Online Novel Appreciation Course
Through Murakami's 「海辺のカフカ」Kafka on the Shore, we will expore how the author's specific uses of Japanese help convey the odd yet appealing depth the novel is acclaimed for.
Instructor Introduction: Yachi-sensei
Our Newspaper and Editorials course is led by Yachi-sensei, a retired editor of the Yoimuiuri Shimbun where he worked for over 40 years!
The Novel Appreciation course is targeted towards those with at least upper intermediate level. (JLPT N3+ or equivalent)
Advanced learners interested in literature, journalism, or other forms or formal written Japanese are also encouraged to join.
By reading novels, you will deepen your understanding of the Japanese language and culture. Students will be guided to understand the story and learn how writers use different aspects of Japanese language such as grammar, choice of vocabulary, sentence structure, and You will develop your ability to express yourself elaborately in everyday conversation by developing the ability to grasp subtle nuances of conversations.
Course Lesson Summary