Language and Culture

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Conversational Japanese I

Dates: January 29 - March 26, 2019 

Designed for beginners in Japanese skills and vocabulary. The content includes useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies and daily conversation. Also, basic sentence structure will be introduced in order to develop practical communication skills. Various teaching materials including cards, video, games and role play will be used. Registration closes January 18, 2019.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skip date: 3/12 
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $69.00 Register Now

Let's Learn Japanese: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Writing

Dates: February 7 - March 21, 2019

Students will learn simple words, phrases and expressions of the Japanese language. Mastery of the correct stroke orders for Japanese characters will also be covered. Upon completion of the course, students will understand how to read and write Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji. Students will choose one of the writing systems to focus on and learn at their own pace. This course is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of the written form of Japanese language but is also perfect for more advanced Japanese learners. Registration closes on Monday, January 28, 2019.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skip date: 3/14
Location: TBD
Tuition: $69.00 Register Now

Japanese Sushi Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Learn how to make sushi in this exciting 2-hour workshop! There are many exciting aspects of sushi-making that we will explore. From the rolling to the pressing, this workshop will provide everything you’ll need to know. Sushi is commonly made with raw fish; however, you can also use vegetables, ham, cheese, or a variety of other ingredients. We’ll also learn about the finer points of how to properly make sushi rice. You can showcase your creativity and show off your skills at your next family gathering or party! Registration closes on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Limited space available.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBD
Tuition: $20.00 

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Shotokan Karate - Spring

Dates: 1st Half: Jan. 8 - Mar. 5, 2019 / 2nd Half: Mar. 7 - May. 2, 2019

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels welcome! This class examines the methods involved in traditional Karate-do, or 'Way of the empty hand,' through a traditional Japanese style known as Shotokan Karate. With a membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only legal karate entity officially approved by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate. This course will further stress the importance of the health benefits and unarmed self-defense techniques resulting from physical conditioning and mental discipline. A plain white Ji (uniform) is required for this class. Uniforms are available from the instructor at an additional cost, or students may provide their own.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 
Skip dates: 3/12 & 3/14
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Rm. 129 (Green Studio)
Tuition: $250 full semester or $125 half semester  Register Now