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courses start week commencing 8th January.
11-week course: £104.50
A1 : Beginner – this course is designed for people with no previous experience of learning Japanese, a complete beginner’s course.
A1.2 : Beginner 2 – this course is for people who have studied some Japanese (20 hours or equivalent)
The beginner course is an introductory course for Japanese beginner learners. It aims to create an interactive and engaging environment to equip learners with communicative competence in their daily life. Japanese writing system of Hiragana and Katakana, daily topics, and basic language knowledge and culture knowledge are covered, and learners would be given opportunities to practice using the language through a series of communicative practice activities. Textbook: Japanese from Zero 1 shall be used for reference.
On completion of this course, learners are expected to be able to:
1. Read and write Hiragana and Katakana characters.
2. Use basic grammatical knowledge through sentence constructions, and make own dialogues given in context.
3. Be familiar with daily expressions and frequent vocabulary in the topics introduced.
4. Engage in small groups for conversation to exchange information and solve possible problems in Japanese.
*Course Content – typical areas of focus are:
Topic: Japanese culture, greetings & introductions, times/days/numbers, weather, likes & dislikes, food, directions, shopping, transport, holidays and hobbies.
Grammar: Question formation, adjectives, nouns, verb tenses, adverbs.
Writing Systems: Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji.