Irasshai

Irasshai - Welcome to Japanese!

Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals.

The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians.

Georgia Public Broadcasting set new instructional standards with Irasshai, which was the nations’ number one Japanese language and culture distance learning course from 1996 through 2009. The resources are very comprehensive. They include 138 online video lessons and cover a broad range of topics and everyday situations.

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