10 Week Taster Course

Are you planning to visit Japan during the cherry blossom season? Would you like to communicate with Japanese people by saying more than just Arigatoo (Thank you)?

This is a practical course, designed for absolute beginners, where you will develop basic speaking and listening skills in Japanese. Additionally, you will discuss about Japanese culture and share your experiences based on the class topics (Greetings, Food, Towns and Shopping) to deepen your knowledge of Japan.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • exchange basic greetings
  • give a simple self-introduction
  • order food and drinks
  • ask for directions while looking at a map
  • ask questions while shopping…etc.
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Japanese scripts (hiragana and katakana) are introduced for the purpose of pronunciation, but not covered in this course.
This is a suitable ‘warm-up’ course if you are considering learning Japanese in the long-term.


Date &
Monday class: *Full
30 January – 3 April (10 lessons) 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Teacher: TBA

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008
*Lift access to level 4 (No escalators)

Course Fee: $320 for new applicants ($300 for Japan Foundation, Sydney member)
* The course fee does not include the textbook. 
* A textbook fee of $15 will be charged together with the course fee.
* The textbook will be issued on the first day of class.
Textbook: まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう 
国際交流基金  三修社
Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities 
The Japan Foundation. 
Published by Sanshusha 
ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2
Class Size: Min: 7 / Max: 14 participants
* In the case where enrolments do not reach the minimum number of 7 people, the class may be cancelled.
Minimum Age: 18 years
  * Alternatively, you can submit a Word or PDF version of your application form via e-mail
Application Form 2017
Application Form 2017
Terms and Conditions 2017
Submit to: jcourse@jpf.org.au
Please note that applications are taken on a first-come-first-served basis.
Contact: jcourse@jpf.org.au