Not for credit
Available course dates:
From: 22 January 2024 To: 25 March 2024
From: 23 January 2024 To: 26 March 2024
From: 22 April 2024 To: 08 July 2024
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.
What does this course cover?
- Genki I [Third Edition] Lesson 1 and 2
Genki I [Third Edition] (L1-6), Banno, E. et al (2020): An integrated course in Elementary Japanese, The Japan Times Ltd ISBN: 987-4-7890-1730-5
- Greetings and introduction
- Personal information
- Family and friends
- 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’
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.