This is a beginner/advanced beginner level Japanese course for students who took Japanese courses in previous semesters at Princeton Adult School. Students will learn more basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures as well as simple, practical Japanese writing. We will continue focusing on practical oral conversation but more comprehensive grammar will be incorporated in class activities. We will continue working on hiragana/katakana, and some kanji will be introduced. This semester’s major grammatical topics will be verbs and adjectives.
TEXTS: Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1140-3. Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1441-0.
NOTE: This course is meant for students who took Japanese courses before at Princeton Adult School or elsewhere. Students who took Japanese elsewhere/studied Japanese on their own and are not sure about their levels, should contact the instructor in advance to discuss preparation for this course.