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.
NOTE: This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas, refugees, NZ citizen and permanent resident young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a 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, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course.
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. Your teacher will write Japanese using Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji scripts. She will also use Romaji (the alphbet) to help you pronounce words. There will be lots of speaking exercises and interaction with other students. Usually, homework is not assigned.
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.