Japanese Course Descriptions

Japanese Course Descriptions

This course is designed for true beginners to acquire speaking and reading skills of basic Japanese. Students are to learn how to read, pronounce and recognize Japanese alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana), aiming at being able to acquire and practice basic and frequently used Japanese words and phrases through classroom activitiesfollowing the guidelines of JF Standard for Japanese Language Education*.

*JF Standard for Japanese Language Education is developed by Japan Foundation, based on CEFR.

Learning Objectives

Having finished this level, you will:

  • Be able to read and write down Hiragana and Katakana
  • Be able to greet people, introduce yourself and your family and favorite food
  • Be able to understand Japanese culture and society basically

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for this course

Course Materials

Textbook: Marugoto Japanese Language and culture Starter A1

             Course book for communicative language Activities

Web site:Marugoto Plus A1  https://a1.marugotoweb.jp/en/
Mobile App:Hiragana memory hints/Katakana memory hints

Course Description

This course is designed for true beginners to acquire speaking and reading skills of basic Japanese. The course starts with learning Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana), leading you to catch all sounds of Japanese language and also enable yourself to a flexibility in the use of English or other language phrases as loan words talking with Japanese native speakers. At the same time, the course will focus on two main topics of everyday situations, Greetings and Myself. Though various classroom activities, you will learn how to conduct greetings, introducing yourself and your family in this course, following the guidelines of JF Standard for Japanese Language Education*.   

*JF Standard for Japanese Language Education is developed by Japan Foundation, based on CEFR.

Learning Objectives

Having finished this level, you will:

  •  Be able to read and write down Hiragana and Katakana
  •  Be able to catch and write down any Japanese sound
  •  Be able to use about 50 loan words from English in Katakana
  •  Be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases
  •  Be able to greet people, introduce yourself and your family
  •  Be ready to upgrade to the next level, Japanese Program Beginner 2

 

Prerequisites: No prerequisite for this course is required.

 

Course Description

This course is designed for who has little knowledge of Japanese language and who can recognize Hiragana and Katakana. The objective is to gain practical ability communicating in everyday situations. You will learn how to express yourself in eight specific topics, which are hobbies, events, transport, locations, counting, shopping, holiday and trips. All topics are designed with an emphasis on understanding and respecting cultures, listening to a variety of natural contextualized conversations. At the same time, you’ll expand your vocabularies, acquire basic sentence structures and patterns, through practicing listening to and speaking Japanese a lot through classroom activities.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the students is expected to reach the following goals:

  • Have a basic knowledge of Japanese grammar
  • Increase your basic vocabulary and sentence patterns
  • Be able to recognize about 50 Kanji characters.
  • Be able to talk with more ease about your hobbies, daily schedule, events, shopping and trips
  • Be ready to take Beginner 3

 

Prerequisites: Japanese Beginner 1 or equivalent

 

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