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Instructor: Yumi Foster, M.A., B.A.
Office:406E Jardine Hall
Tel: 316-978-6649
Fax: 316-978-3293
yumi.foster@wichita.edu
 


 

Courses Offered in 2014 & 2015

Fall 2014

Japanese 111: Elementary Japanese I     MWF 11:30 - 12:55
Japanese 112: Elementary Japanese II    MWF   1:30 - 2:55
Japanese 223: Intermediate Japanese I    TTh    9:30 - 10:45

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Spring 2015

Japanese 111: Elementary Japanese I     MWF 11:30 - 12:55
Japanese 112: Elementary Japanese II    MWF   2:30 - 3:55
Japanese 225: Conversation Japanese     TTh    9:30 - 10:45
Japanese 224a: Intermediate Japanese II           TBA
Japanese 300:  Japanese Film and Literature       €€TBA

 


 

  Courses


JAPANESE 111. Elementary Japanese I. (5).
Includes fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary building, practice in understanding and speaking phrases, reading and writing. Also, includes Japanese culture, geography, and arts.

JAPANESE 112. Elementary Japanese II. (5).
Includes fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary building, practice in understanding and speaking phrases, reading and writing. Also, includes Japanese culture, people and society.
Prerequisite: JAPAN 111 or equiv.

JAPANESE 223. Intermediate Japanese. (3).
Includes fundamentals of pronunciation, vocabulary building, practice in understanding and speaking phrases, reading and writing. Also includes Japanese culture, people and society.
Prerequisite: JAPAN 112 or equiv.

JAPANESE 224. Intermediate Studies in Japanese Language. (1-3).
The course may deal with one of the following topics in Japanese language as announced by the instructor: (a) continuing intermediate Japanese grammar; (b) Japanese business terminology; (c) intermediate Japanese readings; (d) other topics as approved by the department. Repeatable for credit provided the topic is different.
Prerequisite: Japanese 223, 225, or instructor's consent.

JAPANESE 225. Japanese Conversation. (2).
The development of oral fluency. Also, includes Japanese culture and people.
Prerequisite: JAPAN 112 or equiv. 

 

Upper-Division Course

JAPANESE 300. Special Studies. (1-3).
This course may occasionally be offered on a given topic chosen by a Japanese instructor with departmental approval.
Prerequisite: Departmental consent.

 

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Textbooks


111:
The Japan Times, GENKI I, Revised 2nd edition. (L1~L5) ISBN 978-4-7890-1440-3

The Japan Times, GENKI I: Workbook, 2nd edition. (L1~L5) ISBN 978-4-7890-1441-0

Kana can be easy

112:
The Japan Times, GENKI I, Revised 2nd edition. (L6~L10)

The Japan Times, GENKI I: Workbook, 2nd edition. (L6~L10)

Bonjinsha, Basic Kanji Book Vol 1: 4th edition, 1997. (L1~7)  ISBN4-89358-091-4

223:
The Japan Times, GENKI 1 & 2, Revised 2nd Edi. (L11~L15)  ISBN978-4-7890-1443-4

The Japan Times, GENKI 1 & 2: Workbook, 2nd edition. (L11~L15)

Bonjinsha, Basic Kanji Book Vol 1: 4th edition, 1997. (L8~11)  ISBN4-89358-091-4

224:
The Japan Times, GENKI I, Revised 2nd edition. (L16~L20)

The Japan Times, GENKI I: Workbook, 2nd edition. (L16~L20)

Bonjinsha, Basic Kanji Book Vol 1: 4th edition, 1997.  ISBN4-89358-091-4

225:
3A Network, First Steps in Japanese, ISBN978-4-88319-410-0

Let’s learn Japanese picture dictionary ISBN0-07-140827-4

 


Events

Japan Festival on 5/2/14 at WSU
Event name: Japan Festival (Open to public)
Date & Time: 5/2/2014, Friday, 11:00 - 4:00
Place: Lindquist Hall 100 and Lobby area
 

Stage performance: 11:30- 1 & 2:45 -4:00 Role play (skit) contest by students of Japanese classes &  Presentation by Guest from KU Outreach Center

Movie: 1:00-2:30   My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki:

Booth: 11:00 - 4:00 Japanese crafts, Origami (paper folding), Calligraphy, Anime & Cosplay (Costume Play), Japanese Tea, Certificate in Asian Studies (LAS), Study Abroad in Japan, WSU Japanese language program

Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affair, Modern and Classical Languages & Literatures 

 

Japanese Language Contest in March
http://opa.cig2.usa.canon.com/s/m/Bi3C53t5GzG

Congratulations to WSU students in Japanese language class!
A Japanese language contest was held on March 1, 2014 at Olathe North High School. 92 students from 9 schools in Kansas competed in 9 events. Gavin Tran from Japanese 111 participated in the Kana Bee contest and won the 3rd place. Briana Singleton from Japanese 112 participated in the Beginning Kanji Bee contest and won the first place. Kaitlyn Loffland and Madison Stewart-Peschka in Japanese 224: Intermediate II participated in the Advanced Kanji Bee and Kaitlyn won 2nd place. Students from Japanese 225: Japanese conversation and Japanese 224 participated in mail-in contests for Shodo (calligraphy) and Tanka (short poems). The tanka of Daniel Sholts and Sarah McPherson were recognized as Honorable Mention at the contest. All 14 students received T-shirts. Tanka and shodo of all participants will be displayed at Japan Festival at WSU (LH100) on May 2nd.(View the details of the contest results.)


Japan Festival in May

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Asian Festival in Oct
https://www.facebook.com/WichitaAsianFestival

 

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Exchange Program in Japan

 

Wichita State University has signed exchange agreements with colleges and universities in a number of countries. These agreements allow WSU students to pay their regular tuition and fees to WSU, which makes study abroad extremely affordable for most students. In most cases, the students will pay their housing and meal costs at the host institution. The following exchange agreements are currently active:

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Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, 

Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka/Kyoto*

Nagoya City University, Nagoya

Study Abroad Coordinator
Tel: 316-978-6032
Email: studyabroad@wichita.edu

www.wichita.edu/studyabroad

 

 

 

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Job Opportunity in Japan

JET Program:
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.html
 

 

Links

Embassy of Japan:
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/index.html

Yahoo Japan:
http://www.yahoo.co.jp/

Self- Study Materials:

’‚“き‚ンラ‚ン
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self

‚リンŒŒ‘戦
https://www.erin.ne.jp/jp/

‚ニメ»マン‚
http://anime-manga.jp/

‚¿†‚Yomiuri
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kyoiku/children/

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