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10 Week Taster Course (A1)

Are you planning to visit Japan? Would you like to communicate with Japanese people by saying more than just “arigatoo” (“thank you”)?

This is a practical course, designed for absolute beginners, where you will develop basic speaking and listening skills in Japanese. Additionally, you will discuss about Japanese culture and share your experiences based on the class topics (Greetings, Food, Towns and Shopping) to deepen your knowledge of Japan.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Exchange basic greetings
  • Give a simple self-introduction
  • Order food and drinks
  • Ask for directions while looking at a map
  • Ask questions while shopping etc.

Note: Japanese scripts (hiragana and katakana) are introduced for the purpose of pronunciation but are not taught in this course. This is also a suitable warm-up course for those considering learning Japanese in the long-term.

Applications for Term 1, 2019 will open in December. We are still in the process of finalising the schedule. Please check back soon for more info!

Course Details

Course fee

$375/term: New students

Course fee does not include textbooks.

Term 4 schedule 

Wednesdays | October 10 – December 12, 2018
(Full – please submit an application to join the waitlist)
6-8pm
Taught by Brenda Hamer

Saturdays | October 13 – December 15, 2018
(Full – please submit an application to join the waitlist)
10am-12pm
Taught by Tetsuya Okada

This class consists of 10 lessons.

Textbook

Fee

$15 (One volume)

A textbook fee will be charged together with the course fee.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha
2013
ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences

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