Beginning Japanese Language


Course Code: HJLC Category: Tag:
Start Date: 04/06/2020, 8 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 226, Lexington High School
Instructor: Amy Franks
Status: Running/Openings


This course introduces students with no previous Japanese language experience to basic conversation, grammar, and the writing system. Through our study of these three subjects, we will also explore cultural issues such as polite language and Japan’s integration of foreign words and ideas. Basic conversation and cultural topics include self-introductions, getting around on public transportation, food and drink, shopping, famous cultural and historical sites, and other topics of interest to students.

Amy C. Franks earned her PhD in Japanese Language and Literature from Yale University, and her BA in Japanese Studies and English from Wellesley College.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Community Education classes, events, and lessons will not take place from (at least) 3/13-5/4/20. Private music lessons and some group adult classes may be able to use online digital platforms in order to continue with lessons and learning when applicable and appropriate to the topic of study.