Professional Growth and Enrichment

Conversational and Beginning Language Classes

Introductory Japanese Language and Culture

April 4 - May 2 (5 weeks)
Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Room 334 | WCU at Biltmore Park in Asheville
$85.00 before March 16


A great opportunity to start learning Japanese! This introductory language and culture course is designed for anyone interested in language as well as the traditional and contemporary culture of Japan. Topics will include: 

  • Basics of Japanese conversation (greetings, role-plays for traveling, etc)
  • Cultural activities (ex: how to use chopsticks correctly, etc)
  • And the basic Japanese writing system.

Don't worry, you don't need any previous knowledge of Japanese to enjoy this course.

Sensei (Instructor) Soichiro Motohashi is an instructor of Japanese at Western Carolina University. He grew up in Japan and moved to the United States in 2008. He holds a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and has been teaching Japanese language and culture for over 8 years.

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