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Learn to speak Japanese with our Japanse language courses.

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 emphasizes every syllable.

So, once you get your head around sentence structure, you’ll be speaking away. But of course, there are also the characters to learn.

This online course will teach you how to communicate in Japanese with simple vocabulary and basic sentences.

You will learn that words can have different stresses to create the meaning of the sentence and also begin to learn the more common characters of the written language.

Please note, this course will be held online via Zoom.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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
  • book 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.

Ideal for

  • This course is designed for beginners with no previous learning in Japanese.

Course content

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

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook, which is used for beginners and level 2 courses.

Japanese for Busy People Book 1 (Romanized Version)
ISBN: 978-1-56836-384-4

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney).

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 Abbeys Bookstore on (02) 9264 3111

Please bring

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in our beginners and level 2 courses, and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!
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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
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  • said: The course was very good and the tutor was well prepared, patient and effective.

  • said: The environment and vibe of the class was good, it went at a good pace and felt comfortable to learn in the environment (the course tutor and the people)

  • said: 2.5 hours is too long. Maybe start the class half an hour later at 6.30 Chiie-san is a very warm and friendly teacher. She made the class fun and relaxed.

  • said: The teacher was really great ! But this class is for absolute beginners, I only ended up going to a couple classes because I was already far ahead in my studies, but really recommended if you know absolutely no Japanese

  • said: 5 Stars!

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