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Pre-intermediate Japanese

This course focuses on acquiring communication skills in Japanese by implementing grammatical knowledge learned in elementary-level Japanese classes. Practice small, casual discussions and listening comprehension. Review grammar, learn conversational expressions and enjoy short readings. The textbook “Marugoto” utilizes real-life situations with numerous visual and audio aids that help you learn Japanese culture as you learn the language. This course is designed to transition from grammar-oriented learning to communicative training.

Required Textbook:
“Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, Pre-intermediate A2/B1”
ISBN 978-4-384-05758-4


Yoko Kawamura

Yoko Kawamura

Yoko Kawamura, M.A.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Apply previous grammatical knowledge towards small casual talks.
  • Demonstrate understanding of elementary-level Japanese vocabulary through listening comprehension.
  • Select culturally appropriate expressions when interacting.


Japanese VIII or 3 semesters of college-level Japanese.


This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.