2016 NCF MANILA AND MAKATI UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULES

NIHONGO CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.

Manila Campus

Contact number: (02) 735-3179 | email:manila@nihongocenter.com

http://www.nihongocenter.com/manila-campus.php

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COURSE: Elementary 1
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 60 Kanji; 400 Vocabulary words. MNN Lessons 1-10
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Tuesday & Thursday

6:00PM–8:00PM (2Hrs)

34 Days

68 Hours

Saturdays

9:00AM–12:10Noon  (3Hrs&10Min) 22 Days

68 Hours

*Minimum of 10 enrollees to START a class.
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE

*TARGET START DATE: January 16, 2016 (Sat Class) and January 19, 2016 (Tue/Thurs Class)
**ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING ; 

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COURSE: Elementary 2
DESCRIPTION:
Continuation of the study of basic grammatical patterns, Simple Conversation, 143 Kanji characters; 700 Vocabulary words. MNN Lessons 11-20
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Saturdays 2:00PM – 5:20PM  (3Hrs&20Min) 20 Days

64 Hours

*Minimum of 10 enrollees to START a class.
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TARGET START DATE: January 23, 2016 (Sat Class) 
**ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING ; 

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COURSE: Nihongo Kaiwa 1 (Marugoto)
DESCRIPTION:
Plain Conversation course. NO READING & WRITING.
TERMS: one-time payment upon registration.
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00PM – 8:00PM (2Hrs) 12 Days 24 Hours

*10-16 participants in a class. (Student must be at least 15 yrs. old) 
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TARGET START DATE: January 26, 2016 (Tues. & Thurs Class)
*ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING; 

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COURSE: Intermediate 1 
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 580 Kanji; 1500 Vocabulary. MNN Lessons 41-50
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Saturday 9:00AM – 5:00PM (8Hrs) 10 Days 64 Hours

*Minimum of 7 participants in a class. 
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TARGET START DATE: January 23, 2016 (Sat. Class)
*ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING; 

 

NIHONGO CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.

Makati Campus

Contact number: (02) 892-4916 to 19 | email : makati@nihongocenter.com

http://www.nihongocenter.com/makati-campus.php

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COURSE: Elementary 1
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 60 Kanji; 400 Vocabulary. MNN Lessons 1-10
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

9:00AM–12:10NN (3Hrs&10Min)

22 Days

68 Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

2:00PM-5:10PM (3Hrs&10Min) 22 Days 68 Hours

*Minimum of 10 enrollees to START a class.
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TENTATIVE START DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 (Mon/Wed/Fri Class 2:00pm-5:00pm) 
**ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING for MWF Class ;

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COURSE: Elementary 3
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 258 Kanji; 1000 Vocabulary. MNN Lessons 21-30
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Saturday 9:00AM – 12:10PM (3Hrs) 22 Days 64 Hours

*Minimum of 10 enrollees to START a class.

*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TENTATIVE START DATE: TBA (Sat. Class)
**ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING ;

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COURSE: Elementary 4
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 383 Kanji; 1300 Vocabulary. MNN Lessons 31-40
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Monday, Wednesdays & Friday

9:00AM–12:10NN (3Hrs&10Min)

21 Days

64 Hours

*Minimum of 8 enrollees to START a class.
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TENTATIVE START DATE: TBA (Mon/Wed/Fri Class)  
**ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING ;

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COURSE: Intermediate 1
DESCRIPTION: Comprehensive course:
Conversation, Reading and Writing course with Hiragana, Katakana & 580 Kanji; 1500 Vocabulary. MNN Lessons 41-50
SCHEDULE:

DAY

TIME per Session

Number of Sessions to attend

Total Number of Hrs. to complete

Saturday 9:00PM – 12:10PM (2Hrs) 22 Days 64 Hours

*10-16 participants in a class. 
*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE POLICY. | LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
*TARGET START DATE: TBA (Saturday Class)
*ENROLMENT STILL ON-GOING ; 

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Students who studied Nihongo in other institutions, as well as, NCF students who stopped even for one semester are required to take an EVALUATION EXAM in order to assess his/ her current level of proficiency in Nihongo. This is to ensure that he/she is able to enroll in the course which is most appropriate for his/her level. Examinee should arrange the examination schedule with the Admin office and should pay the examination fee of PHP 250.00.

For Intermediate and Advanced Courses, please reach us at the above contact details.


Japanese Emperor and Empress to visit Philippines from Jan 26, 2016

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a five-day trip to the Philippines from Jan 26 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties between Japan and the Philippines.

It will be the first official visit by a Japanese emperor to the Southeast Asian country, where around 1.1 million Filipinos and some 518,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians perished during World War II.

The emperor and empress last visited the Philippines in 1962 when they were crown prince and princess. Their return after more than half a century comes on the invitation of President Benigno Aquino, extended during his state visit to Japan last June.

The couple’s trip to the Philippines is to be part of a tour where they will pay respects to war dead and pray for peace. The emperor’s father, Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa, was commander in chief of the Japanese military before and during the war and Japanese soldiers at the time fought and died in his name.

While the emperor and empress have traveled to war-affected China and other Southeast Asian countries since they ascended to the throne in 1989, the Philippines has been one of a few war-linked nations not visited by the imperial couple.

Besides domestic locations such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa, which were devastated during the war, the couple visited Saipan, one of the Northern Mariana Islands, in 2005 and Palau last year in commemoration of the 60th and 70th anniversaries of the end of the war in 1945.

Reflecting the imperial couple’s strong desire to mourn war dead, the two are scheduled to visit a monument to Japanese soldiers set up in 1973 by the Japanese government in Caliraya, southeast of Manila, and a cemetery for Filipino victims in the capital where they will lay flowers in respect.

During the war, the Philippines, then a U.S. colony, was occupied by Japan in 1942, and then became a major battlefield when fighting between Japan and the United States occurred in 1944.

In the capital city of Manila alone, about 100,000 citizens were killed in about the space of a month after a fierce battle between Japanese and U.S. forces broke out in early February 1945.

According to historians, indiscriminate massacres of local residents by Japanese soldiers also took place in areas where anti-Japan guerilla fighters, who strongly resisted Japanese occupation, were operating.

Despite the strong anti-Japan sentiment that prevailed immediately after the war, the Philippines has developed close economic, political and cultural ties with Japan in the postwar era.

Japan became the Southeast Asian nation’s largest trading partner in 2014 and largest source of official development assistance. More than 200,000 Filipino people now live in Japan, with many working to support their family in the Philippines. Some experts put the gradual easing in anti-Japan sentiment down to these economic links and the benefits gained from remittances from expat Filipinos.

During their stay in Luzon, the Philippines’ main island, the imperial couple are expected to attend a welcoming ceremony and a banquet at the Malacanang Palace to be attended by Aquino. They will also meet with Japanese people living in the country.

Credits: Japan.com