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LANGUAGE COURSES

LANGUAGE COURSES IN JACCU

JACCU’s primary goal is for its community to share knowledge and experience. A language is a way to communicate and to connect people, it’s an essential tool in our relationships. We believe that through learning a language we can accomplish our goal to contribute to our society by providing cultural exchange opportunities that will impact future generations in a positive and inspiring way.

Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht provides a wide range of language courses to learn Japanese for Dutch and English speakers, as well as specific courses for Japanese speakers to learn Dutch or English. Our lessons are currently available online.

At JACCU there is a course for everybody from 8 years old up! A team of knowledgeable teachers are available to provide several language courses at different levels.
Choose your own course from the list below or request a free intake interview to find the best class for you!

JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES

This selection comprises three different Japanese courses, from beginner to intermediate level to learn the language from scratch up to a more advanced level, with attention to grammar, pronunciation, listening activities and a focus on how to write Japanese characters of hiragana and katakana. Perfect if you are looking for a complete course with equal attention to the spoken and written part of language.

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Designed by Hiroko Matsushita for JACCU

Level 1 – Beginner

In this course you will learn how to write and read the basic Japanese characters of hiragana and katakana. Also, basic grammar will be taught to help you to make simple conversation in Japanese with listening and speaking exercises to practice the basics of the language.

Duration: 12 weeks

Level 2 – Beginner

This course is the continuation of Level 1, Beginner Japanese. In this level, you will go deeper in the hiragana and katakana syllabary system with more practice and exercises, you will learn more grammar rules along with an introduction to kanji.

Duration: 12 weeks

Level 3 – Intermediate

This intermediate course is focused on more complex grammatical patterns and it’s a continuation of the kanji study. With this course, you will be able to use the Japanese language correctly in various situations and in different contexts, and you will be able to understand Japanese current affairs to a certain extent.

Duration: 12 weeks

TO READ OR NOT TO READ?

Focus on the Japanese Writing System

The Japanese language uses three different systems for writing: hiragana, katakana and kanji. The first two are syllabaries, they are learned by school children who are required to finish compulsory education in order to read fluently and fully understand books and newspapers. The third system is the most complex one, it’s called kanji, and it’s constituted of symbols that were adopted from China in the 5th Century. Each kanji character has a specific meaning. There are officially 2,136 symbols set as jōyō kanji (regular-use) by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

To read or not to read, that is the question. While being able to read Japanese characters plays a big part in a deeper understanding of the language and its unique charm, it’s undeniably true that learning kanji can be challenging and a long process. Therefore, JACCU offers also a conversational course that is focused only on the spoken language to get a good grasp of Japanese and be able to communicate in the most common day life situations. Pick the course that suits you mostly here.

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Kanji Course (Only in Dutch)

This is a special course focused on the study of the kanji characters used in the Japanese written language. You will study the first 80 kanji from Japanese education. Our teacher prepared this course by categorising the kanji characters under certain concepts based on their meaning. You will study them through writing and reading. Mastery of hiragana & katakana and a basic understanding of Japanese grammar will be necessary for this course.

Duration: 8 weeks

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Designed by Hiroko Matsushita for JACCU

Conversational Japanese

Perfect for people who want to start with practical conversation in Japanese, this course focuses on the basics of the spoken language. You will learn how to engage with Japanese people and express yourself with simple phrases. As this course it’s especially designed for verbal conversation, the Japanese writing system is not part of the program.

Duration: 12 weeks

ENGLISH & DUTCH COURSES FOR JAPANESE SPEAKERS

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Designed by Hiroko Matsushita for JACCU

日本人のための英語、オランダ語コース

チューリップや風車のオランダの地でより良いコミュニケーション力を養うために、オランダ語、又は英語を学んでみたいと思いませんか? これらのコースは日本語でレッスンが行われるので受講が始めやすい内容に構成されています。以下がコース詳細内容となります。
初心者向け オランダ語コース / 英語コース
基本的なオランダ語, 又は英語を学びたい日本人学習者の向けのコースとなります。 レッスンはすべて日本語で行われ、オランダ語または英語での簡単な会話と共に日常生活上でのコミュニケーションの向上を目標とします。 文法、発音、読解、リスニングを中心に基本的な理解力/会話スキルを向上させることを目的としたプログラムになります。

期間:12週間

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Designed by Hiroko Matsushita for JACCU

OUR TEACHERS

Yoshi Noda

Jim Gubbels

Hanae Sasaoka

Louis Vitalis

Niek Span

CONTACT US FOR A FREE INTAKE INTERVIEW

Are you undecided on the course you want to take? Would you like to get more information on some of our courses? Contact us for a free intake interview.

In this online meeting, you will be assessed for the course you are interested in so that you can be placed in the right class for your needs.

All courses are currently offered online and they will start when there is enough demand.

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