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This level includes more expressions and sentence structures and introduces katakana reading and writing. Topics include, but are not limited to, visiting a Japanese home, business, and socializing. Fall, winter, and spring sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series.

2017-2018 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 11:25am–12:35am  (7-week sessions):

  • Fall Session: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12
  • Winter Session: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Spring Session: Mar. 11, 18, 25, Apr. 8, 15, 29, May 6


Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: Nihongo Level I or completion of Nihongo Japanese Intensive Workshop series or instructor approval. Potential students must be able to read and write hiragana.

*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 katakana, Units 6 & 7
  • Session 2: Continue katakana, Units 8 & 9
  • Session 3: Complete katakana, Units 10 & 11

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


Sumiko Uo is a Japan-born educator who currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University and taught previously at Florida International University. 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 as those with basic 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