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News Japanese Manga Course in Washington State
posted on 2004-08-23 10:06 EDT
Washington's Japanese Language Center will be running a course this fall that teaches casual Japanese through the use of Manga.
Excerpt from Press Release:
Japanese Language Center, based in Bellevue, Washington, and serving the greater Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, Redmond and Tacoma area, provides Japanese Language instruction, courses, seminars, translator and translation services to individuals, groups, and businesses. Serving all levels of Japanese language learning, from middle school, high school, and university students including post graduate. Professional Japanese Interpreters and Translators. JLC provides Manga Course. You will learn Japanese language through very popular Manga. The textbook is "Japanese for Busy People" and one of the popular Manga such as "Fullmoon wo sagashite" or "Naruto".
This course is open to teens and adults. It is designed for those who love Manga and have a beginner's level of Japanese skill. This course is perfect for those who wish to learn casual Japanese language. You will learn standard Japanese conversation including grammar for one hour using the regular textbook and for another hour using Manga as alternate text for each lesson. This course is designed to cover reading (Hiragana/Katakana and 100 Kanji), writing, listening, and speaking the Japanese language. If you can read Manga in Japanese, it would be more fun and you don't have to wait until English translated Manga is published and available in America. You had better check out the new "Manga Course", consisting of 8 weeks of Japanese language lessons, 2-hours each lesson.
JLC has excellent instructors. All of them are Master's Degree/MBA/PhD holders with several years experience as University faculty, or the equivalent. Their teaching method is unique and you will learn not only Japanese language, but also Japanese culture/history. The Master Instructor, Junko is a former professor of Japanese language at Morehouse College, Atlanta for several years. In addition, she was an instructor on the nationally televised Japanese Language Program produced by Georgia Public Television for five years. She has been a guest speaker for "Japanese Language Education" at the Asian Network International Conference.
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Lesson schedule: Saturday 11AM-1PM (8-weeks, 16 hours) Lesson Fees: $200 Class size: 4-6 people
The very first course starts on 18 September 2004 and the registration has already started. Registrations are due 72 hours before the first lesson of the course. Class Schedule may be changed without notice. Please visit the website, http://www.japanese-language.net for an up-to-date schedule.