Course Description

This introduction to the basic structure of the Japanese language emphasizes oral proficiency, with some reading and writing in Hiragana and Katakana. Continuation of Japanese 1.

Course Details

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

  • Daily life: tell time; talk about your daily routines and schedule for the week
  • Holidays and days off: talk about your hobbies and what you do on your days off
  • Towns: recognize station and taxi signs; say how to get to a destination
  • Shopping: talk about what you want to buy; do some shopping
  • Write short journal in Japanese


JPN 101 Japanese 1 or equivalent
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6:30PM to 9:00PM
Apr 18, 2024 to Jun 06, 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

Available for purchase at U of C Bookstore.  Visit calgarybookstore.ca or call (403) 220-5937.

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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