Japanese 2

Date of Course:
16 Apr to 15 Aug 2019

Registration Period:
20 Mar to 07 Apr 2019

60 hours / 30 days

6pm - 8pm (Tue & Thu)

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

Japanese 2 is the second of three Japanese modules. Participants who complete Japanese 1, 2 & 3 (or 180 hours) of Japanese language instruction may take an external language proficiency test - The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 5 (JLPT 5).

Course Objectives

Japanese 2 introduces participants to the Japanese language and its use in everyday situations. Participants will be able to identify the different systems in Japanese writing. Emphasis will be given to developing participants’ speaking and listening skills to communicate in simple Japanese. Participants will also be able to read elementary Japanese text and write short notes and letters.

Course Outline

  • Music, sports and movies
  • Inside the house
  • Menu and ordering food
  • Festivals in Japan
  • Places in town
  • At the station
  • Withdrawing money

Grammar items:

  • Expressions ‘understand’, ‘like’ & ‘have’
  • Determiners ‘what’ & ‘which’
  • Adverbs
  • Expression of causal relationships ‘kara’ & ‘ga’
  • Interrogative expression ‘doushite’
  • Particles indicating place ‘ni’ & ‘de’
  • Expression of confirmation ‘desu ka’
  • More ‘na’ & ‘I’ adjectives
  • Quantifiers
  • Expression of frequency ‘how often’ & ‘how many’
  • Past tense of noun sentences
  • Expressions of comparison
  • Expression of desires and wants ‘hoshi’ & ‘tai’
  • Verb conjugation
  • Verb groups I, II and III
  • Granting permission
  • Connecting verb sentences, ‘I’ adjective sentences &‘na’ adjective sentences

Suitable for
Participants who would like to develop basic reading, speaking, listening and writing proficiency in the Japanese language.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Participants must have had completed Japanese 1 before they are able to proceed with Japanese 2.

Award / Certification / Accreditation
If a participant…

  1. Fails the assessment but meets 75% attendance – participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance
  2. Meets 75% attendance and passes the assessment - participant will receive a Certificate of Performance


Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above Singapore PRs/ForeignersSP Students, Alumni and Staff 
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)NilSpecial Discount
Course Fees Payable$347.70 (incl. of GST)$652.70 (incl. of GST)$492.70 (incl. of GST) 

1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST
2. For more information on National Silver Academy (NSA), please click here

Funding Incentives

1. National Sliver Academy Funding

Participants who are Singaporean, aged 50 years and above in the year of course commencement, can
enjoy a subsidy of 50% off course fee (capped at $500 per course).

           As part of:
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Funding Validity Period: Till 30 Jun 2019

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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