Japanese course offered to community

Feb. 4, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
865.981.8209; chloe.kennedy@maryvillecollege.edu

Maryville College and the East Tennessee Japanese School again are partnering to offer a basic Japanese language course for the community. The classes, which begin at 9 a.m., Feb. 16 and continue every Saturday morning through April 27 (no class on March 16), are open to people aged 10 and up.

The two and one-half hour classes, taught by Maryville College students enrolled in Dr. Asami Segi’s Education 343: Practicum in Methods and Materials class, are held in Fayerweather Hall. Following the language instruction, native Japanese speakers offer 40-minute lessons on Japanese culture and traditions.

Tuition is $200 for the semester and is due by the first class session.

Detailed information about the curriculum is available at the school’s office.

For more information, call 865-981-8108 or visit the East Tennessee Japanese School's website: www.etjs.org.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is 1,168.