More Information on Foreign Service Institute Japanese Courses
The Japanese Familiarization and Short Term (FAST) Course is one of a series of similar foreign language courses produced at the Foreign Service Institute that are intended to train U.S. Government personnel assigned to overseas posts. The objective of the FAST Courses is to help students acquire the communication skills necessary to deal with the most common social and daily life situations they will encounter during their overseas assignments. Language forms adequate to satisfy personal needs, "how-to" information, and cultural highlights are presented in a format that will encourage students to try out and use with conf... Read Full Description
The FSI Japanese Headstart Program can help make your stay in Japan rewarding by providing essential language skills and cultural information. Unlike traditional "textbook Japanese," this course focuses on the kind of practical, everyday Japanese you will need to go shopping, ask directions, or ride the subway.
The program is designed to be challenging and stimulating, and it can be fun. The suggestions in this guide can help you get the most from the program. The Japanese Headstart is a self-instructional course. According to directions on tape and in your text, you will repeat words and phrases given by na... Read Full Description