Online Japanese - Intermediate Japanese I

Course Description

This course is the third semester of a four-semester online sequence in Japanese. The course will build upon four critical language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) you have developed through Elementary Japanese II. The course will introduce more complex language structures such as embedded sentences and style differences (polite vs. plain), and you will become able to carry out conversations in talking about your health, weather and climate and travel plans. Students can choose their own time to study except for weekly virtual classroom sessions to practice speaking with an instructor and other students. Virtual classrooms are scheduled to be held at designated time. The mid-term and final exam must be administered by a prearranged exam proctor at the location of student's choice.

Course ID: LANG 2121P
Course Format: Online

Important Course Information

This course requires an approval prior to registration. Please follow the instructions.

Available Online Sections

There are no available sections for this course. Please check back later.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in building on their foundation in basic Japanese

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to write Japanese characters.
  • Use the four critical language skills.
  • Understand spoken dialogue.
  • Read Japanese texts.


  • Embedded sentences
  • Style differences (polite vs. plain)
  • Conversation 



  • Reliable email address that is checked regularly
  • Familiarity with online communication tools (discussion boards and chat rooms) associated with virtual classrooms

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Masato Kikuchi, Ph.D.

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.