Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3
Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Japanese class is for students eager to learn the basics of Japanese, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will also learn Hiragana, Katakana, and start learning Kanji. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing while working on their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Japanese.
Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) -
In Advanced Beginner Japanese, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Japanese. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic Japanese tasks.
ACTFL Standards -
All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency.
JLPT Equivalent -
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5
Supplementary Textbooks -
Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also recommend using the Genki 1 textbook in our Beginner levels