These taster sessions are exactly what they say on the box: an opportunity to get a flavour of the Japanese language!
Starting off with a brief intro to the language and its background, we will go on to explore all sorts of fun facts, aspects of Japanese culture, useful phrases, and - most importantly - opportunities for you to try your hand at the language for yourself!
With 3 parts adding up to a total of 5 hours, you can choose whatever course length or combination suits you best.
What to Expect
Small groups: 3-5 students.
Classes held on either Skype or Zoom.
A dedicated, enthusiastic tutor and friendly, supportive atmosphere.
Comprehensive handouts and slides provided with each lesson.
Plenty of tips and insights from someone who has gone from zero to near-native fluency in Japanese.
Book the full 5hrs for 15% off or 3hrs for 10% off
Part 1 | 1hr
A brief intro to Japanese: learn about the origins of the language, its writing system and some basic facts about its structure.
Learn to write your name in rōmaji and katakana.
Basic greetings and self-introductions: learn useful phrases and practise introducing yourself to others.
Part 2 | 2hrs
Read and write Japanese: learn about Japanese writing systems and have a go at reading and writing hiragana, katakana and kanji.
Learn numbers 1-100 and find out about Japanese counting systems.
Extended self-introductions: learn to introduce more about yourself and others, including age, nationality and occupation.
Part 3 | 2hrs
Describing your routine: what are you doing today, tomorrow or on Friday at 3pm? Learn basic time phrases, verbs and grammatical particles ni and wo.
Questions: asking and answering. Learn how to address others, form questions and give answers in a natural manner.
Onomatopoeia and wasei eigo: discover some of the more unexpected parts of the Japanese language through games and activities sure to test your imagination.
Add-On | Study Tips and Q&A (30mins)
If the above isn't quite enough to sate your appetite, you may be interested this additional 30mins: a chance to find out more about recommended resources and methods for learning Japanese and to ask any extra questions you may have. This can simply be tagged on to the end of your final session (excluding where sessions end at 15:00 on a Saturday).
Reviews from Previous Students
'Well prepared, friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable...all the best you can get from an educator squeezed in one person! Highly recommended' (Ellie)
'Extremely dedicated tutor, the lessons were straight-forward and clear. Courses are tailored to everyone’s needs and capabilities and she is always very clear in her explanations. Would definitely recommend!!!' (Daniela)
'Our favourite things about the course were the ownership given to us and freedom to choose what we were most keen to learn. Also, clear handouts and materials used and a lovely relaxed and friendly tone and atmosphere. Lots of great insider knowledge about life in Japan too.' (Holly & Luke)
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