One of JapanCultureNYC’s Top 5 Japanese-related New Year’s resolutions is to learn the language. Japan Foundation is offering several levels of Japanese classes that range from introductory to upper intermediate, and you still have time to enroll. The registration period for A1-1 and A1-2 Introductory Japanese courses has been extended through Monday, January 14, and Japan Foundation is also accepting registration for A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate and B2 Upper Intermediate level classes.
The classes will be held at The Nippon Club at 145 W. 57th Street.
Visit Japan Foundation’s website for more information about registration and detailed course descriptions. You can contact Japan Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org and 212.489.0299, or The Nippon Club at email@example.com and 212.581.2223 if you have any questions.
Make your New Year’s resolution come true!
A1-1 Introductory Japanese Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, 1/17 – 3/28
Learn how to read and write hiragana and katakana (Japanese syllabaries), use basic everyday phrases, and hold short conversations. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout the class. This class is suitable for those who have no prior experience studying Japanese.
A1-2 Introductory Japanese Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, 1/17 – 3/28
Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts, such as talking about yourself, family, food, residence, daily routine, schedule, etc. Develop four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing in Japanese. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout the course. This class is suitable for those who have completed Japan Foundation’s A1-1 Introductory Japanese or equivalent and can read and write hiragana as well as katakana.
A2-1 Elementary Japanese Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, 1/16 – 3/27
Develop skills to interact in everyday contexts such as communicating about yourself and your living environment (pastimes, family, town you live in, seasons, weather, language, and culture). Japanese culture will also be an important thread throughout the course. This class is suitable for those who have completed A1 Introductory Japanese courses or equivalent and can read and write simple words and sentences in hiragana and katakana.
A2-2 Elementary Japanese Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm, 1/7 – 3/25
Develop skills to interact in everyday and common situations encountered at work and leisure (going out with friends, eating out, business trips, health, celebrations, etc.). Japanese culture will also be an important thread throughout the course. This class is suitable for those who have completed JF A2-1 Elementary Japanese or equivalent and can read and write simple words and sentences in hiragana, katakana and basic kanji.
B1-4 Intermediate Japanese Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, 1/15 – 3/19
Develop conversational and reading comprehension skills, focusing on how to express your feelings, praise/encourage others, and talk about your concerns. Appropriate etiquette and manners in common social situations in Japan will also be introduced. This class is suitable for those who have completed elementary/introductory level Japanese courses or equivalent, and can read and write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors, and recognize approximately 250 kanji.
B2 Upper Intermediate Japanese Fridays, 6:00-7:30pm, 1/18 – 3/29
Develop fluency in various settings on such subjects as education, work, health, gender, globalization, etc. You will also have opportunities to watch/read and discuss the latest TV news and newspaper articles about Japan every week. This class is suitable for those who have completed intermediate level Japanese courses or equivalent, and can read and write simple essays and understand kanji including those used in newspaper articles.