Whether you are interested in manga and anime, studying economics, love eating sushi, or you want to be a creator of video games, you will enjoy studying Japanese at Lehman College. Learning a language that is so different from English might seem intimidating, but we make it fun and interesting. In class you will learn important cultural lessons as well as grammar and vocabulary to communicate with Japanese speakers. You will gain access and insight to Japanese culture that has become part of international culture and your everyday life. Japan might be a small country, but it's where all things "cool" and "cute" come from.
The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College offers all levels of Japanese language courses. Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with Japanese are required to take JAL 111 and JAL 112. If you have prior knowledge of Japanese, please contact the instructor for a placement test. You can minor in Japanese by completing three years of Japanese, with at least six credits in 300-level language courses.
Carman Hall, Room 272
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am, 4:45pm-5:15pm, and by appointment
Carman Hall, Room 272
Tuesdays and Thursdays, after class
Not teaching this semester.
Please check our Facebook page or contact Prof. Tochika to sign up for the Japanese Program Events
Genki is an integrated textbook series in elementary Japanese that is widely adopted by colleges and high schools in Japan and throughout the world. The series' well-balanced approach develops the four basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. (Source: Genki Online - General Introduction).
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The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is administered worldwide by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984. In the United States, the test is administered on the first Sunday of December.
For more information, please visit the Japan Foundation Website at: JLPT Japanese-Language Proficiency Test