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Diploma in Japanese Language

This free online diploma course puts you on the path to fluency in Japanese and covers the basics of the language.

Publisher: NPTEL
This diploma course covers the fundamentals of Japanese. The language is spoken by over 120 million people worldwide, not only in Japan but also in large migrant communities found in the United States, Brazil and across East Asia and the Pacific Rim. This course lays out some basic grammar and vocabulary to get you up and running with your new skills and suits anyone who wants to communicate in Japanese or study the culture of Nippon.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
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Japanese is spoken by over 120 million people, primarily in Japan but also in large migrant communities found in countries like the United States and Brazil. Japan is a popular tourist destination and a very important contributor to global trade and commerce. This diploma course teaches you the fundamentals of the Japanese language and suits tourists or anyone interested in Japanese and its culture.

We begin by introducing you to the basics of the language as we examine ‘Kanji’ and ‘Hiragana’ scripts. We also explore pronunciation and explain how to count in Japanese. The course then moves on to basic Japanese conversational phrases and explains common expressions, verb conjugations and how to ask questions like ‘dochira kara desu ka’ (‘where are you from?’). Each section is accompanied by assessments designed to help you gauge your progress. We also provide resources like pronunciation charts and vocabulary references to help you to polish your new skills. 

This diploma course can help anyone who would like to learn Japanese. Whether you are just starting out or are looking to improve your speaking and writing skills, this course is for you. This diploma can make you more confident when communicating with native Japanese speakers and prepares you to travel to Nippon, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, or to interact with its speakers living near you.

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