Japanese Beginners
This course is for everyone who wants to start from scratch with the study of the Japanese language. The course will focus on the hiragana writing system, greetings and the basic structure of the sentence. You will also be studying some kanji.

This course will be taught online via Zoom, so please ensure that you read the section "Is there anything else I need to know?"
Prosp User 3
If you have never studied Japanese or if you have a superficial understanding of the hiragana writing system, this course is suitable for you. Prosp User 4
A notebook and pen. The teacher will provide you with the course materials in PDF format via email. The teacher will also recommend any extra material you may need to purchase during the term. Prosp User 5
No session on 27th October 2021 (half-term holidays).

During the week you will be asked to do some homework or watch videos on YouTube that support the learning process.

This is an online course that will be delivered via Zoom, so please ensure that you can access this on the device you are using.

You will receive the Zoom code and password by email 24 hours before your course is due to start. (Please check your junk email if you haven't received it by the day of your course.) If you enrol late, your Zoom code will be emailed to you on the day that your courses starts. The Zoom code login and password you receive will be the same for every class this term.

You will need to join Zoom five minutes before your session is due to start and remain in the “waiting room”. Your tutor will then admit you to the class once your session is ready to begin.

If you require help to download or use Zoom, please email ictskills@york.gov.uk at least a week before your course starts and we will endeavour to provide assistance.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too. In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too.
You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not. If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.
Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case. Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
CT1/AY9
22/09/2021
01/12/2021
18:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
1.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Jacopo Colombi
60.00
£55.00 for people in receipt of State Pension; £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits