Although only spoken widely in one region of the world, Japanese carries a long literary history stretching back over 1,300 years. The Japanese Program at Bard aims to introduce students to the rich cultural history of Japan from the ancient period to the present, with a special focus on the modern period. Language classes offer training in both spoken and written Japanese, and literature courses introduce major texts from Japan while critically addressing issues of gender, urban modernity, nature and the environment, political and intellectual history, film, visual arts, and other forms of popular culture.
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Japanese Tutoring at Bard
From the Tutor
Tutorial is usually a small group session. Students review a lesson by writing worksheets, listening to dialogues and the latest news, speaking with classmates and playing gestures games and card games. In particular, I focus on conversation to learn the Japanese language in real life situations. Also, I introduce a variety of topics every week and it is about not only traditional culture but also pop culture, social issues, trends, and so on by using a book, newspaper, web resource, or YouTube. After each tutorial, students get a Japanese sticker and they can get an unofficial certificate of complete tutorial at the end of the semester!
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