Basic Japanese A1.1 (Saturday)
Japanese Language Course Year 2019
12 lessons of 2.5 hours, total 30 hours per semester.
No Class on Public Holidays for Kuala Lumpur
First Intake: March Intake
Level Offered: Basic Japanese A1.1
Second Intake: June 2019
Level Offered: Basic Japanese A1.1
Every Saturday 2pm - 4:30pm
Dates: 15 June – 7 Sep 2019
Third Intake: September 2019
Level Offered: Basic Japanese A1.1, Basic Japanese A1.2, Elementary Japanese A2.1
Every Saturday 2:30pm – 5pm
Dates: 21 Sep – 14 Dec 2019
(b) Venue: 182-1A. Jalan Tun HS Lee, 50000, Kuala Lumpur. (direct opposite of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, upper floor. Entry from the side corner)
- Saturday Class
Course Fee: RM 600
Textbooks: RM 100 (Marugoto Ikai and Maruguto Katsudoo) (Original Textbooks)
Materials: RM 50
Registration after deadline: additional RM 100 (extra cost for separate order of materials and course preparation)
(d) Teacher is native Japanese speakers, with relevant experience and qualification in language teaching. (guaranteed)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Nihon University, Japan); Bachelor of Fine & Performing Arts (University of Tennessee, USA); Literature Theatre (Japan); Actors Training Course/Asian Synthetic Theatre Methodology (TTRP, Singapore); Child Education Teaching License (Seitoku University, Japan)
Working experience: Theatre director, Radio Drama Actor, Film and TV Actor, Educator
(e) suitable for those who are interested to learn Japan for academic, arts, business, daily conversational and cultural learning purposes. This course is communicative-centred.
This course also prepares you for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). JLPT is a standardized criterion-referenced test to evaluate and certify Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers, covering language knowledge, reading ability, and listening ability.
Please fill in the registration form and make all fees payable to: HIBISCUS ACADEMY, Public Bank: 3812949105. Please send the bank slip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class will only be commenced when there are minimum 6 students. If the class cannot be started due to insufficient number of students, the class commencement date will be delayed for maximum one month to see whether there will be any other students joining. If the class cannot be started, all the fees will be refund to you.
May Intake: 22 Feb 2019
June Intake: 27 May 2019
Sep Intake: 2 Sep 2019
Basic Japanese A1.1 – 30 hours
Basic Japanese A1.2 – 30 hours
Basic Japanese A1.3 – 30 hours
Elementary Japanese A2.1 – 30 hours
Elementary Japanese A2.2 – 30 hours
Elementary Japanese A2.3 – 30 hours -> eligible to take JLPT N5 exam.
…and next level is intermediate and more to go…
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The JLPT has five levels: N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. The easiest level is N5 and the most difficult level is N1.
N4 and N5 measure the level of understanding of basic Japanese mainly learned in class. N1and N2 measure the level of understanding of Japanese used in a broad range of scenes in actual everyday life. N3 is a bridging level between N1/N2 and N4/N5.
Linguistic competence required for the JLPT is expressed in terms of language activities, such as Reading and Listening, as shown in the table below. While not noted in the table, Language Knowledge, such as Vocabulary and Grammar, is also required for successful execution of these activities.
A summary of linguistic competence required for each level
The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.
- ・One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents.
- ・One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.
- ・One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.
The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.
- ・One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents.
- ・One is also able to read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers.
- ・One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. One is also able to understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials.
The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.
- ・One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics.
- ・One is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.
- ・In addition, one is also able to read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid one’s understanding.
- ・One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships among the people involved.
The ability to understand basic Japanese.
- ・One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.
- ・One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.
The ability to understand some basic Japanese.
- ・One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.
- ・One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly.