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Japanese 1 with Jesse - October 2021

Tuition Fee: P6,000 | Every Sat, 4-7pm GMT+8 | A full 30-hour interactive online course designed to get you started with the basics of communicating, reading, and writing in Japanese | Live Online via Zoom with Professor Jesse

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Japanese 1 with Jesse - October 2021


Oct 16, 2021, 4:00 PM GMT+8 – Dec 18, 2021, 7:00 PM GMT+8

Online with Prof. Jesse



  • Tuition Fee: P6,000 (Early Bee discount available)
  • Professor: Jesse (Filipino based in the Philippines)
  • Schedule: Weekly every Saturday, 4pm to 7pm GMT+8 Philippine Time
  • Course Duration: 10 weeks, 30 synchronous hours in total

Tuition Fee

Choose your preferred payment option:

1. Early Bee - Enjoy P500 off for a full payment of P5,500 for limited time only


2. Study Now, Pay Later - Pay only 50% upon registration (P3,000), the remaning 50% (P3,000) halfway through your course (no discount)

⚠️ To facilitate optimal language learning, the number of students for this class is limited and enrollment is first come, first served. Complete your enrollment as early as possible to join this course.

⚠️ Online registration is free and all payments towards the course fee are completed offline. Payment instructions will be emailed to you after registration.

Entry Requirements

Please be reminded that you are required to have a stable internet connection and the Zoom app ( installed on your device (computer, tablet or mobile) with a working micrphone and camera, which may remain turned off unless otherwise instructed by the professor.

Course Description

Begin your language journey by learning the basics of communicating, reading, and writing in this language. At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions and elementary vocabulary.

This course aims to provide an engaging way to master the Japanese sentence structure through practice and repetition. There will be focus on the correct use of grammar, proper pronunciation, and accent. A deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through the language should also be fostered.

This course includes a combined total of 30 synchronous hours of interactive online classes live via Zoom, access to a library of learning materials, and a digital certificate of completion. 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Read and write Hiragana, Katakana, and around 40-50 characters of N5 level Kanji
  • Engage in basic conversations in Japanese in the polite form
  • Express details about yourself, describe your daily schedule, convey simple insights on experiences,express invitations/suggestions, and state your desires and requests

How will the class be handled?

  • The Japanese language has an unfamiliar sentence structure for native speakers of English and Filipino, so after each grammar point is explained, several examples of sentences will be provided, and students will be given a chance to engage in simple conversations using the provided patterns. Simple listening activities will also be conducted weekly.
  • The Hiragana and Katakana scripts will be taught on the first week, and all materials for the succeeding sessions will be read in these core scripts.

Minimum class requirements:

  • The ability to read Hiragana and Katakana by week 2
  • A device for online classes and a handy whiteboard and marker for activities
  • The willingness to do homework or other supplementary activities
  • The enthusiasm to learn Japanese

📺 All lectures are recorded and saved in the library. If you miss a class, just watch the recording that you’ve missed and review the lesson at your own pace. You may ask questions when you join the next online class.

What will you learn in the full beginners’ course?

  • Practice your skills with a professional teacher
  • Talk about yourself and ask others
  • Describe things and narrate everyday activities
  • Express feelings, what you want to do, where you want to go...
  • Order food, ask for a discount, book a ride, set a date, buy a ticket…
  • Read and write in the language correctly

🎓 At the end of the course, you will gain a Certificate of Completion and the knowledge to take the actual skills test. We will also be offering the next level courses, so your language learning journey continues.

🗣 Why learn a new language?

  • Boost your career opportunities
  • Facilitate your move to a new country
  • Enjoy your travels more
  • Discover more things, know more people, make new friends
  • Speaking another language is cool!
  • Improve yourself - learning is never-ending!

About the Teacher

Jesse is a professional language instructor who studied Japanese Language and Culture at the Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan, and trained in Japanese Noh Theater in Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe, Japan. She is knowledgeable in several fields of Japanese culture, including literature, history and traditional performance, and is currently completing her degree in Comparative Literature at UP Diliman.

Course Program

  • 3 hours

    Reading and correct pronunciation of Hiragana and Katakana

  • 3 hours

    Common Particles: は、 の 、も、か

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  • 30-hour Course (P6,000.00)


    This ticket will be activated upon payment of the course fee offline. 1 person = 1 ticket. Online registration is free and not a guarantee of enrollment.






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