Beginning Japanese

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 2015 Language Schools

JAPN3104A-L15 Lecture

Summer 2014 Language Schools

JAPN3104A-L14 Lecture (Hayashi, Kato, Kondo, Maekawa, Yamashita)

Summer 2013

JAPN3104A-L13 Lecture (Hayashi)

Summer 2012

JAPN3104A-L12 Lecture (Hayashi, Hirano, Maekawa)

Summer 2011

JAPN3104A-L11 Lecture (Hayashi, Matsumoto, Walker)

Summer 2010

JAPN3104A-L10 Lecture (Hanabusa)

Summer 2009

JAPN3104A-L09 Lecture (Hanabusa)

Summer 2008

JAPN3104A-L08 Lecture (Hanabusa)

Summer 2007

JAPN3104A-L07 Lecture (Fukuda, Hanabusa, Matsumoto, Yasuda)

Summer 2006

JAPN3104A-L06 Lecture (Hanabusa, Matsumoto, Yasuda)

Summer 2005

JAPN3104A-L05 Lecture (Fukuda, Hanabusa, Yasuda)

Summer 2004

JAPN3104A-L04 Lecture (Sakurai)