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Syllabus

Step by Step Japanese is an introduction to Japanese Language and culture, designed for use in holiday and work contexts.
The syllabus incorporates most of key elements of Level 4 and over Level One of the UK's National Language Standards and conforms to the first level of the European Language Framework.
Although Step by Step Japanese is a independente course, the content can be integrated into, or used to enhance existing adult language course.
Step 1
First chance
Taking a first chance to speak very basics when you first arrive in Japan
Unit Grammar tip Culture
タクシー
Taking taxi from the airport to the center of city
  • Saying hello and goodbye
  • Understanding and replying to where?
  • Saying thank you
  • saying hotel's name and address
  • Reading/pronouncing street names

Sounds of Japanese

Greeting
Taxis
Japanese name
ホテル
Booking into hotel
  • Saying you've booked a room
  • Saying your name and telephone number
  • Understanding key questions/requests
  • Recognising the numbers 0-10

More sounds of Japanese

-desu conjugations

Number 0-10
Accommodation
Hotel
Ryokan
politeness
サンドイッチ
Ordering a snack and a drink in cafeteria
  • Understanding key questions in a cafe
  • Asking for a simple snack and a (non-alcoholic) drink
  • Using "por favor"
  • Asking for the bill

Japanese counter1ひとつ ふたつ

Foreign words
"Katakana-go"
WH-Question words
First food

Tea- Ocha
すみません!
Finding and checking out attractions for tourists
  • Politely attracting someone's attention
  • Asking the way to a place
  • Understanding key direction words
  • Asking for clarification
  • Using words for some tourist sights
います と あります

Positions

Pronouns


Museums

Japanese old buildings
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above
Step 2
Night Out
Ordering food and drink and meeting people
Unit Objectives Grammar tip Culture
やきとり
Ordering Japanese grilled chiken and something to drink
  • Ordering a tapa and an alcoholic drink
  • Saying cheers
Japanese counters 2   1ぽん、2はい

this that, that over there

another "arimasu"


Japanese business people

chopsticks-Don't!

Menu
メニュー
Having a meal in a restaurant
  • Understanding questions from waiter/waitress
  • Ordering a meal
  • Finding out what's in a dish
  • Expressing appreciation


は~がいい

-masu conjugations
Reading menus

Sake

Traditional food
Home cooking
Sweets and snacks
元気?
Going out, meeting people and sharing personal datas
  • Greeting someone informally
  • Exchanging personal details(name, tel, country)
  • Offering someone a drink
  • Accepting a drink
ませんか、ましょうか、ましょう

は~ができます/上手です

Basic Verbs

Languages
Going out, partying

Regional identity

Going for breakfast

  • Understanding expressions used by waiter, waitress
  • Ordering breakfast
  • Being specific about food and drink
Word omitting


Breakfast specialities;Fast food
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above
Stage 3
Shopping
Getting money and spending it on souvenirs, essentials and clothes
Unit Objectives Grammar tip Culture
ATM
Taking out money from a cash machine
  • Following cash machine instructions
  • Understanding numbers between 10 and 10000
Numbers10 to 1000


te-kudasai 
Cost of living
10オリエンタルバザー
Finding bargains at Oriental Bazaar
  • Asking for price
  • Discussing price
  • Asking for souvenirs
Word order

Big numbers

This and that2

Adjectives for Shopping(expensive, cheap,)

Adjective to adverbs
Shopping for souvenirs
11スーパー
Buying things in a supermarket
  • Asking the whereabouts of key shops
  • Asking for items
  • Understanding non-availability
Looking for things: to be/exist and have/own


Place in Town
Prepositions
High-street shops
12サイズは?
Choosing clothes
  • Telling shopkeeper what clothes you want
  • Giving your size
  • Understanding common colours
  • Saying you like some items
Adjectives for Cloths: big, small, colors

Style and fashion
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above
Stage 4
At home
Making and accepting an invitation and chatting to people
Unit Objectives Grammar tip Culture
13マンション
Being shown round an apartment
  • Exchanging basic info about where you live
  • Understanding names of main rooms in a house
  • Asking someone to come in
  • Making appreciative comments
here , there, over there

prepositions
Homes and addresses
14ごしょうたい
Receiving and accepting invitation
  • Understanding you've got a message
  • Inviting someone to do something
  • Accepting and declining an invitation
  • Saying "See you!"
Telling time

