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Why study Japanese?​

Japan is a wonderful tourist destination. Knowing Japanese will make exploring this amazing country that much more enjoyable.

Japan has the world’s third-largest economy. If you work in international business, speaking Japanese may give you a leg up.

Research has demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilingualism. If you don’t already speak a second language, learning Japanese will give your brain a boost.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Japanese courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Japanese courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Japanese courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Japanese and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

Before deciding whether or not to take a placement exam, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Japanese class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.