What is the course about?
Learning to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.
What will we cover?
Showing gratitude, receiving hospitality; asking where things are (in a shop, on the street etc); talking about the
weekend; use of adjectives; describing daily routine.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand i and na adjectives
- Describe things using I and Na adjectives
- Use modifying nouns / adjective + noun
- Use past form and past negative form of adjectives
- Use Arimasu/Imasu to talk about people and things
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Ask where things / people are
- Talk about your weekend using appropriate particles and WH words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have covered lessons 1-7, and 10-11 of Japanese for Busy People or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. They should be able to read all Hiragana.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Direct communicative approach with oral practice, role-play, group and pair work. Emphasis on speaking and listening. Audio and video cassettes will be used to aid understanding of Japanese culture.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Japanese for Busy People 1 - (Kana Revised Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8,9 & 13 & 14 or Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8, 9, and 12. New students may wait until after the first lesson before buying textbook if they wish to speak to the class tutor first.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 lower: module 1 in September.