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SCHOOL OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE
FALL 2020

Fall Session: September 28 ~ November 18, 2020 (10/12, 11/11 off)
Winter Session I: November 30, 2020 ~ January 30, 2021 (12/25/20~1/2/21, 1/18 off)

  Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our Fall Session will be held online using Zoom until regular in-person classes can resume. 

  We encourage you to observe a class for free. Please call ahead to make an appointment (212) 645-2800. For those who have experience in Japanese, class placement is based on an evaluation interview and/or test, which can be arranged at your convenience. Discounts are offered to those who register for two consecutive courses. Please e-mail us at tci@tenri.org

Payment online is now available. Please scroll down to the registration section for more details.


BEGINNERS JAPANESE 101
  This 7-week course is designed for students who have little or no background in Japanese. The course will provide a solid foundation for the study of Japanese language focusing on daily greetings and basic conversation. The hiragana syllabary will be introduced as the foundation of Japanese pronunciation and grammar.
Text: Japanese For Busy People I

Course

Day/Time

Session (7 wks.) Tuition
NEW! Beg. 101 Wed 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 12/2/20 ~ 1/20/21 $200 (14 hrs.)
NEW! Beg. 101 Sat 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm 12/5/20 ~ 1/30/21 $200 (14 hrs.)
Beg. 101 T Thu 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/29 ~ 11/12/20 $200 (14 hrs.)



Free Sample Lesson for Beginners (on Zoom)
November 10 (Tuesday) from 7:15 - 8:00 pm
November 21 (Saturday) from 11:00 - 11:45 am

Email us at tci@tenri.org to reserve your seat!

BASIC JAPANESE 102 ~ 105
  This course is designed for students who have completed the Beginners 101 course or those who have some knowledge of Japanese. Through the use of daily life situations supported by a study of sentence structure, the student will become competent in basic Japanese language skills. A total of 1,000 words will be studied in Beginners and Basic Japanese levels and the hiragana and katakana syllabaries will be mastered. Prerequisites: Beginners Japanese or the equivalent (based on evaluation interview).
Text: Japanese For Busy People I

Course

Day/Time

Session (7 wks.)

Tuition

Basic 102 Mon 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/28 ~ 11/16/20 $200 (14 hrs.)
Basic 103 T Th 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/29 ~ 11/12/20 $200 (14 hrs.)
Basic 104 T Th 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm 9/29 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Basic 105 Wed 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/30 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Basic 105 M W 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Basic 105 Tue 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/29 ~ 11/10/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE 200 & 300
  Intermediate 200, a continuation of Basic 104, this course focuses on general communication skills, and the ability to carry conversations on typical everyday situations by formulating complex sentences and utilizing frequently used vocabulary and sentence patterns. A total of 1,000 words and 100 kanji will be studied and students will be taught to understand polite language and idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: Basic Japanese 106 or equivalent (based on evaluation interview).
Text: Minna no Nihongo I

  Intermediate 300, a continuation of Intermediate 200, focuses on acquiring more natural and effective ability in communication. In order to become capable of handling various occasions and topics, the ability to select appropriate words, phrases, and different expressions will be studied. Students will be taught to understand polite language and idiomatic expresssions. 1,100 new words and 150 new kanji will be introduced. Prerequisite: Intermediate Japanese 200 or equivalent (based on evaluation interview).
Text: Minna no Nihongo II

Course

Day/Time

Session (7 wks.) Tuition
Int. 201 M W 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 202 M W 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 202 Sat 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm 10/3 ~ 11/14/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 203 M W 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 203 T Th 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm 9/29 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 206 M W 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 208 Thu 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 10/1 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 301 Tue 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/29 ~ 11/10/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 302

T Th 6:00 ~ 7:00 pm

9/29 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 306 Thu 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 10/1 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Int. 307 Mon 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/28 ~ 11/16/20

$200 (14 hrs.)


ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE 400

  A continuation of Intermediate 300, this course will narrow the gap between the intermediate level and the various study objectives of the student. Utilizing expressions studied in the Intermediate courses, this course focuses on conversing in varied situations and responding appropriately to conversation with others. Students will also be able to understand conversations with abstract terms. Texts, materials, and order of study will be determined by the objectives of the students. Prerequisite: Intermediate Japanese or equivalent (based on evaluation interview).
Texts:*Minna no Nihongo Chukyu I, **Jokyu e no Tobira

Course

Day/Time

Session (7 wks.) Tuition
Adv. Int. 401* M W 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/28 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Adv. Int. 401* Sat 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm 10/3 ~ 11/14/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Adv. Int. 408* Wed 6:15 ~ 8:15 pm 9/30 ~ 11/18/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Adv. Int. 425** T Th 7:10 ~ 8:10 pm 9/29 ~ 11/12/20

$200 (14 hrs.)

