Japanese: Beginner

COURSE

Course description

This course is designed for those who have completed Japanese: Introductory or who have some prior knowledge of the language. You will gain proficiency in the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese in practical situations. You will also learn more about Japan's culture and people.

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • talk about your daily activities and customs
  • ask and describe where things are
  • describe your favourite food, town, etc.
  • talk about things that happened in the past
  • invite people and accept and/or decline the invitation
  • make requests and suggestions
  • explain what you need/want
  • write hiragana and katakana letters... and more!

Prerequisites

  • read and write Hiragana letters
  • exchange greetings
  • give a simple self introduction
  • count numbers 1 to 1,000
  • read the time and ask the time
  • describe the location of the item
  • ask how much things cost when shopping
  • order food and drink at a restaurant
  • talk about your daily life  わたしは 6じに おきます。
  • invite your friend out  いっしょに おちゃを のみませんか。

Textbook:

Course manual will be provided in class (mandatory).

Dates

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).