Learn Japanese, Level 9+ St George & Sutherland Community College

Learn Japanese, Level 9+

All the SGSCC Japanese courses including this Level 9 are very practical communication courses. A communicative method is applied and a lot of interactive activities and actual classroom communication are used to develop your communication skills. The teacher of Level 9 does not use English in class unless it is necessary for some grammatical explanation.

The main grammar structures to practice in the first 8 weeks and the 2nd 8 weeks are listed below. You will also learn about 15 kanjis in Part 1, and 15 kanjis in Part 2. The Japanese cultural information relevant to language use is also provided throughout the course. In terms of grammar, vocabulary & kanji, the course is suitable for those who are trying to achieve N4 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and can read at least 150 kanjis.

Level 9+, approximately 4 1/2 year’s prior learning of the language necessary.
This language course is offered across 2 × 8 week terms.

Grammar structures to practice in Part 1:

  • Review of the learnt N5 & N4 grammar structures
  • "V-te shimau"
  • "Thing ga Transitive V-te aru"
  • "V-te oku"
  • New 15 kanjis from N4 Kanji book

Grammar structures to practice in Part 2:

  • V-volitional form + to omotteiru (review)
  • V-tsumori da (review)
  • V-ta hoo ga ii (review)
  • ~ deshoo (review)
  • ~ kamo shirenai
  • Command
  • V dic. + na!
  • ~ to yuu imi da
  • ~ to itte ita (review)
  • New 15 kanjis from N4 Kanji book

Please note the course schedule might be adjusted according to the learner’s progress.

Course Materials in Mayumi’s Class:

All course materials including Kanji practice book will be emailed to you on the first day. Please print them out and bring them to class from the 2nd week.

About the tutor:

Mayumi Tomi has been teaching Japanese at SGSCC since 2016. Mayumi was born in Fukuoka-city in Japan and immigrated to Australia with her family in 1991.
In 1994, she studied at The University of New South Wales, Institute of Languages and received the Certificate in Teaching Asian Language-Japanese, and from 1996 to 1998, studied at the University of Sydney, Postgraduate course, and obtained Master of Arts in Japanese Studies. Mayumi has over 27 years of teaching experience across adult, tertiary and secondary education.

She has worked for various institutions as a Japanese language teacher including:
1995 – 2018 Sydney Institute of Technology, Ultimo
1996 – 2006 The University of Sydney
2017 – 2019 Meriden, An Anglican School for Girls

Mayumi has also written a number of Japanese course books and the books listed below:
Sample Speaking Questions for Japanese Continuers Stage 6, published by the NSW Department of Education & Training in 2001
Japanese Grammar Workbook, Japanese Essential Grammar for Speaking self-published in 2010

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed
$249 Limited inc GST / $236.50
Learn Japanese, Level 9+

<p><p>All the SGSCC Japanese courses including this Level 9 are very practical communication courses. A communicative method is applied and a lot of interactive activities and actual classroom

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$249 Limited inc GST / $236.50
Learn Japanese, Level 9+

<p><p>All the SGSCC Japanese courses including this Level 9 are very practical communication courses. A communicative method is applied and a lot of interactive activities and actual classroom

...

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