Course Japanese beginners 1+2

Course dates

Thursdays 18.30-21.00 hours
Dates: 28 January - 17 June 2020 (no class on 13 May)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Examdate: Will be communicated after the deadline

 

Fee

Rate 1: Students & employees: € 489,-
Rate 2: Others: € 689,-

Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Application deadline

Wednesday 13 January 2021

The Japanese for beginners 1 + 2 course is a double level course: two course levels will have been covered by the end of this course. A great advantage is that you can automatically flow from beginners 1 to beginners 2 without having to take an exam in between the two levels. This course consists of twenty weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date.

What will you learn?

During this course you will learn the basics of the Japanese language, with emphasis on listening skills and oral communication skills in an everyday context . We will follow the course book 'Marugoto'. Topics that are covered include:

  • Introducing yourself and talking about your preferences
  • Ordering food, shopping
  • Reading time and calendar, and making an appointment
  • Giving directions, explaining what you have done

Technically you will learn:

  • Japanese characters (46 hiragana, 46 katakana and approx. 60 kanji's) and basic grammar
  • Vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
  • Oral communication skills as well as reading and writing in Japanese;
  • Japanese culture and interpersonal skills

 

During the lessons you are requested to actively participate in conversation and oral tasks. “Marugoto” method comes with free audio and visual materials on the Internet, which will help you develop listening and speaking skills. The amount of grammar handled in the book will be minimum. You will also learn how to write short texts.

In order to fully benefit from the lessons, you are asked to learn vocabulary in advance and do homework every week. Please be aware that it will not be passive lessons which you simply listen to lectures, read texts and translate sentences. If you would like to know more about “Marugoto” method, please visit their website to check out the course material and contents.

By the end of the course, you will be able to communicate in common and everyday situations. The final level of the course is beginners 2, similar to the A1.2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Good to know

  • The Language & Training Centre offers Japanese courses once a year in January-June.
  • This course is available for participants with an academic background (hbo/university).
  • English is the language of support during classes. However, the language of instruction is Japanese and will be commonly used;
  • The course material costs approximately € 50, - and is not included in the course fee. You will receive a confirmation letter with further details when the course starts;
  • Course participants are expected to spend approximately three hours a week on course preparation and self-study;
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 12, the maximum is 14. Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum number of participants is not reached. Whenever a course is canceled due to few registrations you will be informed and your fee will be refunded.
  • Attendance is not compulsory, but advisable. Please note that the last class consists of an oral test and a listening test. In order to pass the course, you should be present on that particular day.
  • A final written exam is part of this course. Dyslectic students can get extra time to complete the written test. To arrange this, you need to contact the LTC via email. You will also have to send a copy of your official statement of special needs.
  • A certificate is awarded to participants who achieve a total score of 5.5 or higher.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.

Contact

Email: ltc@eur.nl
Phone: 010 4081997
Website: Language & Training Centre

Course dates

Thursdays 18.30-21.00 hours
Dates: 28 January - 17 June 2020 (no class on 13 May)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Examdate: Will be communicated after the deadline

 

Fee

Rate 1: Students & employees: € 489,-
Rate 2: Others: € 689,-

Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Tax
Not applicable
Start date
Application deadline

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Duration
20 weeks
Offered by
Language & Training Centre
Discipline
Language and Culture
Course type
Course
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
online
Funding
Private

Registration

This course is for beginners only. You have to apply and pay for the Japanese course beginners 1+2 via our web shop (choose academic year 2020).  If rate 2 (others) is applicable to you, please choose rate 2 during your purchase. Only if the course will be paid for by your employer and the payment needs be done via invoice, we ask you to contact us upfront via email to make the necessary arrangements.