Language Course Programlvnks2020-02-11T14:11:50+09:00
Language Class 100 (L100)
Open for students ages six to twelve, with no previous Japanese language training.Students will learn how to say proper greetings and basic everyday phrases in Japanese, learn how to read and write Japanese syllables (hiragana) including modified letters, and learn about Japanese culture and vocabulary through playing various types of Japanese games and singing Japanese songs.
Language Class 200 (L200)
To enroll in this class, students must have completed L100 or have mastered both writing and reading hiragana syllables. Katakana will be introduced in this class. Students will learn how to read and write all 46 katakana letters and how to construct words, and when to use katakana.Level 10 kanji (first grade kanji) characters will be introduced.Speaking, listening, and writing skills will be developed. Students also learn seasonal songs as part of their study of Japanese culture.
Language Class 300 (L300)
L300 is an intermediate class, which provides continuing introduction to Japanese language. It emphasizes four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn how to conjugate Japanese verbs. Level 9 kanji (second grade kanji) characters will be introduced. Students are encouraged to take the Kanji aptitude test Level 10 provided by Nippon Kanji Noryoku Kentei Kyokai. By writing and reciting poems, plus writing and giving speeches, both writing and speaking skills will be further developed.
Language Class 400 (L400)
L400 is the advanced language class, emphasizing the application of the four skills in Japaneselearned in lower division language classes. Various types of reading materials will be provided.Students will learn how to express themselves through speeches, class projects, composition and singing Japanese songs. Level 8 kanji (third grade kanji) characters will be introduced and students are encouraged to take the kanji aptitude test provided by Nippon Kanji Noryoku Kentei Kyokai