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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nihongo Level III courses for the 2016-2017 season have been cancelled. Please consider Nihongo II as an alternative, or contact the Education Program Coordinator. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This level introduces kanji and starts with a review of hiragana and katakana. The first session focuses on reading and writing kanji before moving into the textbook in the second session. Topics include, but are not limited to, planning a trip, talking about past experiences, and getting advice.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 12:20pm–1:20pm

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5

Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14


Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: Nihongo Level II or instructor approval. Potential students must be able to read and write hiragana.

*Required Textbooks:

Japanese for Busy People II  (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868
• Japanese for Busy People II workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364025

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

*Textbooks not carried by Museum Store


  • Session 1: review of hiragana and katakana, introduction to kanji reading and writing
  • Session 2: kanji, Unit 1
  • Session 3: kanji, Unit 2

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 II (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868