Japanese I (Accelerated)
Students speak Japanese from their first day in class and the large majority of class time is spent speaking and listening to the language. Mastery of basic structures, grammar, and vocabulary is the standard. This course also covers the reading and writing of katakana (one of the three writing systems). Films and discussions help the students gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.
Prerequisite: 80th percentile or above on standardized reading comprehension tests or outstanding performance in the previous academic year.