Beginning Japanese I

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language. The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji. Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session: Novice High

Required Text: Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Contect - 3rd edition ISBN13: 978-1285429595 ISBN10: 1285429591

Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Student Activity Manual - 3rd edition. ISBN: 0495798282 ISBN-13: 9780495798286 978-1-285433455
Japanese Studies
Language School
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

JAPN3101A-L16 Lecture (Hayashi, Kondo, Maekawa, Nashiro, Shimoura)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

JAPN3101A-L15 Lecture (Hayashi, Arakaki)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

JAPN3101A-L14 Lecture (Hayashi, Kato, Kondo, Maekawa, Yamashita)

Summer 2013

JAPN3101A-L13 Lecture (Hayashi, Hirano, Maekawa, Miura)

Summer 2012

JAPN3101A-L12 Lecture (Hayashi, Hirano, Maekawa)

Summer 2011

JAPN3101A-L11 Lecture (Matsumoto, Hayashi, Walker)

Summer 2010

JAPN3101A-L10 Lecture (Hanabusa)

Summer 2009

JAPN3101A-L09 Lecture (Hanabusa, Hayashi, Hirano, Schad, Yamaguchi)

Summer 2008

JAPN3101A-L08 Lecture (Hanabusa)

Summer 2007

JAPN3101A-L07 Lecture (Hanabusa, Fukuda, Matsumoto, Yasuda)

Summer 2006

JAPN3101A-L06 Lecture (Hanabusa, Matsumoto, Yasuda)

Summer 2005

JAPN3101A-L05 Lecture (Hanabusa, Fukuda, Yasuda)

Summer 2004

JAPN3101A-L04 Lecture (Eda)