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Learn to speak Japanese with our Japanese language courses in Sydney!

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should 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 Learn Japanese: Beginners Course and Learn Japanese: Level 2 Course.

Japanese for Busy People 1 (Romanized Version)
ISBN: 9781568363844

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.

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information

Classes

Learn Japanese: Beginners Course

<p>Learn to speak Japanese with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/japanese">Japanese language courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

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$299 Limited inc GST / $224 / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!
Learn Japanese: Beginners Course

<p>Learn to speak Japanese with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/japanese">Japanese language courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Japanese can be a relatively

...
$299 Limited inc GST / $224 / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be delivered live online via Zoom!

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Japanese: Beginners Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn Japanese: Beginners Course

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