CCECS announces Japanese conversation language classes

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Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers a series of non-credit Japanese language classes taught by longtime instructor Hiroko Igarashi, who has taught Japanese to children and adults alike in the community and as a UH Hilo lecturer. All classes will be held from 5- 6:30 p.m. in UH Hilo’s PB 22, Room 102.

Beginners, Level 2 will be held on Thursdays from June 30 – August 18 and cover basic social conversation, including simple introductions, expressing times and explaining simple daily activities. Students should be familiar with reading hiragana. The textbook Nakama 1a, or Nakama 1, 2nd edition, is required. Tuition is $90.

Beginners, Level 3 meets Wednesdays from June 29-August 17 and is for students comfortable with skills covered in Level 2. Students must know hiragana and katakana. Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd edition, is required. The cost is $90 for continuing students and $100 for new students, who will receive an additional textbook, Kokugo 1, available only in Japan.

Beginners, Level 4 is held on Tuesdays from June 28- August 16 and is for students who are comfortable with skills covered in Level 3. This class will teach fundamental kanji. The textbook Nakama 1b, or Nakama 1, 2nd edition, is required. The cost is $90.

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