Japanese

Learn Japanese

Look forward to making 128 million people more friends - those who speak Japanese. Gain fluency in language use, both oral and written.

Which Japanese language course should I take?

Students with no background in the language may enroll themselves into the relevant introductory course.

Students who have some background in Japanese should contact the course instructor for a placement interview if they are enrolling in a Japanese course for the first time.

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Japanese in their prior institution should take the next level course.

* We reserve the right to move students to more proficiency-appropriate courses or to unenroll students when there is no appropriate course for them.

All Japanese courses require students to attend a placement interview with the course instructor prior to enrolling in a JAPN course for the first time.

Placement interviews

Students who are unsure about their level or background in Japanese should attend a placement interview with the course instructor before they register for courses.

Please contact Chie Furukawa at cfurukaw@sfu.ca to schedule a placement interview.

*Please note that JAPN 100 is an introductory course in Japanese as a foreign language, and is for students who have no background in Japanese.

Students are expected to provide true information about their language background and language learning experiences to the best of their knowledge. Concealing your knowledge of the language and/or providing false information are considered academic dishonesty and can be recorded on the your academic record. For more information, read SFU's academic integrity page.

Japanese courses - Fall 2020

JAPN 100 - Introduction to Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Chie Furukawa
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Chie Furukawa
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D300 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D400 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D500 Chie Furukawa
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D600 Chie Furukawa
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D700 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 101 - Introduction to Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 101 D100 RIMA IBATA
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 D200 RIMA IBATA
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 D300 RIMA IBATA
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Advanced Beginners' Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 201 - Advanced Beginners' Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 201 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Even more Japanese courses

Interested in knowing what other Japanese courses you can take in future semesters? See our full course offering on SFU's Student Services website.