class at another institution and are able to communicate basic ideas, personal information, and requests already.

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JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE 1

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Japanese language and to express themselves through speaking and writing. Students will learn how to communicate confidently during everyday interactions with native-Japanese speakers when traveling and expand their ability to voice opinions and ideas.

This class is intended for students who have completed Japanese Beginners 1 and 2, or similar classes at another institution.

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JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE 2

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Japanese language and to express themselves through speaking and writing.

Learners are introduced to a range of texts on a variety of subjects applying appropriate grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments.

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JAPANESE ADVANCED 1

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students expand their ability to understand others in the Japanese language and to express themselves through speaking and writing.

Learners are introduced to complex texts on a variety of subjects applying appropriate grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments with spontaneity and increasing fluency.

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JAPANESE ADVANCED 2

Description: A thorough, guided exploration of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students are introduced to more complex texts on a variety of subjects while refining their usage of advanced grammatical structures to communicate opinions and arguments with spontaneity and increasing fluency.

Students will also learn common idiomatic expressions.

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