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Course Detail: LNG177 - Basic Japanese: Beginner I


The Japanese language is spoken by more than 130 million people worldwide.


The language of Japanese is agglutinative, meaning most words are formed by joining morphemes together. The complex honorific system (keigo) distinguishes it from other languages. It uses distinct vocabulary and verb forms that indicate a relative status that is held by the listener, the speaker, and whoever is mentioned in the conversations.

This class is designed to run from September through June.

Prerequisite: Basic Japanese Introduction or equivalent knowledge.




This course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Through this course, students will learn how to:
♦ Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the needs of a concrete type
♦ Introduce yourself and ask/answer questions
♦ Interact with others in a simple way
♦ Basic grammar and key phrases will be taught along with basic writing.


Course fee does not include required textbook. Required textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 "Rikai" Coursebook for Communicative Language Competencies may be purchased on Amazon.com.

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