Japanese Course Hong Kong
Learn Japanese in Hong Kong:
Beginner level (equivalent to the level for JLPT N5), 100-150 hours
- 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.
Course syllabus for Japanese course for beginners (for references)
- Learning Japanese alphabets – Hiragana & Katakana
- Learning basic Kanjis
- Daily greetings
- Please give me this.
- Would you like to watch a baseball match?
- Is there anyone here?
- How was the festival?
- Please separate the bill.
- I would like to go to Umeda.
- My family
- What is your hobby?
- What should we do during the summer holiday?
- Could you help me?
Intermediate level (equivalent to the level for JLPT N4), 100-150 hours
- 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.
Course syllabus for intermediate Japanese course (for references)
- Where should I throw the rubbish?
- Booking ticket
- I think I am sick.
- Please ask the travel agency.
- Tidying up my room
- Sorry for being late.
- Can I leave my luggage here?
- He seems to be nice.
- Although I have been practicing hard…
- We are supposed to be arriving there soon.
- She is probably engaged.
- Please give my best regards.
- I like to watch the stars.
Benefits of learning Japanese:
As a neighbouring country, Japan has been one of the most influential countries to the society of Hong Kong in a large extent. Not only in terms of economic, but also Japanese culture. This influence is very easy to be observed in the daily lives in Hong Kong. Learning Japanese helps learner to understand more about the local’s social etiquette, the way of life and thinking, most importantly communicating with Japanese people. There might be many misunderstandings and stereotypes encountering the cultural differences, but through learning their language and culture, these problems would be solved und understood by individuals.
Mainly following the syllabus of the international JLPT standard, the teaching of Japanese would be hold in a communicative way, in order to allow learners understand both the language and the culture of Japan. Another alternative would be suiting the learner’s needs and levels, so to adjust the teaching and learning.
Japanese learners should get more in touch with the language on their own outside the class. More listening practices could be obtained through online videos and films. Learners can also merge oneself into an environment where one can receive connection to Japanese culture, for example attending Japanese-related events or simply having Japanese food. Self-motivation and revision are important for learning a language successfully.