Foreign Languages


Contact Information Executive Dean
Department Office: Lavaca Hall, L208
Phone: 972-238-6943
Fax: 972-238-6166
Susan Barkley

Class Schedules

Course Descriptions

Richland College, located in North Dallas right next to Garland and Richardson, offers the widest array of language courses in North Texas including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Richland’s large international student population lends to the unique language-learning environment fostered for many years by the award-winning school and its dedicated & passionate instructors.

Video tapes are available for viewing on campus in the Telecourse Center / Language Lab in B217/B218. Written material required is the "Japanese Study Guide," a Richland publication for four consecutive semesters.

Japanese Films List (available in Language Lab)


Faculty members have graduate degrees in the language they teach; many have been trained by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in oral proficiency methods.

Beginning Japanese

1st Semester (JAPN 1411) - Fall semester

  • Study of Katakana and Hiragana (2 syllabaries for the written language) as well as 50 Chinese characters.

2nd Semester (JAPN 1412) - Spring semester

  • Review of the first semester materials
  • Reading and writing Japanese texts, based on dialogs in Lesson 1 to 8. Additional 100 Chinese characters.

Intermediate Japanese

3rd Semester (JAPN 2311) - Fall semester

  • Review of the first year material (oral and written)
  • Reading and writing Japanese texts based on dialogs in lessons 1 to 10. Approximately 180 Chinese characters.

4th Semester (JAPN 2312) - Spring semester

  • Reading and writing Japanese texts based on dialogs in lesson 11-13. Additional 50 Chinese characters.
  • Translation of small texts using the Japanese - English character dictionary (Nelson).
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