Japanese にほんごコース 日本語
Japanese is 9th most spoken language in the world and 7th most used language in Internet. It is the only official language in Japan. If you plan to visit Japan, you should know basic Japanese, because no other language is spoken there. Japanese is also important language in the field of business, culture, technology, information and tourism.
Learning basic Japanese is easy for Finnish speakers, because the pronunciation and grammar are similar to Finnish ones. Writing system is challenging, but fortunately one can study it little by little.
The language and communication unit of University of Oulu offers good opportunity to get to know Japanese language and culture and also study them further. You can also study Japanese culture and history by choosing the Japanese Studies, which is taught in cooperation with the Language and Communication unit.
If you are an exchange student or a master's degree student, you may apply for a special study permission and enroll in a Japanese course if there are free spaces. Please contact the course instructor first.