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Japanese beginner 1 and 2

Learn Hiragana chart, Katakana chart, basic kanjis and, more importantly, speaking up in  Japanese with confidence. 

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Purpose of the course

The purpose is to enable students to communicate in Japanese at a basic level. Students will develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 


Japanese Beginner 1 – 6 weeks course

  • Greetings and self-introduction.
  • Hiragana Chart 
  • Numbers, prices, time expressions, days of the week, months.
  • Countries, nationalities and languages.
  • Positive/Negative Noun Sentences and question forms.
  • Tips for cultural awareness.

Japanese Beginner 2 – 6 weeks course

  • Katakana Chart
  • Jobs, travel, transport.
  • Verb sentences.
  • Present, future and past tenses.
  • Daily routines.
  • Invitations.
  • Kanji (20 kanji)
Contents are indicative and will be customised according to student needs . Learning process is supported with audiovisual teaching methods. You will be practising every new information with your classmates through role plays, games and other classroom activities. 


Students will be able to talk and ask about daily routines, invite their friends, do shopping, and ask their way on public transport as well as learning Hiragana, Katakana and Basic Kanjis.

Students will receive a certificate of completion and will be advised for further learning opportunities.


Course book: Minna no Nihongo (Shokyu 1) 

Other material: Minna no Nihongo 1 Translation & Grammatical Notes

Basic Kanji Book 500 Vol.1

cancellation policy

Please, read carefully our cancellation policy:

  • You can cancel any private tuition or course up to 14 days upon purchase.
  • Cancellations for any private tuition or course have to be done 14 days before start date.
For example, if you buy a course on the 1st of July you will be able to cancel it by the 14th of July. However, do not forget that your private tuition or course has to be cancelled 14 days in advance to the start date.

students say...

Yekta is a very skilled, professional and patient Japanese teacher. She analyses accurately the needs and goals of her students and builds a tailored program to help them succeed.
Francesco Bovo
Product Manager
What I like most is that from the beginning to the end of the lesson, she speaks entirely in Japanese, even explaining words I don’t understand in Japanese until we get it.
Kirsty Rider

Why Japanese?

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