Applications for Term 4, 2016:

- Term 4 will start on October 10

For all course level checks and class availabilities please send enquiries to jcourse@jpf.org.au.

 
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Our language courses offer you the opportunity to develop your communicative competence in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This is achieved through class interaction and active participation in tasks using Japanese. Classes are conducted mainly in Japanese.

Our language courses are designed based on the JF Standard.
What is the JF Standard?
 
Japanese Language Courses
Term Schedules
Course Structure
 
Term Schedules for 2016
 
Term 1 1 Feb - 9 Apr Term 2 26 Apr - 2 Jul
Term 3 18 Jul - 24 Sep Term 4 10 Oct – 17 Dec
 
Course Structure for Term 4, 2016
 
1. Evening Course (6pm – 8pm)
One Year (Four Term) Course
Starter (Mon / Wed)    
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, such as family and oneself.
  • understand and use simple phrases and sentences in areas of immediate need.
  • recognise familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices.
  • write simple isolated phrases and sentences.
Term 4


In Term 4 of the Starter course, we aim to cover Lessons 15 to 18 of “Marugoto. Nyūmon A1 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in Starter Japanese”.
Topic: “Shopping” , “Holidays and days off 2”

Dates

Monday class: 10 October – 12 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Yukiko Watanabe
Wednesday class: 12 October – 14 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Keiko Nishiyama

Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, りかい
国際交流基金
三修社
2013.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05753-9
Term Fee
$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

*
Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Starter A1) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.
 
 
Elementary 1 (Mon / Wed)   
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • handle very short social exchanges on topics pertinent to one’s everyday life.
  • use a series of phrases and sentences to talk in simple terms about one’s family, living conditions, educational background and present/recent job
  • find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements
  • write about things that one did, places one went to on a particular day in a series of simple phrases and sentences
Term 4


In Term 4 of the Elementary 1 course, we aim to cover Lessons 15 to 18 of “Marugoto. Shokyuu1 A2 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in elementary Japanese”

Topic: “Staying healthy” and “Celebration”

Dates

Monday class: 10 October – 12 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Kaoru Murn
Wednesday class: 12 October – 14 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Shoko Ono

Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, かつどう
国際交流基金 2014

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, りかい
国際交流基金 2014

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation

ISBN: 978-4-384-05754-6

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.

ISBN: 978-4-384-05755-3
Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Elementary 1. A2) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

 
 
Elementary 2 (Tue / Thu)    

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.
  • describe one’s routine, work, learning experience, etc. in a simple list of points.
  • find specific information in simple everyday material such as simple personal letters, brochure, etc.
  • write short, simple messages and fill in application forms in areas of immediate need.
Term 4


In Term 4 of Elementary 2 course, we aim to cover Lessons 15 to 18 of “Marugoto. Shokyuu2 A2 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in elementary Japanese”.

Topic: “Life and eco-friendly activities” and “People’s lives”

Dates
Tuesday class: 11 October – 13 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher:
Kaoru Murn
Thursday class:
13 October – 15 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Keiko Nishiyama
Textbook

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級2. A2, かつどう
国際交流基金
2014

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級2. A2, りかい
国際交流基金
2014

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation

ISBN: 978-4-384-05756-0

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.

ISBN: 978-4-384-05757-7

Term Fee
$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member)
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount) 

*
Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Elementary 2. A2) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.
 
 
Pre-Intermediate (Tue / Thu)    

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • enter unprepared into a conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
  • understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • understand the description of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts
  • write short, simple messages and fill in application forms in areas of immediate need
  • use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their family and the people around them, living conditions , etc
Term 4


In Term 4 of Pre-Intermediate course, we aim to cover topic 7 to 9 of “Marugoto. Syochukyu A2/B1 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in pre-intermediate Japanese“.

Topic: “Talking about personal problems” , “Problems when travelling” and “Looking for a job”

Dates

Tuesday class: 11 October – 13 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher:
Keiko Nishiyama

Thursday class: 13 October – 15 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Makiko Hachisuka

Textbook

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初中級. A2/B1 
国際交流基金 
2015

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1
The Japan Foundation 

ISBN: 978-4-384-05758-4 

Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member)
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount) 

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $20 will be charged together with the course fee. 
The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.
 
 
Intermediate (Wed)   

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • enter unprepared into a conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
  • understand the description of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts
  • understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, including speech heard on media such as radio, TV programmes, etc.
  • write straightforward, cohesive texts on topics that are familiar, or of personal interest
  • connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and past events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and state clear reasons and explanations related to one’s opinions and plans
Term 4


In Term 4 of Intermediate course, we aim to cover topic 8 and 9 of “Marugoto. Chukyu1 B1 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in intermediate Japanese“.

Topic: “Convenient gadgets” and “Traditional festivals”

Dates

Wednesday class: 12 October – 14 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Makiko Hachisuka
Textbook

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 中級1. B1.
国際交流基金 (試用版)
2014
*This book is not distributed commercially.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate. B1
The Japan Foundation
[Trial use edition]
* This book is not distributed commercially.

ISBN: 978-4-87540-166-7

Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member)
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount) 

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $20 will be charged together with the course fee. 
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

 
 
Pre-Advanced (Tue)  
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • understand articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints
  • sustain one’s opinion in discussion by providing relevant explanations and comments
  • develop a clear argument, expanding and supporting his/her points of view at some length with subsidiary points and relevant examples
  • synthesise information and arguments from a number of sources
Term 4


In Term 4 of the Pre-Advanced course, we aim to cover Lesson 15 (「 ) かい)と私の国の )らい) 」) during the first 5 weeks. We will use original materials during the last 5 weeks (That is, no textbook will be used).

