All about sushi

Course Dates: 22/11/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal cords working with a new world of pronunciation.


What is the course about?

You will surely have eaten sushi at least once! It has become a really popular dish but what should you order at the restaurant? On this course, you will learn about the various kinds of sushi, etiquette and table manners, as well as some useful phrases and jargon for the restaurant and sushi bar. You will also learn about the different types of sushi in Japan & its history. At the end of the workshop, you will taste some authentic sushi.

What will we cover?

Sushi toppings and what they are called
Basic and useful phrases and jargon
Eating etiquette and table manners
History of sushi and regional sushi in Japan
Making your own sushi at home (optional).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Understand the various kinds of sushi in the different regions of japan
Know about the history of sushi
Order your favourite sushi
Make yourself understood at the restaurant or sushi bar
Eat sushi following the appropriate table manners and etiquette
Buy ingredients to make your favourite sushi at home.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for all levels.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a brief introduction to the topic. The session will include pair work, discussions, presentations by the tutor with realia as well as a slideshow. Materials will be provided by the teacher. You will also have the opportunity to taste some sushi. You may put your newly found knowledge to good use by exploring some sushi bars and restaurants.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please ask the tutor or check our website for more information about our range of courses and workshops.

Tutor Biographies
Chikako Nakagawa

Chika has over 27 years of experience as a Japanese teacher, 23 of which she has spent at City Lit. Her work was recognised with a Teacher of the Year award in 2017. She has a teaching diploma and a Degree in Fine Art. Since coming to the UK from Yokuska, Japan, in the late 1980s, Chika travelled extensively as a performance artist, taught Zig and Zag Japanese on the Big Breakfast TV show, and wrote pieces about Japanese life for various publications. Chika encourages her students to experience every aspect of Japanese culture, which she supports by introducing food, onsen, music and etiquette in her classes, as well as running special film night events at City Lit. Chika is constantly researching new methods to introduce students to the joy of learning, encouraging self- discovery and connection through class activities. Chika’s love of art and performance is reflected in her inspirational teaching materials, including original hand drawn certificates for student achievements which are displayed in the City Lit 100 years exhibition. Teaching and learning Japanese is a joy that Chika wants to share with everyone.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: LJW18

Full Fri, eve, 22 Nov - 22 Nov '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £54.00
Senior fee: £54.00
Concession: £54.00

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