Japanese: Introductory


Course description

Whether you are hosting a Japanese visitor or planning a trip to Japan, let's learn to speak Japanese! This course is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of Japanese and are eager to take up a new challenge. In addition to learning "survival" words and phrases, you'll be introduced to the "hiragana" and "katakana" characters, as well as the basics of Japanese grammar. You'll also focus on developing practical conversation skills and will be introduced to cultural aspects of life in Japan.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Greet people in various settings
  • Introduce yourself
  • Count number 1-1000
  • Read times and ask time
  • Describe the location of the item
  • Go shopping and ask how much things cost
  • Order food and drink at a restaurant
  • Talk about your daily life
  • Invite your friend
  • Write hiragana letters...and more!!

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)


Course manual will be provided in class (mandatory).

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