Japanese I

A photo of a temple on Mount Koya in Japan, showing a temple gate and a "toro."

Mount Koya in Japan is home to maple trees and temples. In the fall, the Japanese maple trees turn brilliant shades of red and orange. Toro, or stone are a common element of Japanese traditional architecture. (Photo courtesy of eien no dreamer on Flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21F.501 / 21F.551

As Taught In

Fall 2012

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to modern standard Japanese with an emphasis on developing proficiency in speaking and listening, using basic grammar and vocabulary. Basic skills in reading and writing are also taught.

Ikeda-Lamm, Masami, and Yoshimi Nagaya. 21F.501 Japanese I, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/global-studies-and-languages/21f-501-japanese-i-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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