Japanese Language Course 2017/18

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo is pleased to announce that a Japanese language course, taught by a native Japanese speaker, will be offered to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2017/2018 academic year.

You can review the activities of the course HERE (the document is in Japanese / Bosnian). We are always open to new ideas and projects!
Duration and Dates: 
02 October 2017–25 May 2018 (Final test and Presentation Day will be held in June)
1st Semester: 02 October 2017–26 January 2018
2nd Semester: 12 February 2018–25 May 2018

Level 1 class
Group A: Mondays 17:50–19:20, and Wednesdays 19:30–21:00 (Entry-level course)
Group B: Wednesdays 17:50–19:20, and Fridays 19:30-21:00 (Entry-level course)
*Please choose 1 group which fits your schedule. (If you do not mind which group you would join, please check both boxes.)
Level 2 class
Tuesdays 19:30–21:00, and Fridays 17:50–19:20
(Students should have knowledge of the GENKI-1 textbook, Ch.1–8)
Level 3 class
Tuesdays 17:50–19:20, and Thursdays 19:30–21:00
(Students should have knowledge of the GENKI-1 and GENKI-2 text books Ch.14-17)
Level 4 class
Mondays 19:30–21:00, and Thursdays 17:50-19:20
(Students should have knowledge of the textbooks GENKI-1,2 and Chukyukara Manabu Nihongo Ch 1–8)

Total number of hours (per group): 
1st semester: 90 minutes x 30 sessions
2nd semester: 90 minutes x 30 sessions

*These schedules may be subject to change.

Faculty of Philosophy (Franje Račkog 1)

300 BAM for the academic year.
Payment should be made to the Faculty bank account, in September 2017. Payment instructions will be provided in a timely manner.
Students are expected to pay for their own materials.
Note: Details about methods of payment will be provided before the course starts. It is NOT allowed to divide tuition by semesters.

Languages of Instruction: 
Japanese and English (From second year, instruction will be mostly provided in Japanese.)

Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course (in June 2018).
1.    Please send your completed application form, no later than MONDAY, 25 September 2017, to japanese2016@ff.unsa.ba
(This email is only available during application period.)
Please print,no hand-writing. You will receive your registration number in a confirmation email.
2.    Please attend the Orientation Day on Friday, 29 September 2017. There you will have the chance to get general information of the course from the lecturer and talk to/ask questions of students who have completed the first, second or third levels of the course.

Course Description:
Level 1 class (Groups A and B)
This class is aimed at those who have no or almost no knowledge of the Japanese language. By the end of the course, through learning basic speaking, listening, writing and reading skills, students will be able to: read and write Japanese basic letters, Hiragana and Katakana as well as basic Kanji characters; engage in short spoken discourses about everyday topics; and use basic Japanese structures and expressions in a given context.
Level 2 class
This class is for those who have completed the GENKI-1 textbook Chapters 1–8, or have equivalent knowledge of the Japanese language (it is app. JLPT N5 level). It covers basic grammar, and Kanji characters. By the end of the course, students will be able to engage in spoken discourse on everyday topics at a higher level and in a wider context.
Level 3 class
This level is for those who have completed the GENKI-1 textbook and GENKI-2 Ch.14-17, or have equivalent knowledge of Japanese (it is app. JLPT N4 level). More expressions and vocabulary will be covered, and the focus will be on academic rather than conversational skills, although verbal communication skills will also be enhanced. GENKI-2 will be used in first semester, and “Jokyu e no Tobira” will be used in second semester as intermediate level Japanese textbook.
Level 4 class
This level is for those who have completed the textbooks GENKI-1, 2 and “Chukyukara Manabu Nihongo” Ch 1–8, or have equivalent knowledge of Japanese (it is app. JLPT N3 level). It covers more grammar and advanced vocabulary, with advanced communication skills as its focus.

•    The student must commit to take the course seriously.
•    He/she must intend to attend classes throughout the academic year (both 1st and 2nd semesters). 
•    He/she must have time to attend each class and to complete homework set.
•    He/she must check his/her email each day during the course.
This course is provided in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the support of the Japan Foundation.
Application Form 

Teacher introduction 先生の紹介 

MIYANOYA Nozomi / 宮野谷 希
Graduated Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
Master of Applied Linguistics of Japanese education.
Research interest: Japanese onomatopoeia
5-years-experience in total as a Japanese lecturer in Japan, China, Serbia and BiH.

Dobar dan! I am Nozomi Miyanoya, from Tokyo. I speak Japanese, English, and a little Bosnian (samo malo…). I came here last year, and still have many things that I want to know about your culture and everything. I hope this course would be a good opportunity for Bosnian and Japanese people to exchange our culture.
Certainly, Japan is far far away from Bosnia, but I wish you get to feel Japan closer through studying Japanese language and culture. Let’s make our course a great one together!

Vidimo se u oktobru! 
みなさん、こんにちは! 宮野谷 希です。東京しゅっしんです。日本語と英語と、ボスニア語が すこし話せます。