Albion College offers introductory and intermediate Japanese courses, which focus on linguistic skills as well as cultural understanding of Japanese people and society. Between classroom instruction and cultural activities outside the classroom, students have ample opportunity to participate in frequent, real-time language practice. These activities can focus on many different aspects of Japanese language and culture, such as calligraphy, movies, cooking, martial arts, anime, etc.
To see some photos of this past year's activities, please visit our Facebook page.
Elementary Japanese Courses
JAPN 101 - Global Studies
Section 1: MWF 9:15 - 10:05 a.m.
Section 2: MWF 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
This course is designed for students who will study Japanese for the first time at the college level. In this course, you will acquire skills in elementary-level speaking, listening, reading, and writing of modern Japanese. Weekly tutorials that meet in addition to class will focus on reviewing material presented in class as well as learning about Japanese culture.
By the end of the semester, you will be able to:
- Read and Write hiragana and katakana characters.
- Ask and understand basic information.
- Describe people's daily routines.
This course will also integrate Japanese tangible culture such as food, music, and art with each language lesson.
For a list of courses being offered this semester, please visit the Registrar's Web site.