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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 to 4 of “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Starter, A1)”. This term is suitable for absolute beginners.

Topics: “Japanese” and “Myself”

Course Details

Course fee

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

Course fee does not include textbooks.

Morning class
10am-12pm

Tuesdays |February 5 – April 9, 2019 [Full – Waitlist Available]
Taught by Yukiko Fukumoto

Saturdays | February 9 – April 13, 2019 [Full – Waitlist Available]
Taught by Tetsuya Okada

Afternoon class
1-3pm

Saturdays | February 9 – April 13, 2019 [Full – Waitlist Available]
Taught by Tetsuya Okada

Evening class
6-8pm

Mondays | February 4 – April 8, 2019 [Full]
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Wednesdays | February 6 – April 10, 2019 [Full]
Taught by Rika Saegusa

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
J-Course Application Form for Starter Course Term 1, 2019
(Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc.)
(First and Last Name)
If you do not have a JPF membership number, please type "0" (zero)
If you do not have a JPF membership number, please leave blank
The waitlists for our Monday 6-8pm and Wednesday 6-8pm classes have reached maximum capacity.
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DETAILS

2019 TERM DATES

Term 1: Feb 4 – Apr 13
Term 2: Apr 29 – Jul 6
Term 3: Jul 22 – Sep 28
Term 4: Oct 7 – Dec 14

* J-Course terms run for 10 weeks each. As Monday, 10 June and 7 October are NSW public holidays, class will not run on these days but will be held instead on Friday, 15 June and 11 October respectively.

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