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

Tue 19 Jul 2022 - Tue 13 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

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

    o   Exchange greetings

    o   Recognise Japanese characters (Hiragana / Katakana)

    o   Use basic classroom expressions

    o   Write your name and country in Japanese

    ·       Myself わたし

    o   Give a simple self introduction

    o   Recognise the parts of a business card

    o   Talk briefly about your family

    o   Tell someone about your family, using a family photo

    ·       Food たべもの

    o   Talk about your favourite foods

    o   Offer someone a drink

    o   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."

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

No dates are currently scheduled.

Japanese 2 is designed for those who have completed Beginning Japanese 1 or similar (approximately 20 hours of study) and wishing 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

o   Say what your favourite dish is

o   Talk with a friend about where to go for lunch

o   Read a menu

o   Order food and drinks at a hamburger shop

·       Home いえ

o   Say what kind of home you live in

o   Say what you have in your home

o   Write an E-mail inviting someone to your home

o   Ask/Say where to put things in the room

o   Visit/Welcome a friend

o   Show someone around your home

o   Recognise the name and address on signs

·       Daily Life せいかつ

o   Say the time you do something

o   Talk about your daily routine

o   Talk about your schedule for this week

o   Talk about when to have a party

o   Write a birthday card

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.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

No dates are currently scheduled.

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 Japanese 1 and 2 or similar - approximately 40 hours of study.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

No dates are currently scheduled.

This course aims to continue to develop your proficiency in Japanese and to increase your awareness of the Japanese culture and society.

Course outline

This course aims to continue to develop your proficiency in Japanese and to increase your awareness of the Japanese culture and society.

The course is based on the contents of Japanese 3. You will cover new key grammar points each week, learn new Kanji, and more importantly, talk a lot in Japanese each week. Maxamise previous language Japanese language skills with greater proficiency.

You'll be encouraged to write your own articles and present to the class throughout the course - as a means to use what you learned to enhance your skills.

All required language skills including speaking, listening, writing and reading will be covered in this course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate in Japanese at a higher level with more confidence.

Who should enrol

By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate in Japanese at a higher level with more confidence.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.