Maybe you don’t know anything more than "konnichiwa" or "sayonara," or you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change that!
Beginner Japanese 1 is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Japanese.
Jan. 8, 2024. See all start dates
Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resourcesSELECT DATE & TIME
Start here if you've never studied Japanese before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.
Basics of reading and writing Japanese(Hiragana). Basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and pronunciation. Verbs. Adjectives. Particples. Interrogatives.
With a small group (averaging six students per class and capped at ten), you'll have an opportunity to engage in conversational Japanese with other language learners with realtime feedback from the instructor.
By the end of our level one course, you'll be able to greet people and introduce yourself, ask for telephone numbers, go to stores and hotels, travel, and talk about time.
Ends March 25th
7 - 9PM EST
Sammy loves the Japanese language and culture! He's been teaching Japanese for 6 years. He is JLPT N3 certified and has taught Japanese to students of all ages. His experiences include teaching in schools as both a Japanese teacher and special needs instructor, hosting Japanese events with DuoLingo, and even supports students in the ILSCA program. Sammy enjoys getting to know his students and supporting their individual Japanese language learning goals. In addition, he has experience tutoring high school level math up to and including Algebra 2.
I love how Sammy makes connections to my love of Japanese culture while teaching me the language
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All of our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. Some courses meet 2 hours once a week for a total of 10 sessions, while others meet 1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions.
We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.
Plans change - we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your group course to make any cancelations or transfers. After that, we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds.
If you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected] before your second class and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!
Only students 18 years or older can participate in this course. If you are looking for options for students under 18, please check out our Kids and Teens page!
As long as the group course has not been cancelled or it has spots left, there is no deadline to sign up. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up at least two weeks in advance in order to secure your spot!
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors