A Class

Level: Beginner
Course Number Equivalent: 100 Level Japanese
Textbook: みんなの日本語I (Minna no Nihongo I)
Chapters Covered: 1 - 25
Kanji Textbook: Basic Kanji
Chapters Covered: One chapter a week, starting week six.
Presentations: Happyokai skit or speech
Tests: Midterm Test, Final Test
Semester hours: 168
Credit: 8

Please note, A class will only be held if a minimum of three beginning-level students attend the program. Beginning-level students (students with no Japanese ability) are encouraged to apply to the Fall semester.

B Class

Level: High-beginner
Course Number Equivalent: 200 Level Japanese
Textbook: みんなの日本語II (Minna no Nihongo II)
Chapters Covered: 26 - 50
Kanji Textbook: Basic Kanji
Chapters Covered: One chapter a week, starting week six.
Presentations: Happyokai skit or speech
Tests: Midterm Test, Final Test
Semester hours: 168
Credit: 8

C Class

Level: Intermediate
Course Number Equivalent: 300 Level Japanese
Textbook: ニューアプローチ中級日本語 基礎編 (New Approach Japanese Intermediate Course)
Chapters Covered: 1 - 11
Kanji Textbook: main textbook used
Presentations: Happyokai skit or speech
Tests: Midterm Test, Final Test
Semester hours: 168
Credit: 8

D Class

Level: Pre-Advanced
Course Number Equivalent: 300 Level Japanese
Textbook: ニューアプローチ中上級日本語 完成編 (New Approach Japanese Pre-Advanced Course)
Chapters Covered: 1 - 11
Kanji Textbook: main textbook used
Presentations: Happyokai speech
Tests: Midterm Test, Final Test
Semester hours: 168
Credit: 8

Alternate Option for Advanced Students: Tokyo International University consists of five undergraduate and graduate schools: The School of Economics, The School of Business & Commerce, The School of Language and Communication, The School of International Relations, The School of Human & Social Sciences. Courses at these schools are taught in Japanese. JSP students with advanced Japanese ability may enroll in these normal TIU courses in place of their JSP language course, subject to the approval of the JSP language coordinator. Students wishing to pursue this options should email the JSP at the time of their application.

Happyokai

Part of the JSP Japanese course curriculum are the JSP student "Happyokai" presentations held once a semester. All course levels take part. Happyokai is widely attended by TIU students and JSP homestay families. Shown above is Alyssa Mooring's (JSP Spring '12) Happyokai presentation about learning Japanese sign language as part of TIU's 手話 Circle.