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Japanese Level 1 Group A

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Japanese Level 1 Group A is aimed at students with no previous knowledge of the language.

**Please note** - The full level 1 course is 20 weeks. The cost of the course is split into two instalments. First instalment is required to book your place on the course. The second instalment is due before the start of the spring term.

Term Dates:

Term 1 - Starts week commencing 9th October 2017 - Ends week commencing 11th December 2017.

Term 2 - Starts Week commencing 29th January 2018 - Ends week commencing 30th April 2018. (Easter break 26th March 2018 to 22nd April 2018 - there are no classes during the break)

If you are unsure whether this level is right for you, please contact the Language Centre (

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Course Dates

12th October 2017 – 14th December 2017

Course Leader

Akiko Duffew
Course Description

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

Classes take place on a Thursday evening between 6.30 and 8.30pm.

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

On successful completion of this 20 week course, students will be able to: 

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



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