Kumiko Nakamura

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Senior Lector
432 Temple Street, Room 304, New Haven, CT 06511


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 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, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:20 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 2021
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 156

Advanced Japanese III

Close reading of modern Japanese writing on current affairs, social science, history, and literature. Development of speaking and writing skills in academic settings, including formal speeches, interviews, discussions, letters, e-mail, and expository writing. Interviews of and discussions with native speakers on current issues. Individual tutorial sessions provide speaking practice.

Term: Fall 2020
Day/Time: M,W 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
JAPN 157

Advanced Japanese IV

Continuation of JAPN 156.

Term: Spring 2021
Day/Time: M,W 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM