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Japanese Language Guide

Overview - Getting Started

These pages will walk you through setting up your own computer to work in your new language.

Don't hesitate to stop by the LRC for help with any of this process.

Or, you may want to work on a college computer: all computers in public computer labs across campus have the basics for the languages taught at MHC.

Are you studying another language and find that you need additional support? Or, do you have suggestions for additional language tools that should be installed on college computers? Stop by the LRC to let us know. Your input is appreciated!

Getting Started - Non-Roman Alphabet Languages

Getting Started

An image from the Vancouver Olympics, showing the word "Welcome" in many languages.

Hover your mouse over the "Getting Started" tab above to access these menu options:

  • Setting Up Your Computer: Is your computer ready to type in your new language? Follow these basic steps to get set up.
  • How to Type: Once your computer is set up, learn how to type in your new language.
  • Word Processing: Word processing software like Microsoft Office offers some useful tools for language study. Learn what's available and how to use it.
  • Email and Internet: Email and Internet will be important ways to communicate and practice your new language. View some helpful tips here.
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