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Level 2 - Introductory Japanese and Culture
Dates TBD
Biltmore Park, Asheville
Cost: $85

***NOTE: Due to state-wide restrictions surrounding the COVID19 virus, this class has been cancelled. We hope to offer another session soon. If you are interested, please email***

This is a second introductory Japanese language and culture course offered to anyone who has acquired the basic knowledge of Japanese language and culture to develop their language and cultural competences to the next level. A variety of language and cultural aspects will be included in the course as follows:

  • Verbs, adjectives, and particles which are commonly used in everyday conversation
  • Terms for days, weeks, months, and years in Japanese
  • Specific location words for giving directions
  • Food, festivals and events, traditional culture of Japan

The students are expected to have completed the first level of the introductory Japanese language and culture course previously offered by Motohashi-sensei or learned basic Japanese alphabets including Hiragana and Katakana in order to fully enjoy this course.

Sensei (Instructor):
Soichiro Motohashi is an instructor of the Japanese program 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 over 10 years at the college level.

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