Learn Japanese - Free Online Japanese Diploma Course | Alison

Diploma in Japanese Language

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

Free Course
This free online Japanese language diploma course will teach you about the fundamental aspects of the Japanese language. 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 interact with Japanese people, this course will help you get up and running with some basic Japanese.
  • 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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Module 1: Introduction to Japanese Scripts

Module 2: Conversational Introductions in Japanese: Part One

Module 3: Conversational Introductions in Japanese: Part Two

Module 4: Response Phrases

Module 5: Diploma in Japanese Language - First Assessment

Module 6: People, Places, and Things

Module 7: Discussing Cost in Japanese

Module 8: Discussing Hobbies and Time in Japanese

Module 9: Japanese Time Expressions

Module 10: Introduction to Japanese Language - Second Assessment

Module 11: Demonstratives and Verbs

Module 12: Time and Verbs

Module 13: Objects and Time Duration

Module 14: Months, Location, and Counting

Module 15: Diploma in Japanese Language - Third Assessment

Module 16: Location

Module 17: How to Inquire After Someone

Module 18: Formal Conversations and the Past Negative Tense

Module 19: Adjectives

Module 20: Diploma in Japanese Language - Fourth Assessment

Course assessment

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 an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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