Japanese - Level 1

Japanese words written on a chalkboard

Student Testimonials

Kind teacher, very personalized learning.

Hearing the professor speak Japanese was very helpful, as this helped me to learn a proper accent. I also enjoyed how invested she was in her students' success.

I really appreciated having a native speaker guide my learning. I've tried to self study in the past and its much easier with guidance.

My instructor is phenomenal. 

The instructor is passionate and authentic.

Class Overview

Learn everyday Japanese vocabulary and expressions in this very interactive class! Develop basic oral and written communication skills while exploring traditional and modern Japanese culture. You will get acquainted with the essentials of Japanese grammar and learn to read and write Hiragana and Katakana. Required textbook: Japanese For Busy People, 3rd Edition. Romanized Version ISBN: 978-1-56836-384-4 or Kana Version ISBN: 978-1-56836-385-1. Check online for best prices.

Learning Objectives

  • build basic comprehensive Japanese skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar
  • identify and learn how to write/read Hiragana (Japanese syllabary writing system)
  • identify and learn how to write/read Katakana
  • build basic everyday vocabulary and expressions
  • develop essential listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for simple conversation
  • learn essential grammar
  • explore traditional and modern Japanese culture

Textbook Needed

Japanese For Busy People, 3rd Edition. Romanized Version ISBN: 978-1-56836-384-4 or Kana Version ISBN: 978-1-56836-385-1.

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • This class is for people who are interested in Japanese language and culture and would like to learn.
  • It is also a perfect starter for those who wish to learn comprehensive Japanese skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.

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Class Details

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Fall 2022

  • When : Tuesday, Sep 27 to Nov 29 ; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $269

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Winter 2023

  • When : Wednesday, Jan 11 to Mar 15 ; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $269

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