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JPN 01 — Beginning Japanese I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 28—Dec 7
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $480
Instructor(s): Emi Mukai
Limit: 27
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 23
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 28—Dec 7
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 11
2 Units
Emi Mukai
Please Note: No class on November 23
Do you enjoy Japanese culture and food, or have a trip to Japan in your not-too-distant future? Why not study the language? This course is intended for those with little or no previous background in Japanese. Our primary focus will be oral communication and listening skills, although Hiragana and Katakana (two of the three writing systems in Japanese) will also be introduced. Students will master fundamental vocabulary through video and audio listening exercises as well as through in-class conversations. By the end of the course, students will be able to talk about themselves, their family, work, everyday schedules, interests, and food.

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. The textbook assigned for this course will also be used for Level II (Winter 2018). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take both courses in the sequence.

Emi Mukai, Lecturer in Japanese, Stanford

Emi Mukai coordinates first-year and second-year Japanese courses. She is an oral and writing proficiency tester in Japanese, certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Mukai has taught Japanese at Williams College and received a PhD in linguistics from USC.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Eri Banno, Genki I, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-4-7890-1440-3)