BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2772@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110103T000000Z DTEND:20110224T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japan America Society of Chicago\nJapanese Language Courses \nWinter II Term (8 Weeks: January 3 – February 24\, 2011)\n\n$225 Mem bers & Continuing Students /$250 Non-Members (Includes Textbooks)\n\nThe Japan America Society of Chicago now offers 8 levels of Japanese courses. Each is tailored to the level of expertise and type of study required by s tudents. Weekly lessons provide students with an opportunity to begin the study of Japanese or to sharpen previously acquired skills. All courses ar e taught by an experienced native instructor of the Japanese language. \n\ nBeginning Japanese Level I Time: Wednesday evening\, 6:0 0-8:00 p.m. \n\nDesigned for students with no previous instruction in Jap anese\, this course strives to develop an understanding of basic elements of Japanese grammar\, expressions\, and writing system. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. I.\n\nBeginning Japanese Level II Time: Thursday evenings\, 7:30-9:30 p.m\n\nA continuation of Beginning Japanese Level I\, this course will build upon previously learned basic el ements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Writing system will include a review of katakana\, hiragana\, and an introduction to basic Chinese chara cters (Kanji). Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. I (from Lesson 6) and Basic Kanji Book\, Vol. I.\n\nBeginning Japanese Level III Time : Thursday evenings\, 5:30-7:30 p.m. \n\nA continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lI. This course will build upon previously lea rned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Students will le arn how to make plans with friends or colleagues\, as well as learn how to request an item\, etc. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. I (fr om Lesson 12) and Basic Kanji Book\, Vol. I.\n\nBeginning Japanese Level Ⅳ Time : Tuesday evenings\, 8:00-10:00 p.m.\n\nA continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lII. After completion of this class\, your lev el will be comparable to the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 4.Te xtbooks: Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. I (from Lesson 16) and Basic Kanj i Book\, Vol. I.\n\nIntermediate Japanese Level I Time: Mond ay evenings\, 7:30-9:30 p.m. \n\nDesigned for students whose level is comp arable to passing the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 4\, or have completed Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. Ⅰ. Emphasis is on grammatica l expressions\, basic conversation\, and development of Chinese characters (kanji)\, up to approximately 100 characters. Textbooks: Japanese For Bus y People\, Vol. II (from Lesson 5) and Basic Kanji Book\, Vol. I.\n\nInter mediate Japanese Level Il Time: Wednesday evenings\, 8:00-10: 00 p.m. \n\nA continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level Ⅰ.Students wil l learn how to relate an event in chronological sequence\, compare the way something is now to how it was in the past\, and describe facilities and other surroundings. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People\, Vol. II (from L esson 10) and Basic Kanji Book\, Vol. I.\n\nConversational Japanese Time: Monday evenings\, 5:30-7:30 p.m\n\nDeveloped for st udents who have an understanding of Japanese grammar\, and a minimum knowl edge of 150 kanji. This class will provide a forum for basic Japanese conv ersation between students and instructor. Topics of conversation will be d etermined by the instructor\, along with various reading assignments. This class will prepare students for Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 3. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People\, Ⅲ (from Lesson 9) and various h andouts.\n\nAdvanced Japanese Time: Tuesday evenings\, 6:00-8:00 p.m. \n\nObjective of this class is 1.) to develop an ability to carry an extensive conversation with native Japanese speaker s\, 2.) be able to read Japanese newspapers and 3.) acquire a well balance d knowledge about Japanese culture and way of life. The first hour of clas s will be dedicated to grammar development\, utilizing kanji. Students wil l use the textbook Japanese for Busy People Vol. III. The second hour of t he class will focus on conversation only. After completion of this class\ , your level will be comparable to the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 2. Textbook: Japanese For Busy People\, Ⅲ (from L9) and various ha ndouts.\n\n *Pre-registration required before 12/23. Due to strict security measures\, walk-in registration will not be accepted.\n\nhttp://w ww.jaschicago.org/en/events/Default.aspx?eventid=146 SUMMARY:Japanese Language Courses URL:/en/events/2011/01/03/japanese-language-courses/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR