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LANGUAGE COURSES IN JACCU

Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht provides a wide range of language courses for Dutch and English speakers to learn Japanese at different levels, as well as for Japanese speakers to Dutch or English.

JACCU is a community to share knowledge and experience. Any language is a way of communication that connects people. It is an essential tool in our relationships, development and education which are a huge part of cultural scenes and a backbone of our society. We believe that through language learning, not only can we share the knowledge of the language, but also we can accomplish our goal to contribute to our society by providing cultural exchange opportunities that positively impact future generations.

The Japanese language uses three different systems for writing, two are syllabaries—hiragana and katakana, the third is symbols that were adopted from China in the 5th Century—kanji. Each kanji represents a morpheme (words or parts of words), in other words, each character consists of meaning. There are officially 2,136 symbols set as jōyō kanji (regular-use kanji) by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Due to the complications of kanji, children can only write or read hiragana and katakana at early ages. In order to read Japanese books or newspapers and fully understand them, children are required to finish compulsory education.

In JACCU, there is a course for everybody from 8 to 80 years old! A team of knowledgeable teachers will provide different courses on demand. Our lessons are available online and on-location in Utrecht. Request a free intake interview to find the best class.

Are you a Japanese native speaker who is willing to learn a language other than English or Dutch? Contact us for inquiry.

COURSE LEVELS AND TYPES

Conversational Japanese

This conversation course has 12 lessons, in which the basics of the spoken language will be the focus. The Japanese writing system will not be mandatory. In this course, you can learn how to engage with Japanese people and express yourself with simple phrases. Perfect for people who want to start with practical conversation in Japanese.

12 weeks
Online €192, On location €246

Level 1 – Beginner Japanese

In this course of 12 lessons, you will learn how to write and read the basic Japanese characters of hiragana and katakana. Also, basic grammar will help you to make simple conversations in Japanese with listening and speaking exercises.

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12 weeks
Online €192, On location €246

Level 2 – Beginner Japanese

In the next level of the beginner course, you will have another 12 lessons as the continuation of the previous course. In these classes, you will learn more grammar for different situations, more practice of the basic Japanese syllabary along with an introduction to kanji.

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12 weeks
Online €192, On location €246

Level 1 – Beginner English / Dutch

If you are a Japanese native speaker who wants to learn basic English or Dutch, this course package of 12 lessons is for you. Lessons are taught in Japanese.
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12 weeks
Online €192, On location €246

Level 3 – Intermediate Japanese

The intermediate level is a course of 12 lessons with more complex grammatical patterns and a continuation of the kanji study. With this course, you will be able to  use Japanese language correctly in the right various situations., and understand Japanese current affairs to a certain extent.

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12 weeks
Online €192, On location €246

Level 3 – Kanji Course (Dutch only)

This is a special course focused on the study of the kanji characters used in the Japanese written language. This course has 8 lessons, in which you will study the first 80 kanji from the Japanese education. Our teacher has 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.
8 weeks
Online €128, On location €174

SUBSCRIPTION

Have you decided on the course you want to take? Subscribe for a free intake interview.

In this online interview, you will have a level check for the course you want to attend. You can also define your preferences on time and platform, so that we place you in the right class.

All courses will start when there is enough demand. If you have further questions, you can ask them in this meeting.

TEACHERS

Yoshihito Noda

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Louis Vitalis

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Niek Span

Language Teacher

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