Course Detail: LNG177 - Japanese Conversation: 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.

Prerequisite: Japanese Conversation: Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

This course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Students will learn how to:
Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases
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.


This class will be offered in-person on Purdue Fort Wayne's campus. Please see current health and safety guidelines and requirements here: Purdue Fort Wayne Health & Safety Guidelines



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