What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
For complete beginners with no prior knowledge or those who wish to brush up their skills. You will learn the language you need for basic survival in Japanese speaking countries, including how to ask and give basic information and short conversations in a variety of settings.
There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.
Part 1 topics: Pronunciation introduction, learning writing system, Japanese characters (Hiragana), greetings, numbers, introducing yourself and others, giving personal information using nouns (name, telephone number, nationality and occupation), talking about a nearby object and its owner, asking about opening hours, shopping, learning about currency, cultural observation.
Part 2 topics: Japanese characters (Katakana), motion verbs and tenses, dates, talking about schedules, transport, talking about a plan, talking about a tourist destination, finding out what is inside a building, asking where a facility is located, cultural observation.
Part 3 topics: Brush up Japanese characters (Hiragana and Katakana); Introduction of Kanji, general verbs and tenses; talking about the events of a weekend, making a reservation at a restaurant; describing a schedule; giving a reason for an answer; ordering at a restaurant; paying a bill at a restaurant; cultural observation