Learn Japanese for Beginners

Learn Japanese in Sydney with this beginner’s class .

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.

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 Level 1 course will teach you how to communicate in Japanese with simple vocabulary and basic sentences. You will learn that words can have differing stresses to create the meaning of the sentence and also begin to learn the more common characters of the written language.

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
Outcomes

By the end of this Japanese Beginners Class you will be able to

  • greet people and introduce yourself and others
  • ask and answer simple questions, using 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.
Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook, which is used for Beginners, Level 2, and Level 3.

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). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

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 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

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Classes

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Course testimonials:

  • Toby said: Chie is a great teacher. She made learning enjoyable and fun, using humour to break any nerves or frustration at getting things wrong.

  • Thearin said: 5 stars

  • David said: Very enthusiastic and supportive tutor.

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