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JPN 01 — Beginning Japanese I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Dec 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Units: 2
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Emi Mukai
Limit: 27
Status: Registration opens on 08/20/2018
Please Note: No class on November 22
Fall
On-campus
Thursdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 27—Dec 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
2 Units
Fees
$500
Instructor(s):
Emi Mukai
Limit
27
Registration opens on 08/20/2018
Please Note: No class on November 22
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 2019). 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 Stanford’s first-year Japanese courses in addition to teaching various other courses (from “Japanese Through Movies” to “Japanese Conversation”). Mukai received a PhD in linguistics from USC and has taught Japanese at Williams College.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Eri Banno, Genki 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-4-7890-1440-3)
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