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The next courses start week commencing 6th January 2020.
12-week course: £160
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 the continuation of the beginner course and designed for students who have studied some Japanese before and are familiar with Hiragana and Katakana characters.
*Course Content – typical areas of focus are:
Beginner Download example syllabus
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.
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.
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.
Beginner 2 Download example syllabus
Topic: Food, going out, likes/dislikes, possessions, sports, describing places.
Grammar: More verbs, inviting people, past tense, question forms, adjectives.
*Please note, course content will vary depending on course teacher and course book content.
No refunds are given for classes not attended once a course has begun (Courses can be cancelled and refunded up to 5 days before their start)
I have been teaching Japanese for over 7 years. I have taught Diploma and Advanced Diploma syllabus, Japanese for Overseas Studies and adult’s and children’s courses in schools and colleges. I am passionate about teaching and I love to see my students broaden their horizons and get to grips with Japanese culture by learning the language.