Free Online Japanese Language Courses from Top Universities

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Whether you have some proficiency in Japanese or have no experience in the language, you can find classes that can help grow your knowledge of the Japanese language. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers five courses you can take online for free.
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Free Japanese Language Courses

Individuals interested in learning how to speak, write and read Japanese as well as those who are already familiar or fluent in the language can find free courses online through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Classes also touch on Kanji characters and modern standard Japanese.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

There are three levels of Japanese language courses available at MIT: introductory, intermediate and advanced. Individuals taking introductory classes learn basic reading, writing and speaking skills. Those at the intermediate level build oral proficiency, learn approximately 80 characters and focus on gaining an active command of the language. An advanced course is available for fluent speakers who wish to continue with independent study.

Free Online Japanese Language Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Japanese I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate/Graduate Text, Video Yes Yes Yes
Japanese II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate/Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Intermediate Japanese I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Japanese I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Advanced Japanese II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes

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American University

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MA in Communication
  • MA in Communication: New Media & Marketing
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Queens University of Charlotte

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