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Japanese 1 2017 - Beginner

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Mount Fuji

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm

This course is designed for complete beginners or students with little knowledge of the language. In order to make learning easy, the English alphabet, 'Roma-ji' is mainly used in class during the 1st semester. Then, in the 2nd semester the class gradually shifts from Roma-ji to Hiragana and Katakana, which are everyday scripts in Japan.  

The course runs for 20 weeks, 2 hours per week.  The price of the course will be added during the registration process.  

Course Fees are:

Students registered in 2016-17: £95
LU and LSU Staff, Alumni, Campus Partner Staff and Concessions (pensioners, job seekers etc) registered in 2016-17: £125
General Public registered in 2016-17: £155
Students: £125
LU and LSU Staff, Alumni, Campus Partner Staff and Concessions (pensioners, job seekers etc): £155
General Public: £185
Discount for anyone registered in 2016-17:£30 (already applied to the returner rates above). No more than one discount can be applied per year.

Any refunds should be requested in writing to languages@lboro.ac.uk by Friday 13th October at 4 pm. A £20 fee will be applied.



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Course Dates

10th October 2017 – 8th May 2018

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Course Leader

Maki Ueda-Rabone
Course Description

Teaching is communicative with regular opportunities for pair and group-work. Class work emphasises listening, speaking and the practice of sentence structure; self-study consists of reviewing work done in class and practising language skills as advised by the tutor.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Small talk about yourself and others
  • Numbers, time and dates
  • Telephoning
  • Shopping
  • Ordering food
  • Giving directions
  • Talking about your activities
  • Describing things and people

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Read and write Japanese Kana (Hiragana & Katakana) and recognise a few Kanji
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others
  • Tell and ask the time and business hours
  • Go shopping
  • Order food and drinks
  • Talk about existence and the location of people and things
  • Talk about your schedule (when/where/with whom/by what)
  • Talk about your activities
  • Describe people and things (appearance, atmosphere, character, etc)


N.B.: The practice of writing and reading Japanese letters is not dealt with in class; it relies on self-study with the tutor’s support.

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