What is J-Basic?

J-Basic is an online language maintenance course, designed for teachers who would like to build up basic language skills, but who do not have access to or cannot attend a continuous course. Through this course you will develop a basic working knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures and build up your confidence and skills in using Japanese effectively in your classroom.

The course assumes a basic knowledge of the Japanese syllabary, and the ability to read and write hiragana and katakana.

Each stage is designed to be completed in eight weeks. They contain 8 units of work, including a final revision unit. To see which grammatical structures are covered in each stage, open the documents below.

Stage 1 (PDF/67KB)
Stage 2 (PDF/67KB)
Stage 3 (PDF/68KB)
Stage 4 (PDF/75KB)
When does J-Basic run?
J-Basic runs concurrently with the Australian school calendar. Dates for 2015 are as below:
  Start Date End Date
Term 1 February 2 March 27
Term 2 May 4 June 26
Term 3 August 3 September 25
Term 4 19 October December 11
How much does it cost?
Fees are outlined in the table below. Course fees are non-refundable. (UK and NZ participants, please note that these fees are listed in AUD, and the price may fluctuate depending on the exchange rate at the time.)
  Standard View Previous Stages
Stage 1 A$130  
Stage 2 A$130 + $A40
Stage 3 A$130 + $A50
Stage 4 A$130 + A$60