Online Education Reporter > Online Japanese College Courses
|Are you a busy person who would like to learn Japanese for business or pleasure? Then online Japanese college courses may be the answer for you.
Online Japanese courses will teach you -- effectively, quickly and easily -- to understand, speak, read and write Japanese, whether for business, travel, tourism or culture.
Japan remains one of the world's biggest economies and many opportunities open up to the business person or entrepreneur who can research the many products described only in Japanese at Japanese trade shows.
Similarly, being able to communicate and negotiate in Japanese gives you a huge head start over those who cannot understand what the Japanese are saying among themselves.
If you are a tourist, being able to talk to the native Japanese in their own language, to mix with Japanese in their everyday life and leisure time, to understand Japanese film, drama, judo and flower arranging in the language they were created in.
But if you are very short of time, have many family, business and professional commitments, how can you possibly get to Japanese classes?
The new 21st century answer is online study and courses in Japanese. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, then you can easily undertake courses and even degrees in Japanese.
With this option, you can study anytime you like -- even at midnight or in the early hours if that is the only spare time that you have available. You learn at your own pace, and study part-time or full time, whatever suits your schedule or personality. And you can study from your living room or bedroom: no need to travel to some distant campus several times a week.
These days there are hundreds of Japanese courses online, many of them offered by leading colleges, universities and private educational institutions. Among the dozens of colleges worldwide offering Japanese online are the University of Hawaii, the University of Alabama, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Open University in the U.K.
Your teachers will be native teachers. The teaching techniques will be the latest and most effective: live courses for one-to-one and web conferencing. You will practice your Japanese speaking skills live with your Japanese instructor. You can test your Japanese language skills with the interactive tutorials, online games and quizzes. You will use web forums and email to work along with your Japanese instructor and fellow students. Thus you will learn in a fast and easy ways that will be a great pleasure to undertake.
Teaching Japanese over the Web is no difficult than teaching French or German over the the Web. Modern desktop computers can display Japanese fonts with ease. You can enter Japanese characters using normal computer keyboards.
Online college courses can be in elementary, intermediate or advanced level Japanese, in commercial or business Japanese, or in all sorts of cultural topics such modern Japanese literature.
If you are serious about learning Japanese, you can complete entire degree courses online that will lead to you earning a degree or diploma that is identical to that earned by full-time on-campus students.
Your qualification will be from leading colleges and will be accepted by employers as the equivalent as qualifications earned by traditional on-campus students.
If you decide at switch from online studies to normal full-time studies at a college, your online studies will give you the college credits that you can use in your traditional course.
Online Japanese college courses are the modern equivalent of correspondence or distance-learning courses delivered by the postal service -- but with multimedia content (video, audio; powerpoint presentations; podcasts) built in and with rapid feedback from your teacher to your questions and rapid corrections to your language exercises and test.
Give them a go! You will be pleasantly surprised.
Author: David Paul Wagner
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