2-Day Workshop


Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese is a beginner and lower intermediate program teaching Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to Japanese culture and lifestyles through lessons and conversation. Levels I and II use Japanese for Busy People I (JBP I) and levels III and IV use Japanese for Busy People II (JBP II). Part 1-3 of each level should be taken sequentially as a series.

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview see the syllabus button below.  For questions determining your level, please contact

Nihongo 2018/2019 Syllabus   Register Here

CLICK HERE for Nihongo Level Chart

2018-2019 SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm–5:00pm

Workshop 1-A: Nov. 10 & Dec. 1, 2018 

Workshop 1-B: Jan. 5 & Jan. 26, 2019 

*Choose only 1 workshop from above.

Please Note:


Price: $90
Location: 1-A & 1-B Library
Prerequisite: None

Registration is required for all workshops.

*Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and 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 in Museum Store


  • Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, Nihongo 2018/2019 Syllabus 


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.