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Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)
Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

  • ID:CPIT640124
  • Level:Foudation/ Pre-course
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Admission Requirements

Entry requierements

  • This programme has open entry

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

  • Learn to read, write and speak basic Japanese for employment, travel or further study.
  • During your studies you will develop the language skills to read, write, listen and speak basic Japanese to communicate effectively.
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese is required for this foundation course.
  • This is an academic course of study and time and commitment to after class study is essential for success in this programme. The programme leader will be available to discuss the programme with you to ensure it meets your needs.

This programme is intended for those whose first language is not Japanese. The Head of School will, in consultation with the relevant language specialist, determine whether you are a first language speaker.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Following on from the Certificate in Japanese (Foundation) you may wish to further enhance your Japanese language skills with our Certificate in Japanese, Diploma in Japanese or the Bachelor of Language (Japanese).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • With a focus on practical application and spoken Japanese, this programme will give you a basic understanding and speaking ability, which can be applied to employment situations or a visit to Japan. Employment options include working in the tourism, hospitality and teaching professions.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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