Survival Japanese

Course Dates:
30 Oct 2020 - 19 Feb 2021

Registration Period:

01 - 21 Oct 2020 

30 hours / 15 days

Time: Friday

 (6pm to 8pm)

Mode of Training:

Venue: Singapore Poly

Course Introduction

Survival Japanese is ideal for individuals who are looking to learn more about the Japanese language, culture and etiquette in a fun and non-academic way.

Course Objectives

Survival Japanese introduces participants to the Japanese language, culture and etiquette. Emphasis will be given to learning key spoken expressions, basic conversations and cultural practices used in different settings and situations.

Course Outline


  • Introduction to Japan
  • Japanese culture and etiquette
  • Greetings and self-introduction
  • Train/bus systems and etiquette
  • Expressions of time
  • Japanese toilet functions
  • Dining etiquette and ordering food
  • Payment and currency
  • Onsen and ryokan etiquette
  • Giving and accepting gifts

Suitable For
Individuals who are visiting Japan for the first time, either for study or work.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Individuals with little or no prior knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.

Award / Certification / Accreditation
If a participant…

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


Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above Singapore PRs/Foreigners
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)Nil
Course Fees Payable$222.30 (incl. of GST)$417.30 (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

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
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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