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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 courses focus mainly on speaking and understanding Japanese. Grammar is not a goal in itself, but is used to support the language acquisition.

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.


Schedule and registration

Level 0 > A1 - start: 26 September

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. In this course, Japanese kana characters (hiragana and katakana, about 100 characters) will be introduced.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
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

Course Material   

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

  • Marugoto - Starter (A1) Katsudoo
    ISBN (the Netherlands): 978-3-8754-8707-7
    ISBN (Japan): 978-4-3840-5752-2
Level A1 > A1/A2 - start: 27 September

Level A1>A1/A2 is for participants who have followed the 0>A1 course or have a similar level. In the course A1>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>A1/A2 course. You do not have to be able to write kana characters.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
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?

A1>A1/A2: Marugoto A2 Katsudoo contents

Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Japanese course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

Course Material   

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

  • Marugoto - Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo
    ISBN (Nederland): 9783875487138  
    ISBN (Japan): 9784384057546
Level A1/A2 > A2

This course is intended for those who have taken the level A1 > A1/A2 Japanese course (formerly A1 > A2) at the Language Centre or who have reached a comparable level of proficiency. In the course A1/A2 > A2, only Japanese characters are used. Participants should then be able to read these characters. This means that participants must be able to read kana characters if they want to participate in the A1/A2 > A2 course. Being able to write Kana characters is not necessary, but it is useful if you can type Japanese on your computer.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
What will you learn?

Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Japanese course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

Course Material   

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

  • Marugoto - Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo
    ISBN (the Netherlands): 9783875487138  
    ISBN (Japan): 9784384057546
  • Marugoto - Elementary 2 (A2) Katsudoo
    ISBN (the Netherlands): 9783875487527
    ISBN (Japan): 9784384057560

Rates

Student Discount Full
€ 260 € 380 € 415
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105


Rosetta Stone

Use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, to keep working on your language skills during and after the course. This is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.


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studies

Are you going abroad for an internship or an exchange and did you receive the Japanese Language Assessment Form from the Japanese University to be filled in by a teacher? Our teacher can fill in the official form for you. The price is € 50. If you want to order the form, please send an e-mail to languagecentre@rug.nl.


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