Japanese: Beginner Level 2

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 at least 10 hours of classroom time in Japanese within the last year, can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need in Japanese, and can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and the people they know. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple sentences, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, and write a short, simple note. Instructor: Tomoko Takagi



Start Date

September 18, 2019









9 Wednesdays, 6:35-8:05pm. Begins Sep. 18

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook. Students are generally asked to wait until after the first day of class to buy the book.

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.