Japanese: Beginner Level 1

Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese; this complex and beautiful language draws students from all walks of life. Students will learn practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have not studied Japanese before. Students will learn to identify common words, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructor: Tomoko Takagi



Start Date

September 18, 2019









9 Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 18

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: Japanese for Busy People (Romanized Version)

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.