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*New Seasons Dates & Registration will be posted on August 1, 2017

This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 10:15am–11:15am

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4  SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar.SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14


Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: None.

Please note: The fall, winter, and spring sessions of this class (Level I) must be taken sequentially.

*Required Textbooks:

• Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
• Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

*Textbooks not carried by Museum Store


  • Session 1: Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1
  • Session 2: Continue hiragana, Unit 2 & 3
  • Session 3: Complete hiragana, Unit 4 & 5

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.


Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851