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JAPANESE COURSE MELBOURNE

...we offer support classes for VCE and JLPT students. Other courses include Kids’ Japanese Language, Travel, Culture and On-line classses. Off- campus lessons and courses are available to organisations and businesses. Please contact the office for more information.

Beginner

We have five terms for beginner course, Beginner A, B, C, D, E. On completion of Beginner course, students can conduct daily conversations and recognize at least 100 words, we also encourage and teach students how to write characters as well.

A

B

C

D

E

  • Classroom Japanese
  • Greetings
  • Introduce yourself and other people (name, nationality, occupation etc) and particle 'mo'for 'also'
  • Statement sentences
  • Hiragana Reading & Writing
  • Numbers (0~100)
  • Read the time
  • Demonstrative pronoun (this/that・here/there)
  • One’s possession/property/belongings (A’s B)
  • shopping activity (conversation)
  • Asking for phone number
  • Asking for the location
  • Able to describe what to eat and drink (& some more basic actions,with particle 'o'for direct object and particle 'to' for &), and where the actions take place. (with the particle 'de'for the place where the action is taken place)
  • Momentary actions or the movement with verbs and particle 'ni'
  • Present Perfect; "Mou...", "Madadesu"
  • Invitation for meal, drink, and some more actions
  • Katakana Reading & Writing
  • Read the time (years/months/dates/days/hours/minutes)
  • Momentary actions or the movement with verbs and particle 'kara&made'
  • Numbers
  • Particle used with verbs; ('de' for places/with/in, 'e' for direction of movement, 'to' for with, 'mo' for negative sentence etc...)
  • Adjective sentences (present /past tense)
  • Like/dislike, be good/bad at
  • The reason with the cause, and the effect resulted upon
  • Desire (Verbs you want to do with 'tai')
  • Indicating things you want or want done using 'hoshii'
  • Going for some purpose (V-ni ikimasu(go)/kimasu(come)/kaerimasu(return))
  • something and nothing
  • Location words
  • Particle used with verbs; ('ni'+'ga' for place people/things existence, 'wa'+'ga' for possession )
  • Counter words
  • Comparizon
  • Time Duration / cost & Frequency
  • Reading prices
  • Verb group
  • Te-form
  • Te-form; Making a request
  • Offering help
  • Te-form; Present progressive action and habitual action
  • Te-form; Current status
  • Te-form; Express a sequence of actions
  • Te-form; Present Perfect
  • Te-form; Ask permission to do something
  • Te-form; Forbid someone to do something
  • Adjective; describing a person's physical apparence and attribute
  • Adjective+ te-form
  • Nai-form
  • Express duty or obligation 'have to do something' ' do not have to do something'
    • Dictionary form; potential sentetce
    • Dictionary form; gerund, such as 'like/dislike doing', 'be good at/bad at doing' , 'describing one's hobby', 'before doing something' etc
    • Ta-form
    • Ta-form; Express the fact that a person has experienced something before
    • Ta-form; Giving examples of events or actions
    • Describing a change in state "Adj+ Narimasu"
    • Plain style
    • Plain style; "I think...","...said."," Isn't it?"


Intermediate Course

We have five terms for Intermediate course, Intermediate A, B, C, D, E. On completion of Intermediate course, students can read passages and conduct long and deep conversations in daily life.

A

B

C

D

E

  • "If "and "When"
  • Forming modifying clauses
  • Describing the actions of giving and receiving services
  • Making hypothetical statement 
  • Expressing ideas that run contrary to expectation
  • Asking doe and offering explanations
  • Expressing potentiality
  • Describing simultaneous actions
  • Giving more than two reasons
  • Transitive/Intransitive verbs
  • Indicating an action or event with regretm, or which has been completed
  • Describing actions done or to be done in preparation for the future
  • Volitional form
  • Expressing volition "I am thinking about..."
  • Present Perfect
  • Expressing intention
  • Making strong suggestions 
  • Makins a guess or a prediction
  • Expressing suppositions 
  • Prohibitive form
  • Imperative form
  • In the way... /Same as...
  • After...
  • Indicating means or attendant circumstances
  • Making conditional statements
  • Expressing purpose 
  • Describing change: changes coming into effect
  • Expressing that someone continuously makes efforts to do something
  • Passive structures
  • Giving a reason
  • Forming indirect questions
  • Try doing something
  • Honorific expressions /giving and receiving
  • Expressing causes of or reasons for situations or outcomes
  • Expresssing aim of the items
  • Expressing amounts the speaker estimates
  • Expressing very large amountsof something
  • Conveying information gained elsewhere 
  • Going somewhere to do something and coming back


Advanced Course

We have five terms for Advance course, Advance A, B, C, D, E. On completion of advance course, students can express their own opinions in daily life and also some social issues, thus to conduct more confident communication with other people.

