Japanese First Year is offered in two delivery modes: Intensive (classes begin in January and run for 10 weeks with two 3-hour sessions weekly) and Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run for 30 weeks with one 2-hour session weekly).
The Course is Suitable for:
The Japanese First Year course is designed for beginners of the language.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you. Alternatively, to help find a suitable level of study in your preferred language, you can self assess your language level.
Course Content & Outcomes:
The First Year course will provide the foundation to develop practical listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course will develop writing skills with introduction to Japanese scripts.
By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate ability to communicate using basic sentence patterns and structures to introduce, count, identify, express courtesies and preferences, focusing on the present tense. Students should be knowledgeable about basic Japanese scripts and grammar, and demonstrate ability to reproduce sounds and speech patterns.
The Course Assists Students to:
- Introduce self, and greet in formal and informal ways
- Exchange general personal information
- Make simple enquiries and acquire goods and services
- Provide basic descriptions of people, places and objects
- Provide simple information of personal routines, interests and activities
- Recognise and use common Japanese scripts
The content is geared for practical use of the language and takes a holistic approach to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It allows for the cohesive development of language proficiency at a consistent and comfortable speed.
The course is delivered by experienced adult educators and the teaching style is interactive, giving students the opportunity to learn with, and from, others.
Students are expected to spend an equal amount of time on individual study between sessions.
Certificate & Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the course, and meeting attendance requirements, participants will receive a University of Adelaide, Centre for Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.
Intensive and Full Year students have the option to take an assessment of competency, if the required standard is achieved and the attendance requirement is met, students will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.
This is not an award course. However, there are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.
Payment Options, Concessions and Discounts:
- Discounts and concessions are applicable to this course.
- A part payment option is also available for this course.
HECS/FEE-HELP cannot be used to pay for this course.
Please note: Entry to full year courses is possible at any time of the year. It is the responsibility of the student to determine if they have the required language competency to cope with the course content at the point of entry.