Japanese Beginner 2

If you have already had experience with Japanese through a conversational beginner course, this is the right level for you. Add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, transportation, family and business. In addition to improving your functional ability when speaking in the present tense, you begin to express yourself in the past and future tenses. Native-speaking instructors provide you with insight into the culture, traditions and etiquette of Japan. The Japanese writing system of katakana is introduced at this level.

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Course Format

This course is offered 100% online.

About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.

Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.

In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class.  We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.

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Available Sessions

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Jan 23, 2023-Mar 27, 2023 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: AJ020W23C
Offered: On Mon
Jan 23, 2023-Mar 27, 2023
No class February 20, 2023
9 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $19.50 $409.50
$420.00 $21.00 $441.00