JAPN 101 & 102
The Summer 2021 Elementary Japanese courses (JAPN 101 and JAPN 102) offer intensive online language instruction, where you can learn one-year of Japanese language skills in two months! We will explore the basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, along with Japanese culture — all designed for students with no Japanese language background. Students learn through communicative activities with other classmates as well as through various online and internet accessible materials. The courses are remote-synchronous meetings. The JAPN 102 course prerequisite is passing JAPN 101 with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent with approval of the instructor.
Do you love reading manga? Yes, we are going to enhance your reading skills in Japanese with the use of manga through remote-synchronous meetings! The emphasis will be put on acquiring the skills to enjoy reading Japanese manga contents without translation. Students will review and learn Japanese structures and expressions, and have the opportunity to explore colloquialisms, speech styles, onomatopoeia, contractions, interjections, and other elements of speech, and a lot more. The classes will primarily be conducted in Japanese. The course prerequisite is either passing JAPN202 with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent with approval of the instructor.