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Japanese 1

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.

NEXT JAPANESE 1 START DATE

Oct. 22, 2020. See all start dates

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From $399

Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resources

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AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE GROUP CLASS

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WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

Start here if you've never studied Japanese before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Basics of reading and writing Japanese(Hiragana). Basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and pronunciation. Verbs. Adjectives. Particples. Interrogatives.

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HOW YOU'LL LEARN

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.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEAVE WITH

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.

I felt like I really learned a lot over the ten week class. Great mix of grammar, speaking and fun.
- Mon Y.

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October 22nd

Ends January 15th

Teacher

Chengzhou

Thursday

7 - 9PM EDT

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$399

James has extensive experience with learning foreign languages and wants to help you gain the same

About the Teacher

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.

What students are saying
James really is patient with helping us learn the more complicated and nuanced pieces of Chinese and Japanese

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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

Do you hold classes on holidays?

We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.

How many times do you group classes meet?

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.

Can I cancel my enrollment?

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.

What if I enroll in the wrong level?

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!

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