What you'll learn in this japanese class:The course covers grammar, reading and writing practice as well as an insight into the culture of the region. Students will learn the basics of the language and be able to build up enough knowledge to read and write to a beginner plus level.
This course is for students who fit this description: "I have no knowledge or understanding of the language, or just a very basic knowledge, perhaps no more than a few key words and expressions. I have no real idea about the grammar, and I have a very limited vocabulary."Topics & VocabularyIntroduce yourself with greetings in JapaneseExchanging business card in JapaneseAsking about of services in storesShoppingDescribing about the whereabouts of things and peopleTransportationTime and numbers – telling and asking the time, counting cardinal numbersEveryday objectsPlaces – shops, important buildingsDaily life – routines, free timeJobHomeCultureExistence of People and ThingsOrdinal numbersGrammarBasic Japanese grammar rules – particles : か (ka), は (wa), の (no), と (to), を (o), に (ni), も (mo), が (ga), や (ya) .Present, Past, FuturePronouns – subject, object, possessiveSingular vs. PluralWord order – sentence, question, negativeQuestion formationModal verbsCultural ContentThree writing systems in Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji)How to bowJapanese currencyShops in JapanTransportationExcursions to Japanese spas ( 温泉 onsen)Skills WorkLots of speaking-inc. situational exercises & interactionBasic pronunciation rulesListening activitiesNumbers and Counters rulesWriting practice (Hiragana)