Course Overview

If you plan to take a business or sightseeing trip to Japan, start here to make your stay much more rewarding. You’ll learn about the Japanese language and the country’s intriguing culture. This class for beginners focuses on learning grammar, pronunciation, and basic conversational skills.

Required text: Japanese for Busy People, 3rd Edition, available at Amazon or your local bookstore.


What You'll Learn

  • Students can participate in conversations on several basic occasions, such as meeting people, shopping, getting around and a weekend excursion by asking and answering simple questions.

  • Students can read and write Hiragana (the basic writing system) in a short and simple text.

  • Students can have a better understanding of Japanese culture, such as food, cities, daily life, events, and behaviors, etc.

Who Should Attend

Students with interest in Japanese language and culture or anticipating travel or interaction with Japanese language. Students must be comfortable with some study between classes.
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Section Title
Japanese I
In-Person Class
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sep 12, 2022 to Nov 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $199.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 22, 2022

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page click here.

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