This program is designed for a Japanese beginner to learn how to express basic ideas in Japanese, by using simple vocabulary and sentence patterns commonly used in college life.
For this purpose, the course will provide video lectures/practice and quizzes to help learn Japanese conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. Also, discussion forums about the Japanese language and culture are available through the program.
Learn the language and cultural values of Japan through conversation and expand your world.
Courses under this program: Course 1: Steps in Japanese for Beginners1 Part1
Learn basic Japanese expressions to survive in Japanese.
Course 2: Steps in Japanese for Beginners1 Part2
Learn how to acquire essential information, as well as how to convey information to others.
Course 3: Steps in Japanese for Beginners1 Part3
Learn important words and phrases for building relationships with other people.
Andy, an exchange student who as just arrived in Japan, is making greetings and introducing himself through his life in a university dormitory. He learns the taste of the foods he becomes to like by eating with Mr. Sato and Mr. Ono, two upperclassmen in his dormitory. He also orders a hamburger and coffee at local shops as he goes about his daily business.
Andy is starting his life at a Japanese university but there are still many things, like which course he should take and where to buy the course textbooks, he needs to sort out. To do these things he gets the help of people around him by asking how to get somewhere and how long it will take. One day, a Japanese yosokoi dance performance catches his attention.
The exchange student Andy is asked to join the university yosokoi dance club. And he decides to join. Through interaction with his yosokoi club mates and his Japanese class teacher, he describes his experiences and we learn more about Andy’s character and how he tries his hardest in these situations.