Dates

Tuesday class: 11 October – 13 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Yukiko Watanabe
Textbook

上級へのとびら : コンテンツとマルチメディアで学ぶ日本語
岡まゆみ 他
くろしお出版 
2009

Tobira, gateway to advanced Japanese : learning through content and multimedia 
Mayumi Oka … [et al.]
Published by Kuroshio Publishers
2009

ISBN: 978-4-87424-447-0

Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
Participants will be required to obtain the textbook themselves.

 
 
Advanced (Thu)  

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • scan quickly through long and complex texts, locating relevant details
  • express his/her ideas and opinions with precision, present and respond to complex lines of argument convincingly
  • write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to his/her field of interest, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources
  • summarise a wide range of factual and imaginative texts, commenting on and discussing contrasting points of view and the main themes
Term 4


The advanced course will continue discussing developments in Japanese language and literature, as well as exploring short stories, and focussing on current affairs.

Topic: TBC

Dates

Thursday class: 13 October – 15 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Shoko Ono
Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

 
10 Week Taster  (Mon)   
Are you planning to visit Japan? Would you like to communicate with Japanese people by saying more than just Arigatoo (Thank you)?

This is a practical course, designed for absolute beginners, where you will develop basic speaking and listening skills in Japanese. Additionally, you will discuss about Japanese culture and share your experiences based on the class topics (Greetings, Food, Towns and Shopping) to deepen your knowledge of Japan.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • exchange basic greetings
  • give a simple self-introduction
  • order food and drinks
  • ask for directions while looking at a map
  • ask questions while shopping…etc.
Note:
- Japanese scripts (hiragana and katakana) are introduced for the purpose of pronunciation, but not covered in this course.
- This is a suitable ‘warm-up’ course if you are considering learning Japanese in the long-term.
Date
Monday class: 10 October – 12 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Katie Froggatt
Course Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 

* The course fee does not include the textbook. 
* A textbook fee of $15 will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2
 
 
2. Morning Course (10am – 12pm)
One Year (Four Term) Course
Starter (Sat)    
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, such as family and oneself.
  • understand and use simple phrases and sentences in areas of immediate need.
  • recognise familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices.
  • write simple isolated phrases and sentences.
Term 4



In Term 4 of the Starter course, we aim to cover Lessons 15 to 18 of “Marugoto. Nyūmon A1 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in Starter Japanese”.

Topic: “Shopping” , “Holidays and  days off 2”

Dates
Saturday class: 15 October – 17 December (10 lessons)
Teacher:
Shoko Ono
Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, りかい
国際交流基金
三修社
2013.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05753-9
Term Fee
$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

*
Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Starter A1) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.
 
 
Starter - Second Term (Tue)    
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, such as family and oneself.
  • understand and use simple phrases and sentences in areas of immediate need.
  • recognise familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices.
  • write simple isolated phrases and sentences.
Second Term


In the second term of Starter course, we aim to cover Lessons 5, 6, 8, and 9 of “Marugoto. Nyūmon A1 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course” in Starter Japanese”.

Topic: “Food”, “Home” and “Daily life”

Dates
Tuesday class: 11 October – 13 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher:
Hiromi Nishimoto
Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, りかい
国際交流基金
三修社
2013.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05753-9
Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Elementary 1. A2) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

 
Elementary 1 - Second Term (Wed)   
This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • handle very short social exchanges on topics pertinent to one’s everyday life.
  • use a series of phrases and sentences to talk in simple terms about one’s family, living conditions, educational background and present/recent job
  • find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements
  • write about things that one did, places one went to on a particular day in a series of simple phrases and sentences
Second Term


In the second term of Elementary 1 course, we aim to cover Lessons 5, 6, 9, and 10 of “Marugoto. Shokyuu1 A2 : Nihon no kotoba to bunka – An integrated course in elementary Japanese“.

Topic: “My town” and “Languages and cultures of other countries”

Dates
Wednesday class: 12 October – 14 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher:
Kaoru Murn
Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, かつどう
国際交流基金 2014

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, りかい
国際交流基金 2014

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation

ISBN: 978-4-384-05754-6

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation.

ISBN: 978-4-384-05755-3
Term Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 
$280 for continuing participants (with early-bird discount)

* Course fee does not include textbooks.
* For the first enrolment, a textbook fee of $25 (two volumes of “MARUGOTO” textbooks Elementary 1. A2) will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

 
10 Week Taster (Thu / Sat)  
Are you planning to visit Japan? Would you like to communicate with Japanese people by saying more than just Arigatoo (Thank you)?

This is a practical course, designed for absolute beginners, where you will develop basic speaking and listening skills in Japanese. Additionally, you will discuss about Japanese culture and share your experiences based on the class topics (Greetings, Food, Towns and Shopping) to deepen your knowledge of Japan.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • exchange basic greetings
  • give a simple self-introduction
  • order food and drinks
  • ask for directions while looking at a map
  • ask questions while shopping…etc.
Note:
- Japanese scripts (hiragana and katakana) are introduced for the purpose of pronunciation, but not covered in this course.
- This is a suitable ‘warm-up’ course if you are considering learning Japanese in the long-term.
Date

Monday class: 13 October – 15 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Hiromi Nishimoto

Thursday class: 15 October – 17 December 2016 (10 lessons)
Teacher: Yukiko Watanabe
Course Fee

$320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member) 

* The course fee does not include the textbook. 
* A textbook fee of $15 will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.

Textbook
まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社
2013

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation.
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2