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Japanese: Beginners Stage 2

Course Outline:

For students with a little  knowledge of Japanese. You will learn the vocabulary and grammar basically & mainly using Hiragana and Katakana. It will bring more detailed and “digging-in” class than its Stage 1.  Strongly recommended to learn in this course who just has finished Stage 1 and go further and deeper leaning with same teacher. You will still learn in very fun and friendly atmosphere.  prior knowledge, skills or prerequisites will advantage but not mandatory. Bringing your "can-do" and " will-do" attitude will be very helpful. Writing Japanese alphabets frequently will be a homework/assignment in this class.  Teacher is quite keen to teach you basic Kanjis (Japanese school Year 1 level) in this class too.

Session 1:

Introductory class (Initial rules in the class, manners, house keeping will be discussed for first time students) 

I am – , Are you - ?, Who is - ?, He / She is - ,  How old - ? My name is -

Learning about how to describe yourself, introducing someone, greeting to people you meet first time.  You will learn various countries, people and languages name

Session 2:

It, This, That, That over there, what  / basic names of object (nouns)

The Demonstratives for things / person, modify nouns, substitution noun, prefix for speaking politely. You will learn common Japanese surnames

Session 3:

Here, There, Over there, Where

The Demonstratives refer to places, System of demonstratives

 Session 4:

Time, Day, Week, Your daily routines and Numbers

Learning about how to tell and ask times. Counter suffixes for hours, minutes, days, weeks, months and years. You will learn how to use a public phone, emergency & info numbers and how to write an address in Japanese

 Session 5:

Getting to your destination by using - , going somewhere with – (person), when you are willing to get there, how long you are willing to stay at your destination

 Describing where you are going, how you get there with using what sort of transportations. You will learn about national holidays in Japan

 Session 6:

Basic verbs, such as eat, drink, watch, listen, read, write, buy, take, see (someone) and simply “do”.

Common food names in Japanese

 Session 7:

Basic verbs continues, such as cut, send, give, receive, lend, borrow, teach, learn. Very useful tools names

 Doing something with using tools is basic skill in your daily routine. You will also learn family members demonstrative words (mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons etc)

 Session 8:

Basic adjectives such as beautiful, handsome, quiet, famous, kind, healthy, convenient etc. Adverbs of degree

Japanese words for colours, tastes, temperature

What to Bring:

Please purchase – Minna no nihongo Textbook 2nd Edition v1 for this class

Ideally, please also purchase - Minna No Nihongo Elementary Japanese vol.1 Translation & grammar Notes - English

you will be able to purchase both books on or Kinokuniya book store Sydney CBD or Kinokuniya online. Please check their stock.

The English translated version textbook will help you learning by yourself at home. However teacher will be happy to show you if you are not keen to make a purchase. (unable to give you a photocopy, sorry)

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

Small grammatical check sheets and discussing topic work sheets will be provided as photocopied handout by teacher every week

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 has 10 years experience in an ongoing career as a ZUMBA Fitness instructor all around the Northern Beaches area, as well as teaching Japanese to children with a Japanese background at the local community language school.  

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 it’s culture.

$304 Limited inc GST / $273.60
Japanese: Beginners Stage 2

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