Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop II

Language Lessons (Level 1- Part 2)
2-Day Workshop

VIRTUAL ONLINE WORKSHOP   (This season only due to Covid)

This intensive 2-day workshop continues where you left off in Workshop I, it covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.

Required Textbooks: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version (ISBN-13: 978-1568363851) and Kana Workbook (ISBN-13: 978-1568364018).

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

Nihongo 2020 / 2021 Syllabus and Required Textbooks

Textbook Online Supplements

Nihongo Level Chart

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



  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm


  • Workshop II: February 13 & 27, 2021

Please Note:

  • This workshop is the same as the Nihongo class – Part 1, just taught in a faster paced yet shorter time frame.
  • Students who complete this workshop may go on to Nihongo Intensive Workshop III or the Nihongo Level I-Part 3 Class.


  • $100 per session


  • This will be a VIRTUAL CLASS using Zoom Conferencing. 
  • You will need to have a dedicated connection to the internet and the use of either a computer or tablet.
  • The Zoom log-in information will be sent to you after registering, prior to the start of class.


  • Nihongo Intensive I Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 1 Class.


  • 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


Meet Your Instructor

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.

Nihongo: Japanese Level I Intensive Workshops Program Overview

The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three 2-day sessionsThe full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class.

This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese language. It covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required text. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Students who take workshop 1-A may continue to Nihongo Intensive II Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class. Students who take workshop 1-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class.

Required Textbooks: Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version (ISBN-13: 978-1568363851) and Kana Workbook (ISBN-13: 978-1568364018).

  • Class sessions run 8-weeks and are purchased as a “session only”, not individual classes.
  • Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
  • Level I can be taken as a class or as a workshop. Click Here for workshops.
  • Diligent self-study is necessary to get the most out of these classes.

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