Sci-Tec College offering free Japanese classes

Recognizing that many foreigners are uncomfortable trying to deal with Japanese and the Japanese language, Sci-Tec College in Naha is offering a three-month series of free Japanese lessons.

One of the best way to learn Japanese, the classes are being targeted at foreigners living on Okinawa who need to learn Japanese but have been timid about trying. The classes will run on Saturdays Sep. 8 ~ Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to noon at Sci-Tec College Naha in the Shintoshin district.

The school will teach reading, writing and speaking basic Japanese in the beginning as it works through fundamentals. Classes will have practical applications, such as how to consult when sick, dealing with the Japanese medical insurance system, learning about Japanese information and emergency calls and evacuation in event of disaster, and simply becoming more comfortable with customs, culture and lifestyle.

Inquiries and registration can be accomplished at kohamoto@stc-naha.ac.jp, or by calling (098) 865-2800. Information on the school is available on the web at http://www.stc-naha.ac.jp.