This online course is for teachers with a basic level of Japanese who would like to build up their language skills. Through the course, you will develop a basic working knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures and build up your confidence and skills in using Japanese effectively in your classroom. This course is provided by the Japan Foundation Sydney.
Course fee: approx. £75 - £120 (Depending on language level and exchange rate)
Who can sign up?
Any teacher residing in the UK, Australia or New Zealand who has a basic knowledge of Japanese, and can read hiragana and katakana.
What level of Japanese is it suitable for?
Four stages are available. We recommend you take the “level check test” to make sure you choose the best level for you. Stage 1 (the easiest) is suitable for those who know hiragana and katakana. Stage 4 (the hardest) is about the same level at N5 (old Level 4) of the JLPT.
How does the course work?
Every week a new unit is uploaded. You will work through the unit at your own pace, and then complete your homework by the end of each week. Your homework will be marked and returned to you with helpful advice and comments from our Japanese Language Advisor.
Feedback from previous participants:
“I have really enjoyed it, the course content is useful as covers all areas of the Japanese language i.e. speaking, listening, reading, writing – lots of writing practice which is a challenge but good practice!”
“I really, really like the Production task, especially as you get some prompt feedback from the Language Advisor. Brilliant!”
NEW! 2014-15 Dates
- Session 1: 3 February – 28 March 2014 (Deadline to enrol: 27 January)
- Session 2: 31 March – 23 May 2014 (Deadline to enrol: 24 March)
- Session 3: 26 May – 18 July 2014 (Deadline to enrol: 19 May)
- Session 4: 21 July – 12 September 2014 (Deadline to enrol: 14 July)
- Session 5: 15 September– 7 November 2014 (Deadline to enrol: 8 September)
- Session 6: 24 November 2014 -23 January 2015 (Deadline to enrol: 17 November)
For more information and to enrol, please go to http://www.jpf.org.au/jbasic
3 February 2014
- 23 January 2015