Japanese 1

Course Dates:
11 Nov to 17 Feb 2021

Registration Period:
24 Aug to 20 Oct 2021

60 hours / 30 days

6:00pm to 8:30pm, Tue & Thu

Mode of Training:


Course Introduction
Japanese 1 is the first 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 1 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.

Course Outline
Greetings & self-introduction
Numbers (1-100,000)
Various expressions of time (day, week, month, minutes, hour, AM & PM)
Types of trains and modes of transport
Food and drink
Describing daily activities

Grammar items:
Affirmative and negative sentences
Possessive pronoun
Polite and plain verb forms
Demonstratives and modifying nouns
Long sound, modified sound, modified syllables, voice & semi-voiced syllables
Verbs in past, present and future tense
Particles ‘wa’, ‘mo’, ‘no’, ‘ni’, ‘e’, ‘de’ & ‘to’
Question words
‘na’ and ‘i’ adjectives
Expressions for giving and receiving

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
Individuals with no prior knowledge of the Japanese language.

Award / Certification / Accreditation 
If a participant…

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

Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above$347.70
Singapore Citizens aged below 50;
Singapore Permanent Residents;
or Foreigners
SP Full Time Students, Alumni and Staff$492.70

Funding Incentives

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Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run.

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) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

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

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