This course introduces students with no previous Japanese language experience to basic conversation, grammar, and the hiragana writing system. Through our study of these three subjects we will explore cultural issues such as polite language and Japan’s integration of foreign words and ideas. Basic conversation and cultural topics include greetings, self-introductions, food and drink, shopping, popular culture, manga and anime, and other topics of interest to students will be explored.
Please purchase the book Japanese from Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals.