Japanese I

    EXGEN 3138 is offered this spring:

The objec­tive of Japan­ese I is to pro­vide a sol­id foun­da­tion in the knowl­edge and skill required to speak func­tion­al Japan­ese. After com­plet­ing this course you will be able to sur­vive day-to-day sit­u­a­tions in Japan such as greet­ings, intro­duc­tions, count­ing, ask­ing and giv­ing sim­ple infor­ma­tion, shop­ping, and so on.


Apr 20, 2022Jun 29, 2022

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT



6:00 pm – 7:30 pm MT





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Mineko KotoID: mineko-koto

Born in Japan, Mineko Koto holds certificates in 文房流 (Bunporyuu) tea ceremony and traditional kimono dressing. She has practiced flower arranging in the 池の坊 (Ike-no‐bo) style for six years. For the last 15 years, Mineko has taught various aspects of Japanese language and culture throughout Alberta. She has been asked to introduce traditional kimono at the annual Animethon by the Consul‐General of Japan in Calgary and to create special presentations about Japanese culture and history to high school students for the Japan Today program. Mineko is the director of Japanese Language for the Edmonton Japanese Community Association (EJCA).




Marugoto:starter A1-Katsudoo

ISBN 9784384057522



Marugoto:starter A1-Rikai

ISBN 9784384057539

Class info
  • There is no class Mon­day, May 23, 2022.This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Open for registration until April 20, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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EXGEN 3138 is offered this spring: