Course details

Thur 6-9pm AEST 28/07 - 10/11/2022 (IML Calendar)42 hours (14 x 3-hour sessions)UQ St Lucia CampusCourse fee: $599 (only $14.26/hour)

About Japanese Level 1A+B

Australia no minasan, konnichi wa!

New to Japanese study? Learn Japanese with experienced and passionate tutors in interactive classes at the UQ St Lucia campus or via Zoom video conferencing software. This communicative course is designed for learners who want to practise everyday conversation, reading and writing. Learn about the Japanese-speaking world! Interactive Japanese classes and qualified tutors will help you master the basics and prepare for further Japanese study.

IML recommends that students who have no knowledge of Japanese and are unfamiliar with Hiragana and Katakana scripts, also enrol into the Introduction to Hiragana and Katakana short course.

About IML Japanese Level 1A+B

Previous knowledge required: none. This course is suitable for absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of Japanese. 

Course level (CEFR): A1. See the IML Self-Assessment CEFR Level Guide for further information.

Course focus: speaking, reading, listening and writing skills.

Course content: See the Course content (PDF) for topics, language functions and structures taught in IML Japanese Level 1A+B classes.

Certification: An IML Statement of Attendance is available upon request for students who have attended at least 75% of the course.

Optional Assessment: An optional examination is available for Semester One (42 hour) courses, and an IML Statement of Proficiency is then issued. See the IML Optional Assessment page for more information.

Future study options: IML Japanese Level 2A+B.

Textbook:Banno E. et al. Genki 1 Textbook + CD. The Japan Times. (ISBN: 9784789017305) and Genki 1 Workbook + CD (ISBN: 9784789017312)  3rd edition.  Units 1-4.

This text can be purchased as an e-book  from  The Japan Times Book Club or Amazon Kindle. Search using the title of the textbook

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