The Pre-College Japanese Program
Registration for 2015-2016 academic year is closed.
The Pre-College Japanese Language Program offers non-credit weekend Japanese language classes and lessons for high school students and interested adults in the community. (You need to be 15 years old or older.) It is a part of the outreach effort of the Japan Center at Stony Brook University. All the teachers and teaching assistants are native speakers of Japanese (mainly international students from Japan at Stony Brook University). The classes are held Sunday mornings in the Social and Behavioral Science Building on campus during the spring and fall semesters.
- Directions to classrooms
- Employment opportunities
- Questions: Contact Eriko Sato, Director
- Useful links for studying Japanese
Stony Brook Offers an online Japanese course this summer for beginners (JPN111, 4 credits, Summer Term I). Open to Stony Brook students and off-campus students including high school juniors and seniors. Visit this link for tuition, registration:
- Japan Society Junior Fellows: Kyle DiPietrantonio (2015); Claudia A. Motley (2016)
- Japan Center Annual Essay Competition Winners: Claire Shapiro and Louis Herman (11th Competition)
2015 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place: Carrie Laurino; 2nd Place: Caroline LeBrun
2014 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place Winner:Grace Cimazewski; 2nd Place Winners: Kyle DiPietrantonio & Carolyn Laurino; 3rd Place Winner: Autumn Sharrar; Honorable Mention:Luke Golden & Tess Stundis
2013 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place Winners: Annie McNulty & Allison Varca; 2nd Place Winner: Cassie Arnemann; 3rd Place Winners: Grace Cimazewski and Autumn Sharrar; Honorable Mention: Samantha Streeter; Young Ambassador Award: Kazuo Nakamura
2012 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place Winner: Allison Varca; 2nd Place Winners: Olivia Mignon and Anne McNulty; 3rd Place Winner: Grace Cimaszewski
2011 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place Winner: Allison Varca; 2nd Place Winner: Olivia Mignon and Anna Shapiro; 3rd Place Winners: Jonathan Maresca, Caitlyn Sullivan, and Grace Cimaszewski; Honorable Mention: Amanda Sulz, Kyle O’Connor, and Jarryd Nelson
2010 Speech Contest Winners: 1st Place: Shannon Voelkel; 2nd Place: Griffin Clair; 3rd Place: Olivia Mignon; Honorable Mention: Jonathan Maresca and Holly Ziet