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Duration: 26 contact hours (in 13 weeks)
Studyload: Each week: 2 contact hours (including a break) and 2 hours of independent study

The Japanese language courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre will introduce students to the Japanese language or build on knowledge and skills already present. The emphasis will be on communication in everyday situations in relation to Japanese culture. In addition, attention will be paid to grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


CEFR level Period Day Time Registration
0>A1 26 February - 3 June 2020 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 closed
A1>A2 25 February - 9 June 2020 Tuesday 20:00 - 22:00 closed
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Student Discount Full
0 > A1 (26 hours)

€ 230

€ 340 € 370
A1 > A2 (26 hours) € 230 € 340 € 370
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105

Course Description and Levels

  • Level 0>A1 is for participants who do not speak Japanese at all, as well as those who want to refresh their basic knowledge of the language.
  • Level A1>A2 is for participants who have followed the 0>A1 course or have a similar level.

In the CEFR level 0>A1 course, Japanese kana characters (hiragana and katakana, about 100 characters) will be introduced. In the course A1>A2, only Japanese characters will be used. This means you must be able to read kana if you are planning to join the A1>A2 course. You do not have to be able to write kanacharacters.

Independent study materials

Good independent study materials for learning kana are available online / for smartphones, such as:

Several Quizlet sets are available to help you learn vocabulary from the textbook.

What will you learn?

0>A1: Marugoto A1 Katsudoo contents
A1>A2: Marugoto A2 Katsudoo contents

Japanese Language Assessment Form

Do you want to go abroad for an internship or for an exchange? If you have taken one of our Japanese courses, our teacher can fill in the official 'Japanese Language Assessment Form' for you so as to indicate you current CEFR level. The price is € 50. If you want to order the form, please send an e-mail to

Language of Instruction

The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the Japanese course is taught in Dutch or English (depending on the group composition). The course material is in English.

Course Material

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

  • Level 0>A1
    Marugoto - Starter (A1) Katsudoo
    ISBN (the Netherlands): 978-3-8754-8707-7
    ISBN (Japan): 978-4-3840-5752-2
  • Level A1>A2
    Marugoto - Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo
    ISBN (Nederland): 9783875487138  
    ISBN (Japan): 9784384057546

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course

It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

Student workload

‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

Last modified:11 June 2020 10.27 a.m.
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