Nihongo Language: Level III & IV

VIRTUAL ONLINE CLASS 

Level III introduces kanji and starts with a review of hiragana and katakana. Part 1 focuses on reading and writing kanji before moving into the textbook in Part 2. Topics include, but are not limited to, planning a trip, talking about past experiences, and getting advice. Part 1-3 sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.

Level IV, the concluding level uses a more complex sentence structure and introduces new kanji and a review of kanji from previous levels. Topics and grammar points include, but are not limited to, using quotations, expressing potentiality, and making hypothetical statements.

Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.

Nihongo 2022 / 2023 Syllabus and Required Textbooks

Textbook Online Supplements

Nihongo Level Chart

Japanese for Busy People II (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868


2022-2023 Schedule

  • Days: Sundays, 8-week, 60-minute sessions
  • Time:
    • Level III: 7:20pm–8:20pm (virtual)
    • Level IV: 5:00pm–6:00pm (virtual)
  • Sessions:
    • Part 1: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20
    • Part 2: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
    • Part 3: Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30

Dates & Content

Level III (Part 1)

  • Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20
  • Content: A review of hiragana and katakana, an introduction to kanji reading and writing
  • Description: This course continues from the completion of the Nihongo: Japanese Language Level II series of classes. It provides further exploration into the Japanese language and culture.

Level III (Part 2)

  • Dates:Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Content: kanji, Unit 1
  • Description: This course continues from Part 1 of the Japanese Language Level III class series (October-November above).

Level III (Part 3)

  • Dates: Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30
  • Content: kanji, Unit 2
  • Description: This course continues from Part 2 of the Japanese Language Level III class series (January-February above).

Dates & Content

Level IV (Part 1)

  • Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20
  • Content: kanji, Unit 3
  • Description: This course continues from the completion of the Nihongo: Japanese Language Level III series of classes. It provides further exploration into the Japanese language and culture.

Level IV (Part 2)

  • Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Content: kanji, Unit 4
  • Description: This course continues from Part 1 Japanese Language Level IV class series (October – November above).

Level IV (Part 3)

  • Dates: Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30
  • Content: kanji, Unit 5
  • Description: This course continues from Part 2 Japanese Language Level IV class series (January – February above). Students in this course will be introduced to writing and reading kanji and finish the required textbook.

Class Details

Price

  • 8-week Session: $110 ($100 members)

Note: Class sessions run 8 weeks and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.

Location

  • This will be a VIRTUAL CLASS 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 II (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868
  • Japanese for Busy People II workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364025

Both books should include the CD. Please bring it with you on the first day of classes. Textbooks are not carried by the Museum Store but can be purchased from most online booksellers. (i.e. Amazon and Barnes & Noble)

Level Questions

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


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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