Course in conversational Japanese to be offered at WCU

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will offer a noncredit course in conversational Japanese over a five-week period beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22.

“Welcome to Konnichiwa: Conversational Japanese” will provide students with an opportunity to learn about Japanese language and culture and is suitable for individuals who have never taken a foreign language course, said Yumiko Ono, instructor of Japanese and Japanese Program coordinator for WCU’s Department of World Languages.

Participants will meet in Room 143 of WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. through March 29, with no class on March 8.

The cost of the course is $79. More information and online registration is available at

More information also is available by contacting Ono at