Why Study Japanese?

We offer Beginning Japanese I & II and Intermediate Japanese I & II every semester.

  • Are you  a fan of manga and anime, or a Japanese film buff?  Learn Japanese so you can participate in the language!
  • Join the JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program), which has sent more than 35,000 Americans to work in schools and government agencies, including  a dozen UCA faculty and students.
  • As the third largest economy, Japan offers opportunities for Japanese speakers in business, finance, trade, and  tourism.

2019 Linguistics graduates Xander Fuller and Adrianna Chandler began the JET Programme (Japanese Exchange and Teacher Programme) in August in Japan. Pictured with two former JETs, Japanese Instructor David House and Linguistics Professor, Dr. Ramon Escamilla.