Japanese: Beginners Stage 2 - Northern Beaches Community College

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Japanese: Beginners Stage 2

Course Outline:

For students with a little knowledge of Japanese. 

This class is recommended to whom just finished Japanese Beginners Stage 1 with Mami. You will continue to learn the basic vocabulary and grammar to befriended with Japanese people, getting job interviews, opening a bank account, borrowing/renting stuff, making inquiries, making a phone call, going to a real estate agency, and traveling around Japan.

Come and enjoy a conversational course if you are interested in Japanese cultures - Strongly recommended to learn in this course for first time travellers for leisure or staying as a resident for short/long term or sightseeing reason.

Based on a conversational, practical approach dealing with everyday situations, it is ideal if you are intending to travel or leisure or if you simply wish to enjoy the Japanese language.

Teaching Unique Japanese culture and basic Japanese letter (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji) also will be covered.

Bringing your "can-do" and " will-do" attitude will be very helpful. Writing Japanese alphabets frequently will be a homework/assignment in this class.

Session 1:

Introductory class (Initial rules in the class, manners, housekeeping will be discussed)
Mensetsu o ukeru (doing a job interview)
Hiragana, Katakana and basic Japanese vocabs

Session 2:

Kooza o hiraku (opening a bank account)
Hiragana, Katakana continue Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 3:

Jitensha o kariru (borrowing a bicycle)
Hiragana, Katakana continues, Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 4:

Paatii de hanasu (talking at a party)
Hiragana, Katakana continues, Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 5:

Toiawaseru (making inquiries/questions)
Hiragana, Katakana continues (finalising)

Easy basic Kanji to navigate yourself in Japan Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 6:

Denwa o kakeru (making a phone call)
Easy basic Kanji to navigate yourself in Japan Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 7:

Fudoosan-ya e iku (going to a real estate agency)
Alphabet test
Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 8:

Ryokoo ni iku (going on a trip)
Alphabet final test
Basic Japanese vocabs quiz

What to Bring:

Notepad (must be10mm Grid ruled - cheap ones available at Officeworks, Big W or K-mart), pens
(including pencils and red pen) and eraser

No need to purchase any books as there will be photocopied handouts

About the Tutor:

Mami Himura Cheng

Mami Himura Cheng is a Japanese national, born, grew up, and was fully educated in Hokkaido, Japan. Mami immigrated to Australia in 2007 and has been living in Sydney as a permanent resident
ever since. Mami worked as a librarian at a public library in Japan for 5 years and had 11 years’ experience in a career as a ZUMBA Fitness instructor all around the Northern Beaches area. Mami is
also teaching Japanese to children with a Japanese background at the local community language school. Mami’s finished Cert 3 in Business course at NBCA in June 2022 and currently working as a
medical receptionist at a local medical centre.
Mami loves to create a fun, friendly and engaging atmosphere in the class. She is excited to share her aspects and knowledge with you all, and keen for you to gain a deeper understanding of
Japanese language and its culture.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Our enthusiastic sensei is an inspiration to us all. I look forward to the next level.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113