Learn Japanese

Richmond will be running the following two programmes in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters (subject to the course meets the quorum requirement).

Beginner Level Course: Japanese Language & Culture I-1 (Fall 2018)
Beginner Level Course: Japanese Language & Culture I-2 (Spring 2019)

More information is available below on each programme.

Contact the Centre for Modern Language

Email: cml@richmond.ac.uk
Phone: 020 8332 8283.

Beginner Level Course: Japanese Language and Culture I-1

Date: 25 September – 27 November 2018 (no class on 23 Oct 2018), Tuesdays
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Kensington campus
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is an introductory course to Japanese language, with an integrated approach to the Japanese language and Japanese culture. While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon key structures and vocabularies, reading typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji and some writing are an integral part of the course. The course will introduce about 20 essential speech patterns with over 100 kanji and 150 words, with which the participants should be able to communicate in a limited range of contexts in everyday life and classroom situation.

What you will learn

  • Greetings and introducing oneself and others
  • Describing objects 1(pronouns)
  • Describing locations I (pronouns)
  • Talking about daily routine
  • Talking about where and how to go some place
  • Making suggestions
  • Exchanging objects

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for interested learners who have no or limited knowledge of Japanese.

Entry Requirements
No prior knowledge of Japanese is required.

Fees

£ 245.00

Beginner Level Course: Japanese Language and Culture I-2

Date: Tuesdays 29 Jan – 9 April 2019 (no class on 25 Feb 2019)
Duration: 10 Week Programme
Venue: Kensington campus
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Course level: Beginner
Type of Course: Evening, Short Course (not for credit)

This is the second part of the introductory course to Japanese language, with an integrated approach to the Japanese language and Japanese culture. While the course primarily focuses on oral communication based upon key structures and vocabularies, reading typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji and some writing are an integral part of the course. The course will introduce another 20 essential speech patterns with over 100 kanji and 150 words, with which the participants should be able to communicate in a limited range of contexts in everyday life and classroom situation.

What you will learn

  • Describing objects II (adjectives)
  • Talking about what one likes and dislikes, can and cannot
  • Describing locations II (there be)
  • Numbers
  • Talking about and comparing weather and seasons
  • Describing what one wants to do
  • Telling one’s intention, commanding

Who should apply

This short course is ideal for the learners who have completed Japanese Language and Culture I-1 or some prior knowledge of Japanese.

Entry Requirements

See above. If you have learned Japanese and are interested in joining the course, please contact Centre for Modern Languages (cml@richmond.ac.uk) for an assessment.

Fees

£ 245.00