Nihongo: Level 4

VIRTUAL ONLINE CLASS   (This season only due to Covid)

This concluding level uses 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 2020 / 2021 Syllabus and Required Textbooks

Textbook Online Supplements

Nihongo Level Chart

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


2020-2021 Schedule

  • Days: Sundays, 8-week sessions

  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Dates & Content

Part 1

  • Dates: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22  (60 minute session)
  • 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.

Part 2

  • Dates: Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 (60 minute session)
  • Content: kanji, Unit 4
  • Description: This course continues from Part 1 Japanese Language Level IV class series (October – November above).

Part 3

  • Dates: Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 25, May 2, 9 (60 minute session)
  • 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 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


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.

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Courses

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese is a beginner and lower intermediate program teaching Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to Japanese culture and lifestyles through lessons and conversation. Levels I and II use Japanese for Busy People I and levels III and IV use Japanese for Busy People II.

  • Class sessions run 8-weeks and are purchased as a “session only”, not individual classes.
  • 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 I can be taken as a class or as a workshop. Click Here for workshops.
  • Diligent self-study is necessary to get the most out of these classes.

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