Course Description

This introduction to the basic structure of the Japanese language emphasizes oral proficiency, with some reading and writing (Hiragana). This course is for those with little or no background in Japanese.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this Japanese 1 course, you will be able to:

  • Exchange greetings
  • Use basic classroom expressions
  • Give a simple introduction of yourself
  • Talk about your family
  • Talk about your favourite foods
  • Read a menu and order food and drinks
  • Talk about your home
  • Welcome/visit a friend
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6:30PM to 9:00PM
Apr 17, 2024 to Jun 05, 2024
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $269.00
Reading List / Textbook

TEXT 1: Marugoto: Japanese language and culture, Starter A1 competencies text (Rikai); Sanshusha, ISBN 9784384057539 

TEXT 2: Marugoto: Japanese language and culture, Starter A1 activities book (Katsudoo); Sanshusha, ISBN 9784384057522

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Note: Students may choose to purchase an e-book edition of Marugoto texts through an online retailer. More information on the digital option will be provided in class.

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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