Intensive Introductory Modern Japanese
JAPN 111Y-112Y constitute the first two sequences of the five-semester Japanese program. The course will introduce basic Modern Standard Japanese that is based on the Tokyo dialect. The class work will focus on developing basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will learn polite and plain speech styles. They will also study three types of Japanese orthography: hiragana, katakana, and approximately 150 kanji (Chinese characters). Class meetings range from nine hours per week in the first semester to eight hours per week in the second, with a fifty minute evening session each day of class. Offered every year.