Certificate in JapaneseUniversity of Regina
About this Program
Level: Certificate in Japanese
Discpline: Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Main Campus Campus
There are so many reasons to study Japanese. First - it's not as hard as you think! It's true that Japanese has a much different system of writing than English or other European languages. However, did you know that new speakers can get by simply by learning 5 vowels, 39 consonant and vowel combinations, and 2 additions? These total the Japanese language's 46 'hiragana' or 'katakana' characters representing Japanese sounds. And in terms of grammar, Japanese nouns have no genders, plural forms, or articles to learn. Perhaps most importantly, knowing Japanese will set you apart - personally and professionally. From anime to sushi, Japanese cultural exports are exploding in popularity. Knowledge of the Japanese language can give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture. What's more, knowing Japanese can bring enhanced business opportunities. Being able to communicate with potential customers in their own language is a key to business, particularly in today's globalized economy.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.