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.
Prerequisite: Japanese Beginner I
This class is designed to be completed in one year, September through June.
The focus of this course is to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.
Through this course, you will learn how to:
- Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of relevance
- Communicate simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
- Describe, in simple terms, aspects of your background, immediate environment and immediate needs
Required textbook not included in course fee. Required textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary1 A2 "Rikai" Coursebook for Communicative and Language Competencies may be purchased at Amazon.com.
(optional) Basic Japanese: Beginner I