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242.101 Japanese 1A (15 credits)
This course provides students with introductory level proficiency in Japanese listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students learn romanised script, the two phonetic scripts (hiragana and katakana) and approximately 60 Japanese characters (kanji), as well as basic sentence structures and vocabulary useful for everyday life in Japan.
Note(s): Not suitable for native speakers of Japanese. Please consult the Japanese programme coordinator to discuss alternative courses. A native speaker of Japanese is defined as one who has received education in that language for nine years or more, irrespective of their ethnic background.
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