Kumiko Nakamura

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Senior Lector
Address: 
432 Temple Street, Room 304, New Haven, CT 06511
Region: 
Japan

Courses

JAPN 110

Elementary Japanese I

Introductory language course for students with no previous background in Japanese. Development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including 50 hiragana, 50 katakana, and 75 kanji characters. Introduction to cultural aspects such as levels of politeness and group concepts. In-class drills in pronunciation and conversation. Individual tutorial sessions improve conversational skills.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
JAPN 120

Elementary Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 110, with supplementary materials such as excerpts from television shows, anime, and songs. Introduction of 150 additional kanji.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
JAPN 140

Intermediate Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 130.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
JAPN 150

Advanced Japanese I

Advanced language course that further develops proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading and discussion materials include works by Nobel Prize winners. Japanese anime and television dramas are used to enhance listening and to develop skills in culturally appropriate speech. Writing of essays, letters, and criticism solidifies grammar and style. Individual tutorial sessions improve conversational skills.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM