Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Japanese Level 1, Parts 1-3 (45 hours)

Course dates, times and locations

Course details (1)

Start date/time:
10 October 2022 (18:00)
End date/time:
10 July 2023 (18:00)
Delivery mode:
Strand Campus

This course does not carry any credit towards a degree


By studying Japanese Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics and have developed an insight into Japanese-speaking life, culture and society.

The price shown above includes the 10% discount for the level which runs over 30 consecutive weeks (45 hours). 

What does this course cover?

Part 1

  • Genki I [Third Edition] Lesson 1 and 2



  • Greetings and introduction
  • Personal information
  • Family and friends
  • Numbers
  • Time
  • Shopping
  • Japanese Currency


  • Talking about oneself
  • Asking for phone numbers
  • Asking for and telling time
  • Asking for opening hours
  • Asking for prices


  • X ‘WA’ Y ‘DESU’
  • Noun + ‘DESU’, 〜 ‘JANAI DESU’.
  • Basic particles, e.g. ‘WA’, ‘MO’, ‘NO’, ‘KA’, ‘KARA’, ‘MADE’
  • Demonstrative pronouns ‘(KO/SO/A/DO)’ words
  • Interrogative pronouns, e.g. ‘NAN’, ‘DARE’, ‘DOKO’

Part 2

  • Revision of Part 1
  • Genki I [Third Edition] Lesson 3 and 4



  • Daily activities
  • Invitations
  • Food and drink
  • Days, week, months, and years
  • Japanese houses
  • Japanese holidays


  • Talking about daily activities
  • Inviting someone
  • Accepting and declining an invitation
  • Ordering food / drinks
  • Locating people / objects
  • Talking about events



  • Present and past tense of verbs
  • Particles, e.g. ‘O’, ‘DE’, ‘NI’, ‘E’
  • 〜 ‘MASEN KA’



Hiragana & Katakana


Part 3

  • Revision of Part 2
  • Genki I [Third Edition] Lesson 5 and 6



  • Holidays and Japanese festivals
  • Invitations
  • Socialising skills
  • Transport system
  • Education system in Japan



  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Making suggestions
  • Making requests
  • Asking for permissions
  • Explaining reasons
  • Offering assistance



  • Present and past tense of adjectives
  • 〜 ‘MASHOO’ / 〜 ‘MASHOO KA’
  • TE-form of verbs
  • 〜 ‘TE KUDASAI’
  • Describing two activities using te-form
  • Counter ‘MAI’



Hiragana & Katakana

Kanji (58)

What will I achieve?

When Japanese Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Key information

Course status: Places available

Full fee:£635

Alumni/Staff/UoL/KHP fee:£540

King's degree student fee:£445

Enrolment deadlines:

Enrolment is open.

Key Dates:

  • Deadline extended: Enrol by 23:59 BST- Friday 30 September for our Autumn term.
  • Autumn Term begins w/c 10 October 2022.

Other term dates - see individual class listings for exact dates.

  • Winter term - w/c 23 January 2022*
  • Spring term - w/c 24 April 2022*

 *Early Bird 10% Discount applicable for full fee payers only, this is for all courses.



Contact us

For more information regarding our courses please contact us on the details below.

Looking for other language courses?

Register your interest and be contacted as soon as our new timetable goes live.

View our terms and conditions, course calendar and other key information.

Accredited CPD Course