Middlebury Language Schools

 

Level 4 Intermediate Japanese II

JAPN 3401-3402-3403-3404

Designed for students who have had approximately 400 hours of instruction at the college level.  Students coming into this course should be able to read about 500 to 800 kanji. A variety of materials -- essays, short stories, TV programs and newspaper articles -- will be used as texts.  These materials are chosen not only as tools for language instruction, but also as a means to increase understanding of the socio-cultural background of contemporary Japan.  The aim is to get students to function at an advanced level:  to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of a dictionary and to be able to handle most conversational tasks, including formal situations, with relative ease.

Target OPI rating at the end of the session:  Advanced Low