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CCECS announces Japanese language classes

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Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo offers non-credit Japanese language classes with Hiroko Igarashi, who has taught children and adults in the community and as a UH Hilo lecturer. All classes will be held in UH HiloÔÇÖs Edith Kanaka`ole Hall, Room 122.

Beginners, Level 2 covers 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 $115. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m. September 15-November 17.

Beginners, Level 3 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 $150 for continuing students and $160 for new students, who will receive an additional textbook, Kokugo 1, available only in Japan. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m. September 14-December 7.

Beginners, Level 4 is for students comfortable with skills covered in Level 3 and will teach fundamental kanji. The textbook Nakama 1b, or Nakama 1, 2nd edition, is required. Tuition is $150. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m. September 13-December 6.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 932-7830 or visit
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/ccecs/.


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