A fun class in which learners will have chances to communicate with each other while learning to speak, listening, reading and writing skills. This course will include not only Japanese language, but also a brief introduction of Japanese modern history, culture, and society.

Course outline

  • How do you like living in Japan? - Talking about impressions 感想かんそうを言う
  • Nihon no seikatsu wa do desu ka. / Ryoko wa do deshita ka.
  • How do you like living in Japan? / How was your trip? 
  • What does that taste like? - Eating 食事しょくじ
  • Sore, donna aji desu ka. / Oishiso desu ne. / Butaniku wa chotto…
  • What does that taste like? / That looks delicious. / I can’t really eat pork.
  • It’s nice weather today, isn’t it? - Socializing 1 - Making small tal世間話(せけんばなし)k 世話話をする
  • Kyo wa ii tenki desu ne. / Saikin shigoto wa do desu ka. / Ja, mata.
  • It’s nice weather today, isn’t it? / How has your job been lately? / See you later.
  • Would you like to have a cup of tea? - Socializing 2 – Invitation 誘(さそ)
  • Ocha o nomimasen ka. / Onsen ni itta koto ga arimasen ka.
  • Would you like to have a cup of tea? / Have you ever been to an onsen (hot spring)?

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of everyday Japanese.
  • have a fair understanding of grammatical patterns, Japanese writing system, and a range of everyday vocabulary

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for those who have completed Beginning Japanese 1 and 2 or similar - approximately 40 hours of study.

Course materials

Nihongo Fun & Easy (2013) Author: Ogata, Yukiko et al  - ISBN: 978-4-87217-721-3. This textbook may be purchased from CCE at   www.cce.anu.edu.au/products.aspx

 

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