Japanese language courses

Since time immemorial, Western culture has been influenced by Japan and Japanese traditions. Japan has long been a trendsetter in mainstream culture, with its literature, cinema, anime and cuisine, and the country is a crucial player in the world economy. With 122 million native speakers, Japanese is the ninth most important language in the world.

 

Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji 

The Japanese writing system is often seen as one of the biggest challenges when learning Japanese. The system consists of three alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. The two phonetic alphabets, Hiragana and Katakana (together about 100 characters), can usually be memorised in a short period of time.

 

Mastering Kanji (adopted Chinese characters) may be more challenging. However, during the Japanese courses at UvA Talen, students will be introduced to some useful methods to learn the Kanji characters.

 

Speaking and grammar

It is essential to learn about Japanese culture if you want to become proficient in Japanese, because speech varies depending on the situation and the person you are talking to. During the Japanese courses at UvA Talen, you will be introduced to Japanese society and customs so as to be able to understand (part of) the detailed rules of speaking Japanese.

 

Compared to many European languages, basic Japanese grammar is relatively simple.

 

Japanese courses at four levels

UvA Talen offers Japanese courses at three levels: from Japanese Beginners, for those who are completely new to the language, to Japanese level 4, for those who can already read simple dialogue and short texts written in Hiragana, Katakana, and basic Kanji.

 

By the end of Japanese level 4, successful students will have reached a level equivalent to N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).


Japanese Beginners

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 01 Oct 2018 03 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 17 Jan 2019 21 Mar 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 11 Apr 2019 20 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 15 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 09:00 - 11:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 12 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 09:00 - 11:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 03 Oct 2019 05 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!

Japanese level 2

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mondays 01 Oct 2018 03 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mondays 14 Jan 2019 18 Mar 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mondays 08 Apr 2019 24 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 15 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 13:00 - 15:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 12 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 13:00 - 15:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mondays 30 Sep 2019 02 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!

Japanese level 3

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Wednesdays 03 Oct 2018 05 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 16 Jan 2019 20 Mar 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 10 Apr 2019 12 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 15 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 09:00 - 11:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 12 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 09:00 - 11:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 02 Oct 2019 04 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!

Japanese level 4

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Wednesdays 03 Oct 2018 05 Dec 2018 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 16 Jan 2019 20 Mar 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 10 Apr 2019 12 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 15 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 13:00 - 15:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 12 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 13:00 - 15:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 02 Oct 2019 04 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:30 25 495 Enrol NOW!