Bi-College Japanese Language Program

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We serve East Asian Languages & Cultures majors, Japanese minors, and any Bryn Mawr College or Haverford College student who wishes to study the Japanese language. All courses are offered on the Haverford College campus.

In addition to First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Japanese, we offer Advanced Japanese, which is a two-year, four-course series, each course covering a different topic, such as media, literature, international relations and contemporary social issues. This curricular design maximizes our teaching resources to meet the needs of our students who, in increasing numbers, arrive at college with multiple years of Japanese in secondary schools or who accelerate their Japanese training by studying in the summer or abroad prior to their senior year at approved schools.

Every year some graduates go to Japan under a “JET” program: the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. Others go to graduate schools for further studies in East Asian studies or Japanese studies. In addition to academia some alumni have pursued careers in translation, journalism or work as consultants to Japanese companies. Regardless of whether one will use the language beyond college or not, it is our aim that every student who comes to our program will find their college career enriched deeply.

Japanese

ハバフォード大学・ブリンマー大学東アジア言語文化学部
日本語科ホームページへようこそ

本学日本語科では、学生が本学日本研究コースや留学生活などで実際に使える日本語運用能力の習得を目標とし、初級から上級まで四つのレベルのコースを開講しています。

中上級以上のコースでは、本学日本研究コースで扱う内容や文献等も一部取り入れ、文化、文学、映画などのコースと言語コースとの関係性向上を目指しています。

コースを受講している学生には、学習者間同士の協同学習はもちろん、本学のピアチューター制度を活かし、既習者と初心者間の学習活動も推進しています。

本学日本語科に関するお問い合わせは佐藤<tsato@haverford.edu>までお気軽にお寄せください。また、本プログラムでは、会話練習等にご協力いただける方を常時募集しております。会話パートナー等にご興味がおありの方は、担当宇佐美<yusamica@haverford.edu>までご連絡願います。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。


Faculty

Japanese Drill Instructor
Founders 124

Senior Lecturer and Director of Japanese Language Program
Founders 126

Yuka Usami
Visiting Instructor of Japanese
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Fall 2019: Haverford

Registration-IDCourse NameInstructorMiscDays and TimesLocation
JNSEH001A001First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Sato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 1550 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 08:30am-09:30am
STO18
JNSEH001A002First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1554 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 09:30am-10:30am
STO18
JNSEH001A003First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1752 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 12:30pm-01:30pm
STO18
JNSEH001A00AFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Sato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 1552 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HUTTh 08:30am-10:00am
STO18
JNSEH001A00BFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1553 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HUTTh 10:00am-11:30am
STO18
JNSEH001A00CFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1753 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HUTTh 01:00pm-02:30pm
STO18
JNSEH003A001Second-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1555 Lim: 10 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 08:30am-09:30am
STO14
JNSEH003A002Second-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1556 Lim: 10 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 09:30am-10:30am
STO14
JNSEH003A00ASecond-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 2345 Lim: 10 ; Hav: HU, ATTh 10:00am-11:30am
STO14
JNSEH003A00BSecond-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 2346 Lim: 10 ; Hav: HU, ATTh 11:30am-01:00pm
STO14
JNSEH101A001Third-Year JapaneseSato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 1558 Lim: 18 BMC: III; ; Hav: HU, AMWF 11:30am-12:30pm
STO18
JNSEH201A001Advanced Japanese: Discerning Hidden Meanings in Japanese MediaSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1559 Lim: 12 BMC: III; ; Hav: HU, AMW 11:15am-12:45pm
STO14

Spring 2020: Haverford

Registration-IDCourse NameInstructorMiscDays and TimesLocation
JNSEH002B001First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Sato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 1584 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 08:30am-09:30am
JNSEH002B002First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1585 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 09:30am-10:30am
JNSEH002B003First-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 1768 Lim: 18 ; Hav: HU, AMWF 12:30pm-01:30pm
JNSEH002B00AFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Sato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 2321 Hav: HU, ATTh 08:30am-10:00am
JNSEH002B00BFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 2322 Hav: HU, ATTh 10:00am-11:30am
JNSEH002B00CFirst-Year Japanese (Intensive)Usami Casey,YukaClass Nbr: 2323 Hav: HU, ATTh 01:00pm-02:30pm
JNSEH004B001Second-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1586 Hav: HU, AMWF 08:30am-09:30am
JNSEH004B002Second-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1587 Hav: HU, AMWF 09:30am-10:30am
JNSEH004B00ASecond-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 2324 Hav: HU, ATTh 10:30am-11:30am
JNSEH004B00BSecond-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 2325 Hav: HU, ATTh 11:30am-12:30pm
JNSEH102B001Third-Year JapaneseSuzuki,KimikoClass Nbr: 1588 Hav: HU, AMWF 11:30am-12:30pm
JNSEH201B001Advanced JapaneseSato,TetsuyaClass Nbr: 1589 Hav: HU, AMW 11:15am-12:45pm

