Something to consider if you speak Japanese at home ...

If you speak Japanese at home, think about taking one of the Japanese classes. SBCC does not offer a course specifically designed to assist heritage students in further acquiring language skills and socio-cultural knowledge. However, if you have fluency in casual spoken Japanese, we recommend you take a placement test. If you know Hiragana and Katakana, you have a good possibility to start at a higher level than JAPN101. We will support you in that you will gain grammatical accuracy both in polite and casual Japanese as well as improve reading and writing skills. Especially, in terms of memorizing Kanji characters, we will consider your efforts to learn Kanji characters covered by our textbook. The additional Kanji workbook is assigned.

If you would like to know more about it, please contact Kumi Hashimoto at khashimoto@pipeline.sbcc.edu.