Skip to main content

Learn the language and values of Japan

XSeries Program in
Steps in Japanese for Beginners 2
WasedaX

What you will learn

  • Basic conversational skills.
  • Part 1: Learn casual expressions which are used among people who know each other well and the small talk which helps build personal relationships.
  • Part 2: Learn how to ask the details about a situation and make requests to people.
  • Part 3: Learn how to explain a troubling situation, and how to ask for assistance from people.
  • Basic vocabulary and grammar needed for basic conversation skills
  • Japanese culture, through everyday expressions

In aim of the first series is to be able to greet and introduce yourself. The second series is aimed at developing your ability to participate in small talk (for example, ii tenki desu ne - It's a nice day today isn't it), to explain your feelings (for example, tabetai - I wanna eat something, or yasumitai - I want to take a break), to describe your health, and to express your opinions.

In addition to this, the course assists in developing an understanding of how people interact in the culture by introducing casual language you would use with a close friend, and polite language used with people more senior than you.

To enable you to do these things, the course provides video lectures/practice and quizzes, to help learn Japanese conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. Also, discussion forums about the Japanese language and culture are available through the program.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Instructor-led
Assignments and exams have specific due dates
4 months
3 - 5 hours per week
$267.30
$297USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. WasedaX's Steps in Japanese for Beginners 2 XSeries

  2. Started May 7, 2020
    3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn casual expressions which are used among people who know each other well and the small talk which helps build personal relationships.

  3. Started Jul 2, 2020
    3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to ask the details about a situation and make requests to people.

  4. Starts Sep 3, 2020
    3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to explain a troubling situation, and how to ask for assistance from people.

  5. There is a series of 3 courses that are best taken in order.

Meet your instructors

from Waseda University (WasedaX)
Yukiyo HAMAKAWA
Associate Professor
Waseda University
Naoko Kinoshita
Associate Professor
Waseda University

Experts from WasedaX committed to teaching online learning

Enrolling Now

$267.30
$297USD
3 courses in 4 months
Pursue the Program

Also in Language at edX

Propelling

Drive your career forward with university-backed credit programs and verified certificates

Convenient

Study and demonstrate knowledge on your schedule

Flexible

Try a course before you pay

Supportive

Learn with university partners and peers from around the world