Course Overview

 

Online Japanese Level 1 is a Beginners Japanese course for students who have never studied the Japanese language before. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Japanese language level test here, or check our level chart.

 

Our Online Japanese language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.

 

 

Course Content

 

Communication points

– Greeting people

– Introducing yourself and someone else

– Asking and giving personal details

– Shopping

– Locations

 

Grammar points

– Forming affirmative & negative sentences in present tense.

– Forming questions.

– Particles “wa”, “mo”, “ka” and “no

– The Ko, So, A, Do system of demonstrative words.

 

Examples

(1) Watashi wa Tanaka Yoshio desu. – I am Yoshio Tanaka.

(2) Suzuki san wa isha ja arimasen. – Ms Suzuki is not a doctor.

(3) Yamada san wa gakusei desuka. – Is Mr Yamada a student?

(4) Sasaki san mo gakusei desu. – Ms Sasaki is a student too.

(5) Kore wa hon desu. – This is a book.

(7) Kore wa kuruma no hon desu. – This is a book on cars.

(8) Sore wa watashi no pen desu. -That is my pen.

(9) Kono kaban wa watashi no desu. – This bag is mine.

(10) Koko wa ima desu. – This is a living room.

(11) Tokei wa asoko desu. – The clock is over there.

 

Vocabulary

– Leisure activities

– Numbers 0 – 10.000

– Professions

– Hiragana Alphabet

– Country and Nationality

– Family names

– Items in a department stores and office buildings

 

Based on: Course Book – Minna no Nihon-go Beginners Book 1*

Chapters 1 to 3

 

*Materials may be based on the coursebook but it is not required as teachers may use different resources.

 

Class Information

 

  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place via Zoom

 

Class Schedule

 

  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:

 

Tuesdays: 9th January – 27th February 2024

Wednesdays: 6th March – 1st May 2024*

Thursdays: 16th May – 4th July 2024

Mondays: 15th July – 2nd September 2024

Tuesdays: 17th September – 5th November

Wednesdays: 20th November 2024 – 22nd January 2025*

 

*There is a week’s break from 1st – 5th April 2024 due to the Easter holiday. The lesson will be rescheduled as agreed with the teacher and the course will still consist of 8 lessons. 

*There is a week’s break from 23rd December 2024 – 2nd January 2025 due to the Christmas holiday. The lesson will be rescheduled as agreed with the teacher and the course will still consist of 8 lessons. 

 

What do you need for an online class?

 

To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom

 

This language course includes:

 

  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources
  • Support and advice from Japanese language teachers
  • Japanese language study tips

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
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  3. Transfer
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  5. Insurance
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Online Japanese Level 1
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