Want To Learn Japanese? Come to Dubrovnik!

Lauren Simmonds

You’ll hear many languages spoken in Dubrovnik, from Italian to German to English to… Japanese?

Dubrovnik has been an exceptionally popular destination for Japanese tourists for a very long time, and now it looks as if the learning of the picturesque yet complicated Japanese language is the newest addition to Dubrovnik’s colourful collection of spoken languages.

According to a report by Glas Grada, Udruga Matanka, who, with the cooperation of the Dubrovnik Development Agency (DURA) and Dubrovnik libraries have organised a free Japanese language course in association with the Center for Japanese Language and Culture. The unique project offers a window of opportunity and a strong possibility to get better acquainted with the customs and the language of the truly fascinating country which sees thousands of its nationals visit Croatia, throughout the year, each year.

Although in its infancy, the Japanese language course aims to familiarise its students with the terminology and concepts of the language, many of which are primarily used in tourism, making the course particularly attractive to those who study or work in tourism to improve their individual knowledge and language skills, therefore furthering their careers by being able to attempt effective written and verbal communication with the ever increasing number of Japanese tourists arriving in the country.

The interesting course will take place at the Scientific Library (Cvijete Zuzoric 4, on the third floor) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 18:00. The course is free, but registration is required due to a limited number of available places.


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