Japanese 1 Weekend Immersion

Weekend full immersion course for beginners, focusing on practical Japanese skills which are useful for travelers and businesspeople. Build your confidence and make the most of your dealings with Japanese people. No previous knowledge of the language is required. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to conduct some small talk: introduce yourself, talk about your family and your job. A great introduction to the Japanese language and culture.

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This short, but intensive course for beginners gives you a great feel for Japanese language and culture. It focuses on the kind of everyday language which is needed by travellers and businesspeople alike. And because it’s held at the weekend, it can easily be fitted in around busy weekday schedules!

You will be surprised how much you can learn in such a short period of time.

We look at four topics:
  • Introductions: this is your introduction to Japanese – and the spot where you learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese!
  • Countries and languages: learn how to tell someone where you come from and the language you speak. And ask them some questions about where they come from and the language they speak!
  • Jobs: find out how to say something about your job – and again, ask questions.
  • Family: exchange some basic information about people in the family.
Along the way, you’ll also cover numbers and various other short language points and cultural tips which will be of real practical use.

By the end of the course, we aim to have everyone able to give a short presentation in which they tell someone else, in Japanese, something about their life and background.

This course is designed for adult beginners with no previous knowledge of Japanese. It’s held from 9.30am to 12.30pm, on a Saturday and a Sunday. The maximum class size is 15.

For a more comprehensive introduction to the Japanese language, the Euroasia Level 1 Japanese course covers a lot of the points presented in the weekend intensive course – and much more. It can usually be taken shortly after the intensive course. People who’ve taken the introductory course first find that they have a really useful headstart when they go on to take the full-length course.