Adv. Int. 436** Sat 10:00 am~ 12:00 pm 10/3 ~ 11/14/20

$200 (14 hrs.)


ADVANCED JAPANESE 500

  A continuation of Advanced Intermediate 400, this course focuses on meeting the specialized language needs of the student. For example, those in need of conversational study can participate in active conversation, or those in need of Japanese for the workplace can study the language skills necessary in business. Prerequisite: Advanced Intermediate Japanese or equivalent (based on evaluation interview).

Course

Day/Time

Session (7 wks.) Tuition
Adv. 539** Sat 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm 10/3 ~ 11/14/20 $200 (14 hrs.)

* Textbook: Shin Chukyu Kara Jokyu e no Nihongo (Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced)
** Textbook: Read Real Japanese Fiction (Short Stories by Contemporary Writers)


JAPANESE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN (click for more info)

  A Japanese Language curriculum geared for children is now available. This course is designed as an introduction to Japanese, and will focus on daily greetings and basic conversation in a fun and relaxed environment. Basic grammar and the hiragana syllabary will be introduced. Open enrollment. Kokugo: 4 years old and older. Japanese: 10 years old and older.
Text: Nihongo 1, Kokugo I

Course

Day/Time

1st Term No Class Tuition
Japanese (Non Native) Tue 4:00 ~ 5:00 pm 9/22-12/15/2020 11/3 $200
Japanese (Non Native) Thu 4:00 ~ 5:00 pm 9/24-12/17/2020 11/26 $200
Kokugo (Native spkrs) Wed 4:00 ~ 5:30 pm 9/23-12/16/2020 11/11 $300
Kokugo (Native spkrs) Thu 4:00 ~ 5:30 pm 9/24-12/17/2020 11/26 $300
Kokugo (Native spkrs) Sat 10:30 am~ 12:00 pm 9/26-12/19/2020 11/28 $300
Kokugo (Native spkrs) Sat 1:00 ~ 2:30 pm 9/26-12/19/2020 11/28 $300



2020/21 CALENDAR
WINTER I SESSION November 30, 2020 ~ January 30, 2021 (12/25/20~1/2/21, 1/18 off)
WINTER II SESSION February 1 ~ March 22, 2021 (2/15 off)



Materials
The cost of materials is not included in tuition or registration fees. Materials are available through the School and may be purchased before or on the first day of classes.

BEGINNERS 101 AND BASIC 102 - 104
Japanese For Busy People I: Rev. 3rd Ed., Romanized - $27.00

INTERMEDIATE 200
Minna no Nihongo I - $33.00
Minna no Nihongo I: Trans. & Gram. Notes
- $27.00

INTERMEDIATE 300
Minna no Nihongo II - $33.00
Minna no Nihongo II: Trans. & Gram. Notes - $27.00

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE 400
Minna no Nihongo Chukyu - $34.00

Minna no Nihongo Chukyu: Trans. & Gram. Notes - $26.00

Jokyu e no Tobira

ADVANCED 500
Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced
TRY! N1


School Facilities and Programs

  •  The Student Library Lounge is open to students during office hours for class preparation, casual conversation, or just to relax before and after class. Students may borrow from a variety of Japan-related books and audio/visual materials. Books may also be ordered for students at a significant discount.
  •  Japanese Cultural Events are held in conjunction with classes as a way to understand Japanese language through the study of culture.


  • Registration
      You may register by phone. Payment by Mastercard, Visa, or American Express is accepted. Call (212) 645-2800. There is a one-time fee of $30 for first time registrants only. This fee covers student processing. The fee also helps to offset some of the cost of the special activities (student library, cultural events) that are available to the student throughout the duration of his/her study at Tenri School of Japanese Language.

    Payment online is now available.When making online payments, please be sure to include your full name, so we can properly credit your account.

    For new students, please contact us at (212) 645-2800 or tci@tenri.org to register. Once registration is complete, payment can be made by clicking this button:

    For continuing students, the tuition for one session is $200. For two sessions, the tuition is $370 ($30 discount). Payment can be made by clicking one of the following buttons for one or two sessions:

    For all other payments and inquiries about credits, please contact us to determine the payment amount and pay by clicking this button:



      Withdrawals: Tuition fees will be refunded if the student withdraws before the first day of class. All refunds are subject to a 5% cancellation fee. The registration fee of $30 is not refundable. A partial credit may be granted to a student who is forced to withdraw for reasons beyond his or her control. Partial credit will be granted for the portion of the session remaining after written notice of withdrawal is received. This credit may be applied toward registration for a subsequent course.

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