Japanese 101

Japanese 101: Elementary Japanese I

Establishes a foundation necessary for advanced Japanese levels.

  • Offered: Fall (Part of Summer Intensive 1st Year which includes Japanese 102)
  • Total Hours: 60
  • Recommended Credits: 4
  • Prerequisite: Familiarity with  hiragana and katakana

Japanese 101 establishes a foundation necessary for advanced Japanese levels. This course especially puts emphasis on improvement of conversation skills.

Course Learning Goals:
  • Read Hiragana and Katakana.
  • Learn how to read and write 18 Kanji.
  • Understand Japanese basic sentence structure.
  • In a daily life situation, express your actions in easy conversation.
  • Introduce yourself, go shopping, ask friends to hang out.
Preparing for Class

In addition to the live classroom experiences, you will also have 1 hour or more of on demand video or PowerPoint slides to preview and review each week. To be successful in this course, plan on budgeting 5 hours or more to homework or outside of class study. Previewing before class, and after class are essential to be successful in this program.

For first-second year sequence programs, beginning in Fall, and ending in Spring, classes will be offered twice a week. For our Summer Intensive program, classes will be held 4 times a week.

Check out the weekly schedule