21F.501 / 21F.551 / 21F.571
Undergraduate / Graduate
This course covers Japanese: The Spoken Language Lessons 1 through 6, providing opportunities to acquire basic skills for conversation, reading and writing. The program emphasizes active command of Japanese, not passive knowledge. The goal is not simply to study the grammar and vocabulary, but to improve the ability to use Japanese accurately and appropriately with fluency. Students will learn 56 Kanji characters in this course, as well as introducing Hiragana and Katakana.
Nagaya, Yoshimi, Masami Ikeda-Lamm, and Ikue Shingu. 21F.501 Japanese I, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/foreign-languages-and-literatures/21f-501-japanese-i-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA