Course Description

Continue to develop your overall language proficiency and explore Japanese culture and customs. The emphasis is on oral proficiency with more practice in reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana, including some Kanji. Expand your vocabulary and grammar to understand simple conversation and answer questions about daily life such as shopping, languages and culture, describing surroundings, giving directions, and planning to meet up with friends.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe your town and give directions on how to get to a place
  • Arrange to meet with someone and respond to an invitation
  • Talk about foreign languages you have studied and cultures of other countries
  • Use vocabulary related to eating out and describing foods and their taste
  • Write a short journal in Japanese
  • Speak simple Japanese with more confidence


JPN 103 Japanese 3 or equivalent
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6:30PM to 9:00PM
Jan 23, 2024 to Mar 12, 2024
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $289.00
Reading List / Textbook

TEXT 1: Marugoto: Japanese language and culture, Elementary 1 (A2) Rikai; Sanshusha, ISBN 978-4-384-05755-3
TEXT 2: Marugoto: Japanese language and culture, Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo; Sanshusha, ISBN 978-4-384-05754-6
Available for purchase at U of C Bookstore.  Visit calgarybookstore.ca or call (403) 220-5937.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course

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