A follow-on course for those who have taken the Japanese Beginners or similar. Develop basic speaking, listening skills and learn more about Japanese culture.
This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, and young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a NZ secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency if requested. A condition of accepting this course fee subsidy is that you will attend at least 80% of classes..
Review and practice the basic structures introduced in the Beginners course. Topics include transport, accommodation and restaurants. Learn more expressions for specific situations like shopping and dining as well as the appropriate cultural behaviours in each situation. Discuss and share your experience of learning Japanese language and culture. Feel free to ask questions in class so you learn what you want to know.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
This course is designed for adult learners who have taken a Beginners course or similar. Those who have taken Japanese at school may take it as a revision course but should be aware the level and pace are easy.
Comments from Miyuki's Japanese Beginners 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"
"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