Japanese Corner and Tutorial
Japanese Walk-in Tutorial: Tuesdays 5-6 pm, History Lounge, Richarda Hall, CSB
Get help with your Japanese studies and homework.
Japanese Corner: Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, Richarda Hall P39 (classroom), CSB
A great opportunity for students to practice Japanese, meet native speakers, and find out more about Japanese language and culture. It's fun and open to the public.
Through our Japanese language program, we aim for the simultaneous development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. From the start, students will learn hiragana, katakana, and kanji. In the classroom, we focus on enhancing students' oral proficiency through an extensive use of the spoken language, allowing for the development of accurate grammar and culturally-appropriate communication skills.
For students who have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency (three semesters or more), the Japanese minor can provide a more rigorous study of Japanese language, literature, and culture, positioned in a larger Asian picture. For more information click here: Japanese Minor.
(ELEM JAPANESE I)
(INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I)
(ADV JAPANESE SPEAK/ READ/ WRIT)
(ELEM JAPANESE II)
(INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II)
(ADV JAPANESE SPEAK/ READ/ WRIT)
We are currently using the textbook, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki I & II.
Our literature and culture courses (JAPN 320, 321, and 330) provide students with the opportunity to surpass familiar cultural spheres and to engage intellectually in complicated issues related to Japan, Asia, and the global community. In the process of learning, students will become interlocutors, translators, and critics of the diverse cultures that they are exploring.
Reasons to study Japanese language and culture at CSB/SJU
- To become uniquely multi-lingual, standing out in the crowd.
- To be able to engage in a big economy blended with high-tech and rich traditions.
- To study the Japanese experience of modernity as a non-Western nation.
- To know Japanese culture-anime, novels, art, films, fashion, J-pop, or Kabuki.
- To learn about Japan's interactions with other Asian areas/countries such as China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
- To have abundant opportunities to visit Japan and make Japanese friends on campuses.
We get the opportunity to learn about the politics, school system, business, arts, and everyday life while in that country. We learn it in class and when we step outside of the classroom, we are able to see and use what we learned. We get to see how the world operates in that country, from eyes of that country.
SJU Student Ambassador to Japan
CSB/SJU Alumni and Student Experiences in Japan
Kevin Chow, Saint John's University '10, a Mobile Application Engineer at bijin-tokei in Tokyo
"After I studied abroad in Japan for a semester, I felt that a four-month stay there was just too short. I was strongly attracted by Japanese culture and Japanese people. Most friends of mine felt the same way, and wanted to return there soon. So, after graduation I decided to embark on my own adventure to explore Japan further." Read more...
Jeff DuBois, Ph.D. Asst. Prof.
Office: Richarda P7, CSB
Phone: (320) 363-5183
Masami Limpert, Instructor
Office: Richarda P6, CSB
Phone: (320) 363-5156