Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Summer Program—SEALS Japan

Please click here for a schedule chart of Summer Japanese courses (pdf file)

First and Second Year Japanese

SEALS offers First Year Japanese and Second Year Japanese language courses, which are 10 weeks in duration.

JPNSE 1061 Intensive Japanese 1 A

  1. This is an intensive first-year language course, which covers material taught during the regular two terms First Year Japanese (JPNSE 0001 and 0002). Emphasis is on speaking and understanding in daily communication, with an introduction to reading and writing including katakana, hiragana, and about 100 kanji.
  2. Prerequisite: None.
  3. Students register for both lecture and recitation. Every day there will be three recitation classes, one lecture and two language lab hours. The recitations are taught by native Japanese speakers, and are designed to provide further practice and reinforcement of material discussed in lecture classes.
  4. Class size: lecture—20; recitations—10 each.

JPNSE 1062 Intensive Japanese 2

  1. This is the second-year intensive course, which covers material taught during the regular two terms of Second Year Japanese (JPNSE 0003 and 0004). This course is designed to further develop the student’s ability in speaking and understanding daily conversation while contributing to increased proficiency in reading and writing.
  2. Prerequisite: C- or better in JPNSE 0002, JPNSE 1061, or equivalent.
  3. Students register for both lecture and recitation. Every day there will be three recitation classes, one lecture and two language lab hours. The recitations are taught by native Japanese speakers, and are designed to provide further practice and reinforcement of material discussed in lecture classes.
  4. Class size: lecture—20; recitations—10 each.