Course Description

Continue to learn everyday communication while exploring 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 knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures as you cover daily life topics on health and exercise, celebrations, and business trips.

Course Details

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

  • Develop more confidence in oral and written communication in Japanese
  • Enhance your awareness of Japanese culture and business customs
  • Write a short journal in Japanese


Topics of instruction:

  • Business trips: having visitors in your office; introducing your colleagues; simple office communication; greeting visitors arriving at the airport and helping them check into a hotel; seeing visitors off and exchanging messages after the trip
  • Health and exercise: talking about how you are feeling, what you do to stay healthy and the exercises you do
  • Celebrations: Talking about present-giving customs; complimenting friends on their things; discussing what to do for a friend's celebration; create congratulatory messages


JPN 104 Japanese 4 or equivalent
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6:30PM to 9:00PM
Oct 05, 2023 to Nov 23, 2023
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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

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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your 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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