january, 2019

2019mon14jan(jan 14)6:00 pmmon25mar(mar 25)7:30 pmCourse startedJapanese: Beginners - Term 2Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks


January 14 (Monday) 6:00 pm - March 25 (Monday) 7:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

10 weeks

Book a place on the course

£83 (£50) - Bookings are reserved for re-enrollers until 10th December - for further information call the office on 01223 712340

Price £83.00 (£50.00)

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Course details

Brief Description

This course will build upon the basics of the Japanese language learnt in the first term, you will continue 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.
To complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to both terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

This is the second term, you should have approx. 15 hours experience covering the following:
• use greetings, make introductions, and give personal information
• order drinks and snacks at a coffee shop
• offer someone a drink …. and to accept or refuse
• ask for and give directions
• find out about places and how to get there
• read and write Hiragana and Katakana

Learning Outcomes:

In the Spring course (10 weeks) you will have the opportunity to learn how to:
• 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
• ask about public transport
• take a taxi

In the Summer course (10 weeks) you will have the opportunity to learn how to:
• eat out
• talk about likes and dislikes
• ask about items on the menu and order a meal
• pay compliments
• deal with customs at the airport
• cope when feeling ill, visit a doctor or hospital

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

Textbook: “BBC Talk Japanese” ISBN: 978-1-40668-019-5
ISBN: 9784906224289 (approx. £6.00 from Amazon)
For the first session you will need to bring:
Textbook: “BBC Talk Japanese” ISBN: 978-1-40668-019-5 (approx. £10.00 from Amazon)

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

You will be ready for the Improvers course (after 3 terms of study).
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


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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