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Japanese - Level 1   

Class Overview

Learn everyday Japanese vocabulary and expressions in this rewarding interactive class. Develop basic oral and written communication skills while exploring traditional and modern Japanese culture. You will get acquainted with the essentials of Japanese grammar and learn to read and write Hiragana and Katakana. 


Learning Objectives

  • build basic comprehensive Japanese skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar
  • identify and learn how to write/read Hiragana (Japanese syllabary writing system)
  • identify and learn how to write/read Katakana
  • build basic everyday vocabulary and expressions
  • develop essential listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for simple conversation
  • learn essential grammar
  • explore traditional and modern Japanese culture


Textbook Recommended

Japanese For Busy People Book 1, the 4th Edition. Romanized Version ISBN-13: 978-1568366197 or Kana Version ISBN-13: 978-1568366203. You can find it online, or you might be able to order it at your favorite bookstore.


Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • This class is for people who are interested in Japanese language and culture and would like to learn.
  • It is also a perfect starter for those who wish to learn comprehensive Japanese skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.

Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Upon completion of classes, students may request a certificate of completion.  Our classes do not appear on student transcripts, earn college credit or qualify for financial aid or tuition waivers.



Japanese - Level 1

We recommend registering early!  Many of our classes will fill up, and we are unable to process registrations within 2 hours of the start time, 

on 4/10/2024.  

Item: Spring37250 Junko Muraki
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 20 Class Hours
Sessions: 10 W Room: SC - BE - General Cls - BE4149, 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98022
4/10/2024 - 6/12/2024 Fee: $269.00
  • Format: Hybrid. The class meets online for 9 sessions and in-person for one session.
  • Location for 4/17 in-person session: Broadway Edison Building (BE), room BE 4149 (Address: 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122)
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