Travelling to Japan? Love Japanese food, movies and anime? Going skiing in Japan? Learn essential vocabulary and effective communication tips to enjoy your visit to Japan. This course will help you to appreciate the language and culture even more.
Course fees for this course are subsidised by the Tertiary Education Commission for New Zealand citizens and permanent migrants (those who hold resident-class visas). This subsidy is offered on condition of attending at least 80% of classes and will be applied automatically upon registration. For statistical purposes, we will also collect some information from students.
This course has a focus on oral communication. Situations include greetings, shopping, dining out, and asking directions. Discuss and share your experience of Japanese language and culture e.g. going to a Japanese restaurant in Auckland.
Feel free to ask questions in class so that you learn what you want to know.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
This course is for adults learning Japanese for the first time. No prior Japanese language is required.
From July 2014 course:
"Miyuki is a terrific tutor. She made all students feel at ease and we learnt many things that are helpful to a tourist in Japan - customs, situations, vocabulary, basic grammar and some very interesting facts and insights. Our classes were enjoyable and I always look forward to Monday nights"
From March 2014 course:
"A fun way to learn some basic language. I really enjoyed this class." Jan C
"Would recommend this course to anyone planning travel to Japan." Anon
"I enjoyed learning about different aspects of Japanese way of life and learning about Japanese people."
"It was great with the vocab list and showing us the book we might need. Also it was helpful to know the manners we should have."
"This course has given me more confidence to practise my Japanese when I travel to Japan to see family. Thank-you."
From previous courses:
"I have really enjoyed learning Japanese throughout this course. It will help me on my future travels to Japan. I was taught little tricks to remember my Japanese and really enjoyed it" Beth
"I found the tutor really friendly and made sure that she included everyone equally. If ever unsure, she was very patient. Very informative and gave a lot of information of Japanese people as a whole. Thoroughly enjoyed my time" Haley
"It was great to be introduced to the Japanese language after having studied it at school. The class was fun and the teacher was always happy to help" Amy
"It was great revision after not studying Japanese for a long time. I was able to learn new things about the language and culture"
"Miyuki San is totemo jozu desu. Great teacher, great pace, great new friends on the course. Can't wait to learn more then travel to Japan next year!" Sarah