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

  • Chotto-Mi Japan: Japanese through Culture

    Can’t commit to study Japanese yet? This introductory course gives students a glance at Japan, it language and its culture. Students enjoy learning basic Japanese through it's cultural aspects such as Karaoke, Anime, film, sports, shopping, foods, games and more. More about Chotto-Mi Japan: Japanese through Culture

  • Japanese 1 Intensive

    Students will acquire basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in their proper cultural context. They will learn to read and write Hiragana and get acquainted with the essentials of Japanese grammar. Required: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd ed. Text... More about Japanese 1 Intensive

  • Japanese 2 - Live Interactive Virtual Class

    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 - Live Interactive Virtual Class

  • Japanese 2 Intensive

    For students who have taken one quarter of Japanese or the equivalent. In addition to Hiragana you will learn to read and write Katakana. Emphasis is on strengthening communication skills through simple conversations and exercises. Required: Japanese for Busy People... More about Japanese 2 Intensive

  • Japanese Book 1 Review & Conversation

    Are you planning to visit Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Do you want to review Book 1 before you get to Book 2? Immerse yourself in Japanese and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar and speaking skills! Communicate in... More about Japanese Book 1 Review & Conversation

  • Japanese for Teens

    This special spring program introduces students ages 12 - 17 to the Japanese language and culture. You will learn basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in their proper cultural context and start to read and write the Hiragana alphabet. Includes a... More about Japanese for Teens

  • 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 in Review: Level 1 - 4

    This class offers a dynamic review and utilization of key vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical concepts introduced in Japanese 1 - 4 using the textbook Japanese for Busy People I. Emphasis is on practice, speaking and listening, build fluency, confidence and... More about Japanese in Review: Level 1 - 4

  • 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

    Too busy to come to Campus? No need to fight with traffic! Attend this class online from your home or office. This live-Interactive course is designed to be exactly the same as an in-person class. Students will acquire basic everyday... More about Japanese 1 - Live Interactive Virtual Class

  • Japanese 10

    For students who have taken nine quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. This course will help expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency, and increase knowledge of Kanji. Textbook and workbook required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed.Check online for... More about Japanese 10

  • Japanese 14

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  • Japanese 15

    For students who have taken 14 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 Revised 3rd Edition Textbook ISBN 9784770030115... More about Japanese 15

  • 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 8

    For students who have taken seven quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. This course will help expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency, and increase knowledge of Kanji. Required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed. Text ISBN 978-1-53836-402-5 Workbook ISBN... More about Japanese 8

  • Japanese 9

    For students who have taken eight quarters of Japanese or the equivalent. This course will help expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency, and increase knowledge of Kanji. Required: Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd ed. Text ISBN 978-1-53836-402-5 Workbook ISBN... More about Japanese 9

  • Japanese Book 2 Review & Conversation

    Are you planning to visit Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Do you want to review Book 2 before you get to Book 3? Immerse yourself in Japanese and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar and speaking skills! Communicate in... More about Japanese Book 2 Review & Conversation

  • Japanese 11

    For students who have taken ten 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 III textbook ISBN 978-1568364032. Check online... More about Japanese 11

  • 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