Japanese - First Year I
This first quarter of a year-long sequence covers Japanese language studies and is designed for complete beginners. Students will learn how to function in Japanese in everyday situations by learning useful expressions and basic sentence structures. Both hiragana and katakana letters as well as elementary kanji characters will be introduced. Class activities will include presentations, watching film and TV clips, and discussion. We will discuss Japanese culture and life throughout the course.
This is a good preparatory course for students interested in participating in Evergreen's exchange program with University of Miyazaki or University of Hyogo in Japan.
To successfully participate in this course students need to have a computer with a camera, internet access, and the required textbook/workbook. Students should expect to spend 1.5-2 hours per week in synchronous meetings using Zoom. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.