J1A: Elementary Japanese (Fall)

If you have never studied Japanese before, or you have taken 3 years or less of high school Japanese, sign up for Japanese 1A. Enrollment is limited. If you cannot get in on Tele-BEARS, sign up on the waiting list and attend the first meeting of the course.

The textbook we use is Elementary Japanese Volume I.

 

J1B: Elementary Japanese (Spring)

Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 1A at UCB. New and transfer students who have taken 3 or 4 years of high school Japanese or a second-semester college Japanese course elsewhere should contact Wakae Kambara before the first meeting of the course.

During J1A, we study Elementary Japanese Volume I. If you understand most of the materials in it, you can take J1B. Elementary Japanese Vocabulary List is available online for self-examination of your vocabulary knowledge. You also need to check whether you know most of the kanji introduced in the textbook. See the online J1 Kanji List.

The textbook we use in J1B is Elementary Japanese Volume II.

This is a J1B Sample Placement Test to check if you are qualified to take J1B. You need at least 80% of answers correct.

 

J10A: Intermediate Japanese (Fall)

Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 1B at UCB or who have passed Level N5 of the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken "Japanese Language Proficiency Test". New and transfer students who have taken 4 years of high school Japanese or a 2nd-semester college Japanese course elsewhere should contact Yuriko Miyamoto Caltabiano before the first meeting of the course.

In J1A-B, we study Elementary Japanese Volume I and Volume II. Check if you understand most of the materials in them. Elementary Japanese Vocabulary List is available online for self-examination of your vocabulary knowledge. You also need to check whether you know most of the kanji introduced in J1A-B. See the online J1 Kanji List.

In J10A, we study the first half of Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia (Mayumi Oka, et al. Kurosio Publishers, 2009).

This is a J10A Sample Placement Test to check if you are qualified to take J10A. You need to answer a minimum of 80% of the questions correctly.

 

J10B: Intermediate Japanese (Spring)

Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 10A at UCB. New and transfer students who have taken 4 years of high school Japanese or a 3rd-semester college Japanese course elsewhere should contact Yuriko Miyamoto Caltabiano before the first meeting of the course.

During J10A, we study the first half of Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia (Mayumi Oka, et al. Kurosio Publishers, 2009). You also need to check whether you know most of the kanji introduced in J1A-B and J10A.

In J10B, we study the second half of Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia (Mayumi Oka, et al. Kurosio Publishers, 2009).

This is a J10B Sample Placement Test to check your eigibility for taking J10B. You need a minimum of 80% correct answers.

 

J100A: Advanced Japanese (Fall)

Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 10B at UCB or who have passed Level N4 of the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken "Japanese Language Proficiency Test". New and transfer students who have taken a 4th-semester college Japanese course elsewhere should contact Kayoko Imagawa before the first meeting of the course.

In J10A-B, we study Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia (Mayumi Oka, et al. Kurosio Publishers, 2009). If you wish to take J100A without completing J10B at UCB, make sure that you know most of the grammatical constructions and the kanji introduced in J1A-B and J10A-B.

During J100A, we study Lessons 1-5 of Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced (Osamu Kamata et al., The Japan Times, 1998).

This is a J100A Sample Placement Test. The passing score for taking J100A is 80%.

 

J100B: Advanced Japanese (Spring)

Dragon Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 100A at UCB. New and transfer students who have taken a 5th-semester college Japanese course elsewhere should contact Kayoko Imagawa before the first meeting of the course.

During J100A, we study Lessons 1-5 of Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced (Osamu Kamata et al., The Japan Times, 1998). In J100B, we continue to use the same textbooks.

This is a J100B Sample Placement Test. If your score is 80% or higher, you can enroll in J100B.

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J101, J103 (Fall), J102, J104 (Spring): Fourth Year Japanese

Open to students with a passing grade in Japanese 100B at UCB or who have passed Level N3 of the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken "Japanese Language Proficiency Test". If qualified, you can take any 4th-year course in any order.

In J100A-B, we study Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced (Osamu Kamata et al., The Japan Times, 1998). Make sure you can understand most of the grammatical constructions and the kanji in them.

This is a J101-102-103-104 Sample Placement Test. If you answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, you might be eligible to take a 4th-year course. For testing of aural-oral proficiency, please contact Yasuko Konno Baker (J101: Social Sciences, J104: History) or Chika Shibahara (J102: Literature, J103: Culture) before the first meeting of the course.

 

J111 (Fall): Reading and Analysis of Advanced Japanese Texts
J112 (Spring): Japanese for Research and Professional Use

Open to students who have completed any of Japanese 101, 102, 103, or 104 at UCB or who have passed Level N2 of the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken "Japanese Language Proficiency Test". If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact Noriko Knickerbocker before the first meeting of the course.

 

No student auditing is permitted in UCB Japanese language courses.

To secure a place in a Japanese language course, attendance to all meetings is mandatory during the first week of classes. Students who miss a class will be dropped from the course.

Transfer students intending to declare a major in Japanese should consult the Undergraduate Advisor Jan Johnson by the third week of their first semester at Berkeley.

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