Japanese: Beginner Conversation *Online*

Japanese is spoken by more than 125 million people around the world—primarily by the inhabitants of Japan, but also by populations of Japanese origin in Hawaii, as well as in North and South America. Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese. Japanese is an agglutinative language whose origins are not clearly established. The writing system consists of two syllabaries—Hiragana and Katakana—and the Chinese Kanji characters.
This class is designed to thoroughly review beginner level Japanese (Beginner Level 1-4 or equivalent), exercise those learnings under practical situations and practice with lively and interactive activities. It is for students who have completed Beginner Level 1-4 classes or equivalent, who have learned Hiragana, Katakana, and have some knowledge of basic conjugations of verbs (masu-form, te-form and short form) and adjectives et al. Instructor: Tomoko Takagi



Start Date

September 13, 2021









9 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Sep. 13 No class Oct. 11

This class will meet online using Zoom. The Zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

There is no textbook for this class. Instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Tomoko Takagi


Tomoko Takagi

Tomoko Takagi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She has a degree in Linguistics from Tokyo Woman’s Christian University focused on second language acquisition. She has worked in Intellectual Property field more than 15 years in US and Japanese law firms with considerable international business experiences. She teaches Japanese classes for business settings in companies and organizations, as well as for high school/college/graduate students, and also provides translation services for various business needs. Her other interests include traveling, reading, listening to music and watching competitive figure skating.