Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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If you want to learn to speak Japanese, our Japanese classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Japanese language and culture. Learn Japanese the smart way with Japanese courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

No previous knowledge required. It is well suited to both business and leisure travellers in addition to those who simply want to learn more about the culture, or explore their own heritage. Being the world’s second strongest economy, Well suited for many professionals who engage in frequent business travels.

Content

  • Introduction to Hiragana phonetic script.
  • Talking about nationalities and occupations.
  • Introducing yourself and others at your work place or at a party.
  • Exchanging business cards.
  • Talking about a nearby object and its owner.
  • Asking for telephone numbers.
  • Talking about the times of meetings and parties.
  • Asking about the hours of services in stores and hotels.
  • Shopping: Asking the prices of items in a store; Making a purchase.
  • Ordering Food.

Delivery

Interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd Edition (Romanized version) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN-10: 1568363842 | ISBN-13: 978-1568363844

Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd Edition (Kana version) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN-10: 1568363850 | ISBN-13: 978-1568363851

Participants who cannot read ‘hiragana’ and ‘katakana’ are advised to get the Romanized (Rooma-ji) version; participants who can read ‘hiragana’ and ‘katakana’ are advised to get the Kana version.

Based on Chapters 1 – 4 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Language Book Centre
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Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • The teacher was wonderful and I’m so glad I decided to go ahead with this course. I’ve made some great friends and I can’t wait to see them again in 102!

  • Japanese 101 was an amazing class, very interactive and fun to learn. I’m excited to start 102 and continue my language education journey!

  • This course is a good stepping stone if you want to learn the Japanese language. It was very interesting from start to finish and the teacher gave plenty of encouragement to the students.

  • A very enjoyable course. The teacher was exceptional. Very approachable and encouraging. It has been a very positive beginning to learning Japanese.

  • Our teacher was very fun and so patient – making sure we understood the reasons behind the language and culture as well as the language itself. The energy and enthusiasm from the tutor made it feel like it was very enjoyable to go to class and learn, and this kept us very involved in our learning.

  • An amazing teacher who is very dedicated, indepth and fun. Highly recommended.

  • The Tutor was excellent and knew the subject very well – had a warm engaging manner, and made the whole class fun as well as highly educational. Particularly good at involving every class member, even though we were all at different levels of prior knowledge and aptitude.

  • The intensive option for the beginner course Japanese 101 was brilliant. It fitted in with my personal work commitments and also seemed to fit in perfectly with the other participants' holiday schedules also. The teacher was hands-down the best and made the exercises so encouraging – not only answered everyone’s questions about the language, but also cultural aspects and differences between formal and casual language. A most satisfied student and I look forward to course Japanese 102.

  • Enthusiastic, engaging, entertaining tutor with a professional approach. I would give this course 11/10!

  • Great teacher – full of energy and enthusiasm for the class. I really enjoyed the course.

  • The classes were fun and easy to learn and participate. The teacher was excellent! Gained a lot of knowledge in a very relaxed setting.

  • This course exceeded my expectations. Friendly, experienced, and talented teacher with a real gift for teaching language.

$323 Limited inc GST
Japanese Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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This is a ‘fast track’ option in which learning is accelerated with meeting held daily for one week.
$345 Limited inc GST
Japanese Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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$345 Limited inc GST
Japanese Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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$323 Limited inc GST
Japanese Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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This is a ‘fast track’ option in which learning is accelerated with meetings twice weekly over four weeks.
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