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10th through 12th Grades use “Total Japanese” textbooks published by Waseda University in Japan. They are divided into “Reading and Writing” and “Conversation” versions.
Most grades have now transitioned to the GENKI text as the "Total Japanese" series is no longer in print.



7th Grade

Students practice in explaining about themselves and introducing friends. The goal is to acquire simple daily conversational dialog regarding shopping, trains, subways and restaurants. Instruction covers Lessons 1 through 6 of the textbook.


8th Grade

Students practice instructions, requests and greetings used in visits. Basic honorifics and polite expressions used in actual society are introduced. They also practice conversation that takes place in family, school and trips and learn grammar and Kanji essentials for such situations. Instruction covers Lessons 7 through 12 of the textbook.


9th Grade

Students learn the use of words depending upon status and relationship. The goal is to be able to acquire expressions asking for permission, making requests and explaining experience as well as to read 400~450 Kanji characters.


10th Grade

Students learn advanced grammar such as polite requests and comparative expression. Incorporating news from modern Japan, they extend the ability to express oneself. Computer research, Japan’s present condition and Japanese news are discussed in class.


11th Grade

Japanese geography, inherited culture, history, classic literature and the modern environmental issues of Japan are integrated into study. Students not only continue to learn advanced grammar such as causative verbs but touch upon dialects, do computer research and presentations.


12th Grade

Students think about the link between Japanese and their future and learn how to use the collective knowledge of 12 years of Japanese language study. They discuss how they will interact with family, friends and the community by using the four skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking) acquired up until then. Study includes proper use of honorifics, computer research, project creation and presentation and completion of a graduate project.