The Japanese College of Adelaide was established in 1989. Since this time we have provided Japanese language lessons to high school students and business people, and to those with a general interest in Japanese language and culture and those planning to travel to Japan.
Native Japanese teachers provide a high level of instruction, especially important for pronunciation and in gaining an understanding of Japanese culture which is of great value to anyone learning the language. The confidence a student gains from learning with a native speaker of Japanese gives them a great edge in understanding, speaking and writing the language.
Small classes ensure enhanced learning and can be taken during the day or evening. Private lessons are also available and are particularly beneficial for those requiring flexible study times. A professional Interpreting and translating service is also available.
Our College is conveniently located in the city centre on King William Street, close to all public transport and city carparks.
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Classes –
We offer 10-week courses that run every term (in line with public school terms). Beginner classes commence at the start of each term. We must have a minimum of 6 to run a class. If you have some Japanese language skill we recommend that you come in for a no-obligation level check to determine the most appropriate class for you. On completion of your 10 week course you can move up to the next level. Evening courses are run either 1 hour or 2 hours per week. A morning or afternoon class can also be offered if we have a minimum of 6 students
Pre-Primary/ Primary/ Secondary School/ Yr 12 Exam Preparation Japanese Classes –
Minimum 3 students per class, average 6 students per class. The classes focus on curriculum used in South Australian schools and help to expand the student’s knowledge and appreciation of Japanese language and culture. Exam preparation classes provide intensive Japanese revision and specific exam preparation skills and strategies. This course is ideal for students wishing to significantly improve their current Japanese skills and exam results. These classes can also be offered as private lessons.
Private Classes –
one on one tuition with native Japanese teachers offered at a time to suit you. Lessons are tailored to suit individual needs from beginner to advanced levels. Some topics that may be covered in the private classes include
NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) Preparation –
Focuses on preparing students with a high level of Japanese for the NAATI exam in order to receive official recognition of their highly valuable skills.
Japanese for Hospitality and Tourism –
Aimed at people who are employed or wish to be employed in airline, hotel, resort, restaurant and travel industries
Business Japanese –
Focusing on specific language skills and cultural appreciation essential in dealing with Japanese clients. Extremely useful for people currently dealing with Japanese clients or for those planning to have contact with Japan in the future.
Course Fees - 2017
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*Please click here to find enrolment form.
|TERM DATES 2017|
*Dates are subject to change*
*Minimum of 6 people to run a class*
New Complete Beginner Class for Term 3, 2017 -- enrolments are closed.
On completion of your course we can issue you with a certificate stating the number of hours you have studied and the level you have achieved.
The Japanese College of Adelaide plays a valuable role in the business and social community in Adelaide. We provide a wide range of services to help bridge the language, business and cultural gap faced in dealing with Japanese clients. We would be pleased to discuss your specific requirements.
We offer a range of services, including TV/Radio commercial voiceovers, translating, interpreting, business cards, business and cultural advice and tour guiding for general and business purposes.
Josie Decorso -
I have been associated with the Japanese College of Adelaide for many years.
I have been studyingJapanese and have found the staff and teachers to be extremely polite, helpful and well organised. In particular my teacher Koki Kawaguchi has been extremely patient and has given me many helpful hints on how to learn and retain a new language.
I have visited Japan and was helped by the staff at JCA to organise visits to special places. They gave me lots of hints and organised a wonderful schedule which was easy to follow. It helped make my trip very memorable.
I look forward to my weekly lesson and would recommend this college to all who are wishing to learn either Japanese or English.
Belinda Esposito -
I've been studying Japanese at the Japanese College of Adelaide for the past year and have loved it! The class sizes are small which makes for a more personal learning environment. I've made new friends and, of course, am on my way to being able to speak Japanese!
Sharon Lam -
I signed up for Beginner's Japanese with the Japanese College of Adelaide in February this year.
I find the course to be very well structured and the pace is comfortable enough to be challenging, while still allowing time for me to ask questions and 'digest' the information.
What I like about the classes is that class sizes are kept small so you're able to get personalised attention and help in areas that YOU require, but still be able to have a group for discussion and practice during lessons.
We also experience fun activities, such as celebrating Japanese festivals throughout the year, which I find helps me appreciate and develop more insight into Japanese culture as a whole.
I am making more progress than I expected and am looking forward to taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Level 4 next year.
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