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Japanese Language: Introduction to Japanese Scripts

Japanese
Free Course

This course is an introduction to the Japanese language and scripts.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

The free online course Introduction to Japanese Scripts introduces the Japanese language, how the scripts were developed, and how they are used. In this course you will learn basic pronunciation of Japanese scripts as well as how the language is written.

The course begins by introducing you to basic conversational introductions that are used in the Japanese language, including how to introduce yourself to others, how to say hello and goodbye, and how to ask a person their name or where they are from. You will also learn the Japanese words for numbers 1-70.

This free online course will be of great interest to students of the Japanese language, people travelling to Japan for business or on vacation, or even someone who is simply interested in Japanese culture.

PREREQUISITE: This course is the first in a series of four courses on the Japanese language.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • List the three Japanese scripts.
  • Describe how each Japanese script is used and written.
  • Explain the meanings of various conversation phrases.
  • State the Japanese words for numbers 1-70.
  • Pronounce Japanese vowel and consonant sounds.
  • Explain the meanings of various Japanese vocabulary words.

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