Today,tomorrow..
Giving gifts

Making a phone call
15かぞく
Meeting Japanese family
  • Being introduced informally
  • Exchanging info about family
  • Saying you're married
  • Asking about age
Family
Marriages

Japanese family names
16しょくじ
Chatting over a meal
  • Coping with small talk
    Saying what you like and don't like
  • Finding out what things are called in the other language
  • Saying that you speak a little of the language
Likes and dislikes: すき、きらい
Adjectives for food

Frequency

Particles
Traditional Food

Home cooking
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above
Stage 5
Moving on
Travelling and seeing the sights
Unit Objectives Grammar tip Culture
17えきで
Buying a ticket at the station
  • Finding your way to the station
  • Buying a ticket
  • Getting details about your train
Adjectives for travel
Verb
つく、でる、のる、おりる
Public transport

Time and Punctuality
18かんこうあんない
Getting tourist information
  • Asking for info at a tourist office
  • Finding out about opening times of shops and museums
Telling the time
Opening and closing times
19へやがありますか
Finding a hotel room
  • Getting a hotel room
  • Filling in a form
  • Spelling your name
The alphabet;kana

Months/Date
Days
Hotel facilities
20Monumentos
Finding and visiting monumentos
  • Asking about places to visit
  • Asking if a place is within walking distance
  • Understanding information about a historic building
want, want to

Position

Place in town

Transportations
Driving
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above
Step 6
Work and Play
Talking about jobs and leisure
Unit Objectives Grammar tip Culture
21しごと
Saying , what you do for a living
  • Introducing yourself formally and responding when introduced
  • Asking about someone else's work
  • Saying what your work is Understanding some jobs and workplaces
Te-Form

Occupations

Occupation verbs
The titles
The division
22かいしゃ
Describing a business
  • Understanding in more detail what someone's job entails
  • Introducing colleagues and staff
  • Saying what you do
  • Understanding key words to do with business
Te-Form

Occupation verbs
Japanese business boom

Status of residence
23いつ?
Arranging a meeting
  • Arranging a meeting by phone
  • Confirming details by e-mail
  • Arranging to have lunch at a mutually convenient time
  • Naming the days of the week and parts of day
Te-Form

Today, tomorrow
Time and punctuality

24ひまなとき
Talking about things you do in your spare time
  • Exchanging information about favourite leisure activities
    Saying what you like doing
Give & Recieve
want to
Before&After
Music

TV & Radio

Cinema
The Challenge
Finding out how much you've learnt

Coping in situations 1-4 above

Grammar
Adverbs from Adjectives / aru/ Existence aru/iru/ Before and After/ Can / Conjugation of "be verb" desu/ Conjugations of Verbs / Foreign words "katakana-go"/ Give and Recieve/ Give and Recieve2/ Japanese sound/More Japanese sounds / like and dislike/Nai-form/ Particles wa and ga / Particles /Period of time/ Pronouns/ Questions and WH-words/ Request; tekudasai / Shall we,Let's/ Te-form/ This and That 1/ This and That 2/ Want/wanto to/ Word ommiting/ Word order
Vocabulary
Adjectives for Clothing/Adjectives for Food/ Adjectives for House/Adjectives more/Adjectives shopping/Adjectives for Travel/ Counters / Counters2/ Date and months/Day of the week and Today, Tomorrow .../ Entertaiment/ Family/ Frequency,Extent/ Greeting/ House and rooms/ Instruments/ Job, Nationality, and Hobby/Languages/ Number1-10/ Number 0-1000/ Big Number/ Occupations/ Occupation verbs/ Place in Town / Position and Prepositions/ Sports/Telling time/ Transportations/ verbs(basic)
Culture 
Accomodation/ Breakfast/Architecture/ Businessboom/ Business people/ Chopsticks-Don't!/ Cinema/ Cost of living/Driving/ Fashion/ Fast food/ Gifts/Greeting/ High Street/ Home cooking/ Hotels/ House and Address/ Museums/ Music/ Japanese Name/Menu/ Och-Tea/ Open and Close Hours/ partying/ Giving phone call/Politeness/ Reasional/ Ryokan/ Sake/ Souvenirs/Sweets/ Taxi/ Time/ Title of Psition/ Company's Division/ Traditional Food / TV /FAQ about Japanese life
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