This concluding level uses more complex sentence structure and introduces new kanji and a review of kanji from previous levels. Topics and grammar points include, but are not limited to, using quotations, expressing potentiality, and making hypothetical statements.

  • 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.

Nihongo 2019 / 2020 Syllabus and Required TextbooksTextbook Online SupplementsCLICK HERE for Nihongo Level Chart

2019-2020 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 1:50pm – 3:00pm (7-week sessions):

  • PART 1: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
    • Content: kanji, Unit 3
    • This course continues from the completion of the Nihongo: Japanese Language Level III series of classes. It provides further exploration into the Japanese language and culture.


  • PART 2: Jan. 5, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Content: kanji, Unit 4
    • This course continues from Part 1 Japanese Language Level IV class series (October – November above).


  • PART 3: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 29, Apr. 19, 26, May 3
    • Content: kanji, Unit 5
    • This course continues from Part 2 Japanese Language Level IV class series (January – February above). Students in this course will be introduced to writing and reading kanji and finish the required textbook.

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


Cost: $110 ($100 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: None

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 are not carried by the Museum Store

For questions determining your level, please contact: Lisa Niven, Education Program Coordinator,


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.