Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I

Language Lessons (Level I – Part 1-3)

The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessionsThe full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.

Nihongo 2021 / 2022 Syllabus and Required Textbooks

Textbook Online Supplements

Nihongo Level Chart

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851


2021-2022 Schedule

  • Days: Saturdays, 3-day (2 1/2 – 3 hour sessions)
  • Times:
    • 1st & 2nd classes 1:00pm-3:30pm
    • 3rd class 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sessions:
    • Workshop 1-A: October 23, November 13, and December 11, 2021 or Workshop 1-B: January 8, 22, and February 5, 2022
    • Workshop 2: February 26, March 12 & April 2
    • Workshop 3: July 9, 16, & 30

Dates & Content

Level I (Workshop 1-A or 1-B)

  • Dates (Choose only one):
    • Workshop 1-A: October 23, November 13, and December 11, 2021
    • Workshop 1-B: January 8, 22, and February 5, 2022
  • Content: Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1
  • Description: This course provides an introduction to the Japanese language and culture and will cover Unit 1 of the required textbook.

Level I (Workshop 2)

  • Dates: February 26, March 12 & April 2
  • Content: Continue hiragana, Unit 2 & 3
  • Description: This course continues from Workshop 1 of the Japanese Language Level I series. It covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.

Level I (Workshop 3)

  • Dates: July 9, 16, & 30
  • Content: Complete hiragana, Unit 4 & 5
  • Description:  This course continues from Workshop 2 of the Japanese Language Level I series. It covers Units 4 and 5 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing. It concludes the Nihongo Level I series.
    • Note: Students who have completed this workshop may go on to the Nihongo Level II class in Part 1 of the following season.

Class Details

Price

  • 3-Day Session: $100

Location

  • These workshops are VIRTUAL using Zoom Conferencing.
    • You will need to have a dedicated connection to the internet and the use of either a computer or tablet.
    • Please know a mobile phone screen is too small for the use of this course.

Required Textbooks

  • Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
  • Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018

Both books should include the CD. Please bring it with you on the first day of classes.

For questions determining your level, please contact Lisa Niven, Education Program Coordinator, lniven@pbcgov.org.

Textbooks are not carried by the Museum Store but can be purchased from most online booksellers. (i.e. Amazon and Barnes & Noble)


Meet Your Instructor

Sumiko Uo is a Japan-born educator who currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University and taught previously at Florida International University. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature, and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well as those with basic knowledge of Japanese.
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