september, 2022

2022mon19sep(sep 19)6:30 pmmon28nov(nov 28)8:30 pmJapanese: Beginners 1£160 (£96 concession) Complete Beginners Japanese course in CambridgeParkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks


September 19 (Monday) 6:30 pm - November 28 (Monday) 8:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

This Japanese course is for absolute beginners to develop basic speaking and listening skills in everyday situations, to read and write Hiragana and Katakana as well as recognise some Kanji, to help you speak with confidence.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No experience needed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • use greetings, make introductions, and give personal information
  • recognise some signs and Kanji
  • go shopping, use the post office, or visit a department store, etc.
  • change money and ways of paying
  • find a hotel room (Western and Japanese style)
  • book ahead by phone
  • check in at reception
  • ask about facilities
  • find out about train times
  • buy tickets
  • take a taxi
  • eat out.

Extra costs on the course, for example text book, materials or equipment

Textbook: “BBC Talk Japanese” ISBN: 978-1-40668-011-9


For the first session you will need to have available:

Please do not purchase any books until you recieve confirmation. The tutor will photocopy handouts for the first session. After the first session please purchase the following textbook:  “BBC Talk Japanese” ISBN: 978-1-40668-011-9

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Wherever possible continuation courses will be offered. The beginners level runs for 3 terms. We only take payment for one term at a time, if you wish to continue you will be given the option to re-enrol later in the term.

After the 3 terms the college will offer an Improvers level.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£160 (£96 concession) Please contact the office on 01223 712340 to pay by card


Yukiko IsonoI have been teaching Japanese in the UK since 1980 and have developed Japanese teaching methods for adult learners. I am the author of “BBC Talk Japanese”.


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