Franklin & Marshall offers four years of Japanese language instruction, with more advanced study available on a tutorial basis. Many students of Japanese also participate in our summer and semester study abroad programs at Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan.
At Franklin & Marshall, the Japanese program offers students the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, including mastery of the Hiragana and Katakana Japanese writing systems and introduction to Kanji characters.
We introduce contemporary Japanese language within the appropriate cultural context, so students also gain the requisite awareness and skills that will enable them to function appropriately and successfully in modern Japanese society.
An Area Studies minor in Japanese may be arranged in consultation with Professor Lisa Gasbarrone, Director of International Studies and Ken Miura, Director, Japanese Language Program.