Middlebury Language Schools


Beginning Japanese I

JAPN 3101-3102-3103-3104

An intensive introduction to the Japanese language.  The course covers most basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary items, and introduces hiragana, katakana, and approximately 100 elementary kanji.  Practices are conducted to develop all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in meaningful communicative exercises.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session:  Novice High

Textbook:  Makino, Hatasa & Hatasa.  Nakama 1: communication, culture, and context. Houghton Mifflin Inc.