Izumi Tokunaga joined Furman in 1998 and has been teaching various levels of Japanese language courses. In 2012 and 2013 she served as co-director of May X Japan and leads the group of students to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Okinawa. She also taught at Clemson University and at the Hokkaido International Foundation in Japan.

Name Title Description


Intermediate Japanese I

Continuation of development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding reading and writing skills, using materials of a literary or cultural nature. Review of grammar included.


Intermediate Japanese II

A sequence to JPN 201, with emphasis on communication skills, expansion of vocabulary and idiomatic expression. Cultural activities and outside readings required.


Intermediate Japanese III

A continuation of JPN 202, emphasizing oral skills and idiomatic usage. Required to speak extensively in class. Supplementary materials will be added to the text.


Intermediate Japanese IV

A continuation of JPN 301, emphasizing reading of formal Japanese, writing and oral communication skills. Additional materials will be used to further develop the ability to read, discuss, understand, and write Japanese.


Advanced Japanese I

A continuation of JPN 302, emphasizing reading of advanced materials, substantially complex writing and advanced oral skills.


Advanced Japanese II

A continuation of JPN 401, emphasizing reading of academic articles and books, writing of short academic papers, listening to advanced materials, and persuasive and rhetorical speech and discussion.

My goal is to support students to communicate effectively in Japanese, and to expose students to the richness of Japanese cultures. Therefore, I encourage and support study abroad experiences to all students regardless of their discipline as an enrichment experience.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Seinan Gakuin University

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