Program(s): Sli Precollege, Sli Undergrad
*Taught Online for Summer 2021* This 8-week summer intensive course is the equivalent of three quarters of Elementary Japanese (10100-10300) in the regular academic year (30 weeks). Students will develop four skills—speaking writing, listening and reading. Students are expected to spend four to six hours outside of class every day for review and for preparation for the following day.
The course is so intense that knowledge of 漢字 (kanji) is very helpful to finish this course successfully.
This course provides 140 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. The SLI accepts the FLAS award as full tuition for summer Japanese.
All students participating Summer JAPN 10123 will participate in a four skills proficiency assessment as the final exam for the course. Students will receive University of Chicago certification based on the results of the proficiency assessment.
Please do the following as preparation before starting this course. 1) Access the Japanese site on Canvas and take a look at the syllabus and files under Module. 2) Order the textbook Communicating in Japanese. Please see instructions on Canvas for how to purchase online. 3) Memorize how to read and write Hiragana and Katakana, using the textbook.
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