|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.
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:
- Kana Mind (for Android)
- Nihongo no kana (for iOS)
- or search on Quizlet.com or Memrise.com for ‘hiragana’ or ‘katakana’.
Several Quizlet sets are available to help you learn vocabulary from the textbook.
What will you learn?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The book might be hard to find, but our teacher can order it for you. You can indicate you would like us to order the book during your (online) enrollment. You will then receive the book during the first lesson.
- Level 0>A1
Marugoto - Starter (A1) Katsudoo
ISBN (the Netherlands): 978-3-8754-8707-7
ISBN (Japan): 978-4-3840-5752-2
approx. € 20
- Level A1>A2
Marugoto - Elementary 1 (A2) KatsudooISBN (Nederland): 9783875487138
ISBN (Japan): 9784384057546
approx. € 20
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.
‘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.
At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.
A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.
|Last modified:||14 February 2020 09.33 a.m.|