Discover the fascinating Japanese culture as you learn this beautiful language and its scripts: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.

Please note: this course will be delivered online

Japanese 1

Details

  • Session: 9 evening sessions
  • Dates: Thursdays 2 May – 27 June 2024
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Location: Online, via Zoom
  • Enrolment fee: $420

Japanese 1 is designed to provide knowledge and the necessary skills to develop Japanese language skills for beginners, and to establish a basis for further study of the language and culture. Basic travel Japanese is also covered.

Course outline

Japanese にほんご

  • Exchange greetings
  • Recognise Japanese characters (Hiragana / Katakana)
  • Use basic classroom expressions
  • Write your name and country in Japanese

Myself わたし

  • Give a simple self introduction
  • Recognise the parts of a business card
  • Talk briefly about your family
  • Tell someone about your family, using a family photo

Food たべもの

  • Talk about your favourite foods
  • Offer someone a drink
  • Talk about your breakfast

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of everyday Japanese.
  • have a basic understanding of grammatical patterns, Japanese characters, and a range of everyday vocabulary

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for those who have never studied, or have a very limited understanding of the Japanese language.

What our students say

“The Japanese 1 course with the CCE was an effective way for me to learn and grasp the fundamentals of the Japanese language. The unconventional teaching methods, using both the course prescribed textbook and online videos where required, enabled me to be able to read and write the 50 Hiragana characters at a much faster rate than I had thought initially.”

“Our teacher (sensei) was phenomenal. The course covered realistic Japanese phrases. Thank you.”

“Best course by the best sensei ever.”

“Strongly recommend this class for anyone who is interested to learn Japanese. Learning Hiragana and to speak in Japanese at the same time makes a world of difference.”

Japanese 2

Details

  • Session: 9 evening sessions
  • Dates: 25 July – 19 September 2024
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Enrolment fee: $420

Japanese 2 is designed for those who have completed Japanese 1 or similar (approximately 20 hours of study) and wish to extend their conversational, written and grammatical understanding of the Japanese language as well as learning about Japanese culture.

Course outline

Food たべもの

  • Say what your favourite dish is
  • Talk with a friend about where to go for lunch
  • Read a menu
  • Order food and drinks at a hamburger shop

Home いえ

  • Say what kind of home you live in
  • Say what you have in your home
  • Write an E-mail inviting someone to your home
  • Ask/Say where to put things in the room
  • Visit/Welcome a friend
  • Show someone around your home
  • Recognise the name and address on signs

Daily Life せいかつ

  • Say the time you do something
  • Talk about your daily routine
  • Talk about your schedule for this week
  • Talk about when to have a party
  • Write a birthday card

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of everyday Japanese.
  • have a basic understanding of grammatical patterns, Japanese characters, and a range of everyday vocabulary

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for those who have completed Japanese 1 or similar – approximately 20 hours of study.

Japanese 3

Please email us to register your interest in Japanese 3

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

Course outline

Japanese 3 is designed for those who have completed Japanese 2 or similar (approximately 40 hours of study) and wish to extend their conversational, written and grammatical understanding of the Japanese language as well as learning about Japanese culture.

Holidays and Days off 1 やすみのひ1

  • Talk about your hobbies
  • Talk about what you do on your days off
  • Recognise information on posters and calendars for events
  • Say whether or not you will attend an event
  • Talk about whether or not you can go out with your friend

Towns まち

  • Recognise station and taxi signs
  • Show a taxi driver a note and say your destination
  • Say how to get to a particular destination
  • Say how to get to a destination, using a map
  • Say where you are now over the phone
  • Recognise opening/closing times on shop noticeboards

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.