Diploma in Japanese Language

Learn the most important components of the Japanese language, including the Japanese alphabet and pronunciation.

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Japanese is spoken by over 120 million people worldwide, not only in Japan but also in large migrant communities in the US, Brazil, and across East Asia. If you want to travel to Japan, learn about Japanese culture, or even just interact with Japanese people, being able to speak even a small amount of this language will make your Japanese experience so much better. This course will familiarise you with Japanese basics in a quick and easy manner.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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Japan is an incredible tourist destination rich in history and character, as well as a very important country for global trade and commerce. This course will get you up to speed with the basics of the Japanese language. You will first be introduced to the Kanji and Hiragana letters. Next, you will be taught how to pronounce Japanese words.

Knowing Japanese letters and pronunciation will unlock the rest of the language for you. You will then learn how to count in Japanese, before gaining basic Japanese conversational phrases and expressions. Next, you will learn important Japanese verb conjugations, and finally you will be shown how to ask questions such as “dochira kara desu ka” or “where are you from?” As you complete each section, you can test yourself with assessments. There are four assessments throughout the course, followed by a final assessment.

The course also comes with pronunciation charts and vocabulary references to help with your revision and study. By the end of the course you will have a strong understanding of the basics of the Japanese language. This will give you much more confidence when travelling around Japan or speaking with the Japanese, and may even begin a life-long Japanese learning journey. So why wait?


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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course Diploma in Japanese language, you will:

  • Identify different Japanese time expressions.
  • Match the meanings of Japanese vocabulary to their English equivalent.
  • State the Japanese words for numbers 1-100, multiples of hundred and thousand, and counting words.
  • List and describe the three Japanese scripts.
    Pronounce Japanese sounds.
  • Identify the meanings of different Japanese conversational phrases.
  • Identify Japanese grammatical concepts.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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