Lecturer in the all online courses: Japanese Government Certified Japanese language instructor and former professor of US universities Setsuko Konishi, a Japanese native, living in Japan, has many years of experiences both in traditional teaching in very competitive and well known US universities and also in online teaching as university programs from Japan.
Required equipment for the all online courses: A computer with a camera, headset with a microphone and internet connection. This course will be provided using an online conference program Zoom, but students will not be required to create an own account. Instructions will be sent some days before the course starts.
Dates and times: Sep. 5th, 2023 - Jan 18th, 2024 Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:00–19:00 (Finland time). No lessons on weeks 42 (Oct. 16.-20.) and 52 (Dec. 25.-29.) due to holidays.
Prerequisite: Completion of Online Japanese course 5-1-2 (spring semester 2023) or equivalent.
Content and objectives: An intensive online Japanese language course is taught in Japanese and English live from Japan. The course includes a lot of photos, videos and articles of real time materials about Japan and its culture. The goal of Course 5 is passing the N3 Proficiency test.
The goal of study: A continuation course after Online Japanese: course 5-1-2. Tobira is a textbook for intermediate level. Grammar, Reading comprehension, Kanji.
Textbook: Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning through Content and Multimedia (Chapter 7~), ISBN 978-4--87424-447-0 C0081, Printed in Japan Kurosio Publisher (via online bookstores e.g. Amazon, Adlibris, Verasia).
Duration: 36 hours
Student feedback from previous courses:
”I have been very satisfied with the courses. Konishi-sensei has taken great care of us students and the cultural bits are a good addition and make learning enjoyable. The courses do run at a fast pace, so students need to be ready to put in effort. However, Konishi-sensei has been very accommodating even with my sometimes foolish questions. As an end result, my travels in Japan have been far more enjoyable as I am able to chat with locals and have some insight on customs and interesting things to see.“