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Mieko Kawai

Senior Lecturer
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Maryland System : College Park
Master of Arts (MA), University of Arizona
JAPN 2010: Second-Year Japanese
Credits: 4
Continuation of Elementary Japanese introducing more complex sentence patterns, idioms, and vocabulary to prepare students for an intermediate-level communication. Reinforces spoken Japanese skills with writing and reading exercises, and 250 kanji are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.
JAPN 2020: Second-Year Japanese
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.
JAPN 2559: New Course in Japanese
Credits: 1–4
New course in Japanese.
JAPN 3010: Third-Year Japanese I
Credits: 3
Emphasizes comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Various topics on current Japanese culture and society are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
JAPN 3020: Third-Year Japanese II
Credits: 3
Continuation of Third-Year Japanese, emphasizing comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Continued introduction of topics on current Japanese culture and society. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or instructor permission.
JAPN 3050: Fundamentals of Comprehending Advanced Japanese
Credits: 3
This course focuses on establishing a foundation for advanced Japanese language study by introducing strategies for developing reading and listening comprehension on everyday topics, including skimming, scanning, and kanji-recognition. Students completing the course will be eligible to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) at the N3 level. Prerequisite: JAPN 2020
JAPN 4801: Japanese for Professionals
Credits: 3
This advanced Japanese language course aims to cultivate future professionals who will acquire awareness of cross-cultural differences that enable them to operate effectively in the global world. Critical thinking and communication skills will be emphasized.