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.
Oct. 22, 2020. 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 January 15th
7 - 9PM EDT
James is a passionate language learner himself. James is a native Chinese speaker who learned Japanese and lived in Japan for many years. James enjoys visiting different cultures and doing what the locals do, and that's what motivates him to never stop learning and practicing.
James really is patient with helping us learn the more complicated and nuanced pieces of Chinese and Japanese
We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses
We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.
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.
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!
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors
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