Japanese Level 1 New Beginners


Programme fact file

Programme title: Japanese Level 1 New Beginners
Qualification: CPD hours
Start date: Thursday 14th January 2016 - Thursday 17th March 2016, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Duration: 22 weeks
Maximum places available: Limited
Fees: £120
Available on weekends/evenings: Yes
School: School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Programme overview

Course description

Japanese Level 1 New Beginners - is aimed at students with no previous knowledge of the language.

The course introduces some of the basic structures of the language through topics related to social and everyday life in Japan. 

On successful completion of this 22 week course, students will be able to:

  • Exchange simple greetings.
  • Introduce themselves and other people.
  • Give personal information about family, job or studies and where they live.
  • Give the same information about other people.
  • Use numbers, express dates, time and prices.
  • Shop for food and clothes.
  • Order meals and drinks.
  • Describe items and people.
  • Use basic adjectives to describe items and people and conjugate them with the appropriate tense.
  • Use basic verbs in masu form and conjugate them with the appropriate tense.
  • Write and read Japanese alphabet HIRAGANA.

Students will be required to purchase a text book for this course.

Programme detail

Course details

**Please note** - The full course is 22 weeks. This is the second half of the 22 week course. New students are welcome to book on to the course if they have equivalent previous knowledge.


Venue details

Our courses are delivered at the University of Nottingham Language Centre, within the Trent Building, on the University Park campus.

The Language Centre
University Park

Free parking is available from 5pm Monday to Friday, or the University Park campus can be reached by public transport. A map is available to download which shows the location of Trent Building (11 on the map), and the nearest car parks.

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