This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese language. It covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required text. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Students who take workshop 1-A may continue to Nihongo Intensive II Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class. Students who take workshop 1-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class.
Required Textbooks: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version (ISBN-13: 978-1568363851) and Kana Workbook (ISBN-13: 978-1568364018).
- Choose only 1 of the two workshops offered (1-A or 1-B).
- Required to take this workshop before registering for Nihongo Intensive II Workshop.
Required to take this workshop (or) Nihongo Level I Classes before registering for Nihongo Level II Classes.
ABOUT THE 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.