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B

C

D

E

  • Indicate that somethig is too much
  • Indicate that somethig is easy/difficult
  • Describing the change in condition or state, gerund
  • Expressing selection or decision
  • Adverbs (turned from adjectives)
  • Describing a hypothetical situation
  • Even though...
  • Indicate the temporal positon - Is about to/ is being now/ has just finished
  • Indicate the temporal positon - It happedned recently
  • Hearsay report
  • It looks like...
  • Causative verbs
  • Causative verb sentences- would you please let me do...?
  • Honorific Expressions
  • Polite request
  • Metaphorical expression
  • Gerund-nominalizing verbs
  • A is called B
  • B, which is called 'A'
  • What/When/How/Whoever...., No matter how...
  • Making hypothetical statement
  • Descrbing the meanings
  • Describing the contents
  • Saying/telling/advicing/requesting someone to do something
  • It looks like...
  • Causative verb sentences- would you please let me do...? 2
  • Making decision/ Describing one's habit
  • Describing the plan, rules, decisions which made by others.
  • Expressing a wish; I want some to ...
  • Assumption
  • Hearsay report
  • Suffix "no"
  • Completion/Regret (Casual form)
  • Causative-passive sentences
  • Suffix "de aru"
  • Suspended form
  • Describing the feeling/ desire of third person
  • Changing a sentence/phrase into a subject or object
  • Reflexive pronoun
  • Assumption/advice
  • Describing the location
  • About to do ...
  • Assmption
  • The use of particle "no"
  • Assumption
  • B, which is called 'A'
  • Plan to do something
  • Only... nothing but...
  • Showing examples
  • Expressing the change
  • Expressing the movement
  • Express duty or obligation
  • Just/only...
  • Suffix "kana"
  • Emphasising an expected feeling or negative feeling.
  • Expressing feeling of surprise and admiration
  • Causative/Causative-passive sentences
  • When it comes to...


JLPT Class

JLPT N1 – N5 support courses are available

What is JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (formerly Association of International Education, Japan) since 1984.

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.

JIC JLPT support course cover reading, listening, grammar and vocabulary / Kanji.


VCE Support Class

VCE Japanese support course Level: Year 11 - Year 12

We have long history for supporting VCE Japanese. This course is covers SAC support, oral exam support. A teacher uses Japanese and English in a class room.


Travel Class

The course is comprised of interactive exercises designed to assist you in a wide variety of possible travel-related situations.

You will also learn basic Japanese culture and manners, which will help to prepare you and get more from your holiday.

Students will learn common phrases and expressions useful for travelling around Japan. For our last lesson, we will introduce the cities of your destination and their unique cultures.

Overview

  • Introducing yourself
  • Asking for location of goods
  • Asking for price
  • Acceptance/refusal
  • Asking for a table
  • Ordering food
  • Asking for toilets/conveniences
  • Giving preferences
  • Giving compliments/opinions
  • Catching public transport
  • Giving destination (taxi)
  • Asking for time/destination (at the station/bus terminal)
  • Buying train tickets
  • Asking where’s the nearest…


Kids Class

Our Kids Japanese Classes are designed to teach the language through rhymes, pictures, games, songs, role-plays and cultural activities. Our lessons are aimed to trigger their curiosity and enhance their learning. Come and meet our fantastic teachers who are experienced in teaching young learners in a way that makes studying exciting and fun!

‘The direct method’ is not necessarily used in Private Lessons. Please note we offer support classes for VCE and JLPT students. Other courses include Kids’ Japanese Language, Travel, Culture and On-line classses. Off- campus lessons and courses are available to organisations and businesses. Please contact the office for more information.