Japanese Language Course 2019/2020


The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, is pleased to announce that a Japanese language course, taught by a native Japanese speaker and a local teacher, will be offered to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2019/2020 academic year.
 

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You can review the activities of the course HERE (the document is in Japanese/Bosnian). We are always open to new ideas and projects!
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 Application Form 


Duration and Dates: 

1 October 2019 – 3 June 2020 (Final test and Presentation Day will be held outside of the schedule.)
1st Semester: 1 October 2019 – 17 January 2020
2nd Semester: 11 February 2020 – 5 June 2020


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Groups: 
Please see also Course Discription.

NEW!!
- Introductory Course of Japanese Language and Culture
Wednesdays 17:50-19:20, and Fridays 19:30-21:00

- Main Course

Level 1 class (Entry-level course) 
Mondays 17:50–19:20, and Wednesdays 19:30–21:00

Level 2 class
(Students should have equivalent knowledge to the GENKI-1 textbook, Ch. 1–9)

Tuesdays 19:30–21:00, and Fridays 17:50–19:20

Level 3 class
(Students should have equivalent knowledge to the GENKI-1 and GENKI-2 Ch. 13-20)

Tuesdays 17:50–19:20, and Thursdays 19:30–21:00

Level 4 class
(Students should have equivalent knowledge to the textbooks GENKI-1, 2 and TOBIRA Ch. 1–3)

Mondays 19:30–21:00, and Thursdays 17:50-19:20

NEW!!
-Advanced class
(Students should have completed Level 4 class or have equivalent knowledge to JLPT N3 level.)

Wednesdays 19:30-21:00, and Fridays 19:30-21:00

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

*The above schedules may be subject to change.


Place: 
Faculty of Philosophy (Franje Račkog 1)


Fee: 
 300 BAM for the academic year.
Payment should be made to the Faculty bank account, in September 2019. 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 possible to divide tuition by semesters.


Languages of Instruction: 
Japanese and English (In Level 2 class and above, instruction will be mostly provided in Japanese.)


Certificate: 
Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course (in June 2020).

Registration: 

1.    Please send your completed application form, no later than Sunday, 22 September 2019, to japanese2016@ff.unsa.ba
Please print, no hand writing. You will receive a confirmation email.
2.    Please attend the orientation day on 27 September 2019. There you will have a chance to get general information about the course from the lecturer and talk to/ask questions of students who have completed the first, second or third level of the course.


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Course Description:

- Introductory Course of Japanese Language and Culture
 NEW!!
  This class is aimed at those who have no or almost no knowledge of the Japanese language, and who wish to see what kind of language Japanese is without serious commitment. It contains lessons of Japanese characters, basic grammars and exercises. It is for only one year, and doesn't continue to 2nd level class. However, you can switch to Level 1 class of main course whenever you would like. Certification of attendance will be issued in the end of the year.

-Main Course 
•    The student must commit to take the course seriously.
•    The certification will be issued to students who attended classes throughout the academic year (both 1st and 2nd semesters). Your score (A-E) evaluated by attendance/activity/test marks etc. will be included.
•    He/she must check his/her email during the course.

Level 1 class 
This class is aimed at those who have no or almost no knowledge of the Japanese language, and wish to acquire the language or know the language in deeper level. 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 1–9, 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 deeper 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.13-20, 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 “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 “TOBIRA” Ch 1–3, 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.

Advanced class NEW!!
This level is for those who have completed Level 4 class of the course, or have equivalent knowledge to JLPT N3 level. “TOBIRA” will be used in first semester, and real articles such as news, web articles, short novels etc. will be used for second semester, covering advanced grammar and vocabulary, with advanced communication skills as it focus.

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Textbook information:
 

- Introductory course “MARUGOTO”
https://www.marugoto.org/en/

Main course
- Beginners Level “GENKI”
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/about_en

- Intermediate Level “TOBIRA”
http://tobiraweb.9640.jp/


This course is provided with the support of the Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Hercegovina and Japan Foundation.

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Teacher introduction 先生の紹介
 

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


 

Dobar dan! I am Nozomi Miyanoya, from Tokyo. I majored in Japanese education at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Japanese Semantics is my profession.
I can say I am an “otaku” of language who is always thinking about the meaning of words  :)
I started Balkan life in 2012 when I started teaching Japanese at Belgrade University. I taught there for 3 years and came to Sarajevo in 2016. I fell in love with the culture, the life, and the people here through my career. :)
 
Certainly, Japan is far away from Bosnia, but my wish is that you get to feel Japan closer to your hearts through studying Japanese language and culture. I hope this course becomes a good opportunity for Bosnian-Herzegovenian and Japanese people to exchange our culture.
Welcome, and enjoy the Japanese World! :)
 
Vidimo se u oktobru!

みなさん、こんにちは!宮野谷 希です。とうきょう しゅっしんです。とうきょうがいこくごだいがくで にほんごを せんこうして、2012ねんに ベオグラードに きました。ベオグラードだいがくで 3ねんかん にほんごを おしえて、2016ねんに サラエボに きました。ことばについて かんがえるのが だいすきです。いつも ことばの いみについて かんがえています…!ことばのオタクです。
このコースが、ボスニアと にほんの いいこうりゅうの ばしょになると いいなとおもっています。
そして、このコースでにほんごや にほんぶんかを べんきょうして、もっと にほんを ちかく かんじてほしいと おもっています。
いっしょに たのしいクラスを つくりましょう!
10がつに みなさんに あえるのを たのしみにしています!