The course ‘Japanese for Beginners 1’ of St Petersburg University has become one of the world’s 20 most popular online courses starting this July, according to the international platform Class Central. More than 18,000 people have already joined it. The course ‘Japanese for Beginners 1’ is designed for a wide audience and is available free of charge in Russian and English. As noted in the Class Central MOOCReport,  the course is aimed at those who are interested in understanding the Japanese way of thinking and their view of the world through learning the language. Students of the course get acquainted with:…