Our Japanese language courses are perfect for the absolute beginner (Stage 1 & Stage 2).

To book your place click the relevant course. 

Stage 1

Stage 1 is for absolute beginners or for participants with a very limited knowledge of the language. At the end of this 20 week course, participants will be able to carry out relevant tasks such as introducing themselves and others and asking and answering questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have. By the end of the course students will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. They will have a basic understanding of significant aspects of life and culture of the country and intercultural skills necessary for their language proficiency level. All Stage 1 courses are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 1 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 1

Japanese Stage 1

20 meetings from Monday 14 October 6:15 - 8:15pm

With Yayoi Berry

CRN 22911/MODL915

Stage 2

Stage 2 is for those with some knowledge of the language, up to the level reached at Stage 1. At the end of this 20 week course, participants will be able to communicate routine tasks and short social exchanges, such as making invitations, giving directions, talking about daily activities or describing people and places. Students will be able to understand simple sentences and will develop a better understanding of the relevant culture and society, and some frequently used expressions related to areas of importance. All Stage 2 courses are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 2 are £241/£204/£121.

Course Information sheet for stage 2

Japanese Stage 2

20 meetings from Tuesday 15 October 6:15 - 8:15pm

With Yayoi Berry

CRN 22913/MODL916

Stage 2+

Stage 2+ is for those who have either completed Stage 2, or who can use the language at an appropriate proficiency level. Over 20 weeks students will learn to communicate confidently through the written and spoken word about a range of topics. Themes will be introduced through authentic texts in the target language, such as newspaper articles, news items, blogs and songs. On successful completion students will be able to understand simple texts taken from popular culture and media, to discuss them and to express an opinion. They will have developed an awareness of the relevant issues and discussions in contemporary societies of native speakers, for example relating to work, travel or daily life in the country.  All Stage 2+ courses are worth 15 credits. The fees for Stage 2+ are £241/£204/£121.

course Information sheet for stage 2+

Japanese Stage 2+

20 meetings from Wednesday 16 October 6:15 - 8:15pm

With Yayoi Berry

CRN 22914/MODL9001