Japanese

Whether you want to speak Japanese for business or personal reasons, our classes are a great way to learn. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced.

Beginning classes focus on speaking Japanese, with an introduction to reading and writing Japanese.

Beginning lessons cover how to:

  • Engage in simple conversations
  • Interact in social, business, and travel situations
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Write simple sentences on everyday topics
  • Read a variety of basic written materials.

Intermediate and advanced Japanese classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak Japanese with greater fluency.

Intermediate and advanced lessons teach you how to:

  • Engage in higher-level conversations
  • Strengthen your Japanese vocabulary
  • Expand your skills in writing Japanese
  • Increase your ability to read Japanese
  • Expand your knowledge of Japanese social and business etiquette.

Classes meet once a week in the evening for 8-10 weeks. All instructors are native Japanese speakers.


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Current Japanese Classes

  • Japanese for Travelers

    Preparing for a trip to Japan? You will enjoy this interactive class guaranteed to enhance your travel experience. You will learn basic tourist Japanese, how to navigate the transportation system, and all about the culture through exploring local historical sites... More about Japanese for Travelers

  • Japanese Language Dojo for Teens

    In Japanese Language Dojo for Teens, students will learn essential Japanese vocabulary and useful expressions in daily conversation as well as the traditional and modern culture. Students will experience wearing a casual summer Kimono (Yukata), doing calligraphy (Shodo), using chopsticks... More about Japanese Language Dojo for Teens

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test Workshop - N4: Live Interactive Virtual Class

    This workshop helps students with the requisite Japanese language skills prepare for the internationally accredited new Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) - N4 and to brush up on important grammar concepts. Prerequisite: minimum of seven quarters of Japanese; knowledge of... More about Japanese Language Proficiency Test Workshop - N4: Live Interactive Virtual Class

  • Japanese 1

    More than 122 million people speak Japanese, and you can be one of them. In Level 1 of our Japanese language program, students will acquire basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in their proper cultural context. They will learn to read... More about Japanese 1

  • Japanese 1 - Live Interactive Virtual Class

    In this live-online course, Students will acquire basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in their proper cultural context. You will also learn to read and write Hiragana and get acquainted with the essentials of Japanese grammar. To attend this class, students... More about Japanese 1 - Live Interactive Virtual Class

  • Japanese 2

    For students who have taken one quarter of Japanese or the equivalent. In Level 1 you learned Hiragana. In Level 2, you will learn to read and write Katakana. There will also be emphasis is on strengthening communication skills through... More about Japanese 2

  • Japanese 3

    For students who have taken two quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. Building off Levels 1 and 2, you'll review of Hiragana and Katakana and be introduced to Kanji. You will also learn to communicate in diverse and culturally appropriate... More about Japanese 3

  • Japanese 4

    For students who have taken three quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. this course is for students who are familiar with the basics covered in 1-3 and wish to expand vocabulary and fluency. Required: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised... More about Japanese 4

  • Japanese 5

    For students who have taken four quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. Emphasis on strengthening conversational skills, social and business etiquette, and Kanji. Required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed. Text ISBN 978-1-53836-402-5 Workbook ISBN 978-1-56836-368-8. Check online... More about Japanese 5

  • Japanese 6

    For students who have taken five quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. Emphasis on strengthening conversational skills, social and business etiquette, and Kanji. Required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed. Text ISBN 978-1-53836-402-5 Workbook ISBN 978-1-56836-368-8. Check online... More about Japanese 6

  • Japanese 7

    For students who have taken six quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. Emphasis on strengthening conversational skills, social and business etiquette, and Kanji. Required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed. Text ISBN 978-1-53836-402-5 Workbook ISBN 978-1-56836-368-8. Check online... More about Japanese 7

  • Japanese 12

    For students who have taken eleven quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. This course will help expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency, and increase knowledge of Kanji. Required text and workbook: Japanese for Busy People 3, Kana version. More about Japanese 12

  • Japanese 13

    For students who have taken twelve quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. This course will help expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency, and increase knowledge of Kanji. Required text and workbook: Japanese for Busy People 3, Kana version. More about Japanese 13

  • Japanese Book 1 Review - Live Interactive Virtual Class

    In this live-online course, students will review "Japanese For Busy People Book 1" with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar and expressions used by Japanese native speakers. Students also practice and improve conversational Japanese skills. To attend this class, students use the... More about Japanese Book 1 Review - Live Interactive Virtual Class

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test Workshop - N5

    This workshop helps students with the requisite Japanese language skills prepare for the internationally accredited new Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) - N5. Prerequisite: minimum of six quarters of Japanese; knowledge of at least 100 kanji and a vocabulary of... More about Japanese Language Proficiency Test Workshop - N5