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Japanese Level 1 Part 1 - Summer Intensive

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Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 08 July 2024 To: 12 July 2024

Course overview

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?

Course outline

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’

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).

 NOTE: In order to complete the level you will need to sign-up for parts 2 and 3. 

*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.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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