Erika Hirano-Cook

Level 1 Head Instructor

 
 Sunderland Language Center

 
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JAPN 3101 - Beginning Japanese I      

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

Required Text: Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Contect - 3rd edition ISBN13: 978-1285429595 ISBN10: 1285429591

Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Student Activity Manual - 3rd edition. ISBN: 0495798282 ISBN-13: 9780495798286 978-1-285433455 LNG

Summer 2018 Language Schools

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JAPN 3102 - Beginning Japanese      

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

Required Text: Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Contect - 3rd edition ISBN13: 978-1285429595 ISBN10: 1285429591

Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Student Activity Manual - 3rd edition. ISBN: 0495798282 ISBN-13: 9780495798286 978-1-285433455 LNG

Summer 2018 Language Schools

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JAPN 3103 - Beginning Japanese      

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

Required Text: Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Contect - 3rd edition ISBN13: 978-1285429595 ISBN10: 1285429591

Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Student Activity Manual - 3rd edition. ISBN: 0495798282 ISBN-13: 9780495798286 978-1-285433455 LNG

Summer 2018 Language Schools

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JAPN 3104 - Beginning Japanese      

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

Required Text: Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Contect - 3rd edition ISBN13: 978-1285429595 ISBN10: 1285429591

Hatasa, Hatasa & Makino, Nakama 1: Student Activity Manual - 3rd edition. ISBN: 0495798282 ISBN-13: 9780495798286 978-1-285433455

Summer 2018 Language Schools

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JAPN 3401 - Intermediate Japanese II      

Designed for students who 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; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of 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

Required Text:

“New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

“Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced Workbook” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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JAPN 3402 - Intermediate Japanese II      

Designed for students who 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; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of 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

Required Text:

“New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

“Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced Workbook” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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JAPN 3403 - Intermediate Japanese II      

Designed for students who 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; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of 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

Required Text:

“New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

“Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced Workbook” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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JAPN 3404 - Intermediate Japanese II      

Designed for students who 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; that is, to be able to read most modern Japanese written materials with the aid of 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

Required Text:

“New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

“Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced Workbook” Authors: Osamu Kamada, Fusako Beuckmann, Yoshiko Tomiyama, & Machiko Yamamoto. Publisher: The Japan Times

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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School of Japanese

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5215
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Japanese
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Wendy Butler, Coordinator
japaneseschool@middlebury.edu