Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1 - Short Courses Sydney

Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1

What you'll learn

Begin an exciting exploration into the dynamic world of Japanese language and culture with our with our comprehensive Japanese language courses online!

Whether you're a complete beginner or have minimal knowledge, this course is tailored to introduce you to the basics of Japanese. 

Start mastering essential phrases, grasp foundational grammar, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this language. Join us and lay the foundation for your Japanese language adventure.

Japanese can be a relatively easy spoken language to learn. The words have no gender, there are no tones that change the meaning of words, and pronunciation emphasises every syllable. Once you get your head around sentence structure, you’ll be chatting away. But of course, there are also the characters to learn.

In this Japanese beginners course, you will learn that words can have different stresses to create the meaning of the sentence and will begin to learn the more common characters of the written language. This online Japanese course will teach you how to communicate in Japanese with simple vocabulary and basic sentences.

By the end of this Japanese course, you will be able to hold a simple conversation in Japanese with confidence.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Japanese beginners course, you should have enhanced your career prospects by:

  • Greet people and introduce yourself and others
  • Ask and answer simple questions, using a name, nationality, occupation, etc.
  • Say the words for time, days of the week, months, and birthdays
  • Say the numbers, including phone numbers, money, age, etc.
  • Ask and understand the answer for simple directions to a place
  • Ask for things when shopping, such as cost, colours, quantities, size
  • Look accommodation and make simple travel arrangements
  • Speak about your daily routines, family and friends, personal belongings, etc.
  • Order food and drinks at a bar or restaurant
  • Understand Japanese culture, geography and customs
  • Identify and pronounce the characters of the Hiragana alphabet.

Course content

What will be covered in this Japanese beginners course?

Topics

  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Japanese culture and customs
  • Daily routines
  • Personal information
  • Locations and directions
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Numbers and alphabet
  • Shopping, travel and accommodation
  • Family and friends

Grammar

  • Simple sentence structure
  • Identify and pronounce the characters of the Hiragana alphabet

Intended audience

Who is this Japanese beginners course for?

This course is specifically designed for students looking to upskill and dive into the world of Japanese language learning. It is tailored for beginners with no prior experience in learning Japanese.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.
  • Recommendation: We advise you to log in with a computer rather than a mobile or tablet.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook, which is used for Learn Japanese: Beginners Course and Learn Japanese: Level 2 Course.

Japanese for Busy People 1 (4th Edition, Romanized Version)
ISBN: 9781568366197

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

The textbook is not included in the enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

Certificate of completion

Achievement Recognition

Upon successfully completing the course with at least 80% attendance, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. This certificate serves as a testament to your commitment and effort in mastering the Japanese language. It can be a valuable addition to your resume, showcasing your dedication to personal and professional growth.

Additional information

  • Class size: Maximum 8 students to ensure personalised attention.
  • Course delivery: Fully online through interactive virtual classrooms.
  • Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided to students who successfully finish the course.

What's next?

What other Japanese classes do we offer?

Enrol now in our Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1 and Japanese Course: Beginners Level 2, and save 10%. Use the promotion code GROUP10 at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.

Course testimonials

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Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1

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$390 Limited GST free / $312 / $331.50 / $351 / $390
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!
Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1

<p>Begin an exciting exploration into the dynamic world of Japanese language and culture with our with our comprehensive <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/

...
$390 Limited GST free / $312 / $331.50 / $351 / $390
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!
Japanese Course: Beginners Level 1

<p>Begin an exciting exploration into the dynamic world of Japanese language and culture with our with our comprehensive <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/

...
$390 Limited GST free / $312 / $331.50 / $351 / $390
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!

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