High School Japanese II

Students are expected to understand and speak Japanese at basic conversational level upon entering this level 2 class. This course assumes students can read Hiragana and Katakana, know some Kanji, and are  familiar with about half the Japanese grammar that a student would have mastered in a first-year university course.

The course is built upon the excellent textbook series called Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese.  Students entering High School Japanese 2 should be able to do all of the material ("more or less," and up to and including chapter nine) in the first volume of the Genki textbook series.

A portion of the level 2 class, usually the first half, is conducted solely in Japanese. We use the Curious George books in Japanese - an excellent way to keep the class completely in Japanese and generate fun interaction.

Each class is recorded. Students are encouraged to use the recordings to build listening skills.

"I have been taking Japanese class with Dr Todd Godwin for 2 years. The lessons are challenging and never dull. Godwin Sensei uses a wide variety of tools and resources to help his students master the language. Being under his care allowed me to work as a junior counselor at the Japanese-American friendship camp in Boston, MA this summer. It would not have been possible without Sensei! I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity to learn Japanese! "
Kristen F., New Hampshire