Course Descriptions: Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

(1) JNSEH001A01, 02, &03: First-Year Japanese (Fall; Textbook: Genki I, The Japan Times)
Class meets five days a week: one hour on MWF 8:30-9:30, 9:30-10:30, or 12:30-1:30 and 90 minutes on TTh; students must choose TTH 8:30-10:00 slot, 10:00-11:30 slot, or 1:00-2:30 slot. An introduction to the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), with special emphasis on the development of conversational fluency in socio-cultural contexts. This is a year-long course; both semesters (001 and 002) are required for credit.

(2) JNSEH002B01, 02, &03: First-Year Japanese (Spring; Textbook: Genki I, The Japan Times)
Class meets five days a week: one hour on MWF 8:30-9:30, 9:30-10:30, or 12:30-1:30 and 90 minutes on TTh; students must choose TTH 8:30-10:00 slot, 10:00-11:30 slot, or 1:00-2:30 slot. An introduction to the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), with special emphasis on the development of conversational fluency in socio-cultural contexts. This is a year-long course; both semesters (001 and 002) are required for credit.

(3) JNSEH003A01&02: Second-Year Japanese (Fall; Textbook: Genki II, The Japan Times)
Class meets five days a week: students must attend MWF 8:30-9:30 or 9:30-10:30 and choose either TTH 10:00-11:00 slot or TTH 11:30-12:30 slot. A continuation of first-year Japanese, with a focus on the further development of oral proficiency, along with reading and writing skills. (Students are not required to take both semesters.)

(4) JNSEH004B01&02: Second-Year Japanese (Spring; Textbook: Genki II, The Japan Times)
Class meets five days a week: students must attend MWF 8:30-9:30 or 9:30-10:30 and choose either TTH 10:00-11:00 slot or TTH 11:30-12:30 slot. A continuation of first-year Japanese, with a focus on the further development of oral proficiency, along with reading and writing skills. (Students are not required to take both semesters.)

(5) JNSEH101A01: Third-Year Japanese (Fall; Textbook: Tobira, Kurosio Publishers)
MWF 11:30-12:30. A continuation of language study with further development of oral proficiency and reading/writing skills. Emphasis on reading and discussing simple texts. Advanced study of grammar and kanji; more training in opinion essay and report writing. Additional oral practice outside of classroom expected.

(6) JNSEH102B01: Third-Year Japanese (Spring; Textbook: Tobira, Kurosio Publishers)
MWF 11:30-12:30. A continuation of language study with further development of oral proficiency and reading/writing skills. Emphasis on reading and discussing simple texts. Advanced study of grammar and kanji; more training in opinion essay and report writing. Additional oral practice outside of classroom expected.

(7) JNSEH201A01: Advanced Japanese (“Power of Words” by Kimiko Suzuki for FA18) *This course counts as one of three departmental electives for EALC Major requirements.
MW 11:15-12:45. Continued training in modern Japanese, with particular emphasis on reading texts, mastery of the kanji, and expansion of vocabulary. Explores variety of genres and text types using authentic materials. 

(8) JNSEH201B01: Advanced Japanese (TBA for SP19) *This course does not count as one of three departmental electives for EALC Major requirements.
MW 11:15-12:45. Continued training in modern Japanese, with particular emphasis on reading texts, mastery of the kanji, and expansion of vocabulary. Explores variety of genres and text types using authentic materials. 


Resources

An important part of the training takes place in Study Abroad programs. Our students go to Japan in their junior year, for intensive language programs and Japanese studies programs either in a Tokyo or a Nagoya area. A student may spend a semester or a year in one of these programs. They can choose home-stays with Japanese families or student dorms. There are scholarships that are available to those who choose to do study-abroad in Japan. If interested consult the Office of International Academic Programs at Haverford or the Office of International Programs at Bryn Mawr.

Some of our students take advantage of summer language programs at reputable schools as well as a special resource such as the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC). JASC is a student-led exchange program where an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations.