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Starter Course (A1)

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Ask and answer basic questions on familiar topics, such as family and oneself.
  • Understand and use simple phrases and sentences in areas of essential need.
  • Recognise familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices.
  • Write basic, isolated phrases and sentences.

Term 1

In Term 1 of the Starter course, we aim to cover Lessons 1,2,3 and 5 of “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Starter A1)”.

Topic: “Nihongo”, “Myself” and “Food”

Course Details

Course fee

$375/term: New students
$350/term: Continuing students

Course fee does not include textbooks.

Morning class
10am-12pm

Afternoon class
1-3pm

Wednesdays | February 7 – April 11, 2018
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Saturdays | February 10 – April 21, 2018 *Full (Waiting list available)
*There will be no class on 31 March.
Class 1 : Taught by Yukiko Fukumoto
Class 2 : Taught by Yuko Martens

Evening class
6-8pm

Mondays | February 5 – April 16, 2018  *Full (Waiting list available)
*There will be no class on 2 April.
Taught by Keiko Nishiyama

Wednesdays| February 7 – April 11, 2018 *Full (Waiting list available)
Taught by Shoko Ono

We also offer a Mid-Year Starter Course.

Textbook

Fee

$30 (Two volumes)

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

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, りかい
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
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05753-9

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

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