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Japanese for complete beginners

This Japanese for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to Japan.

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills) and

the students will cover the following practical "survival skills":

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this Japanese course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

About the teacher

Ami Yokoi is from Nagoya, Japan. Sher lived in Dublin for a year in 2019, where she gained a lot of good memories teaching Irish students. Ami obtained her teaching certificate that year although she previously had taught many students at beginner’s level, both in groups and on a one-to-one basis. She has now language teaching experience both in Japan and Ireland, face-to-face and online. Ami loves traveling, eating (with a passion for sushi and fish & chips!!) and reading. She is eager to teach you not only her language, but also her culture, customs and the specificities of her country.


We currently have one date available for the course "Japanese for complete beginners"

Start date: Thursday, 29th September 2022 Price: €250
Course Length: 10-week Japanese course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 19:00 to 20:30   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Online course (Zoom or Skype - TBC)  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in Japan.