Japanese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBJ19
Please choose a course date
Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
To provide students with an understanding of the basics of spoken Japanese. To provide students with the ability to understand simple conversational Japanese and with the confidence to speak and respond in an appropriate way.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Introducing yourself; food and drink; shopping; numbers; the time; directions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use basic greetings
- Introduce yourself
- Use basic numbers
- Order food/drinks
- List names of some public places
- Give/ask for the time
- Ask for simple directions
- Converse in Japanese using simple structures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginner's course - no previous knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative/direct method approach, with the emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Methods include question and answer, pair practice, group and whole class work and role-play.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese beginners : module 1 in September or January. However, you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course.Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Kiyomi started teaching Japanese in 2002. Since then, she has taught Japanese in the adult education sector at the various institutions and universities. She joined City Lit in 2013 and she has been teaching at all levels, from Beginners to Advanced classes. She is also working as a writer for a Japanese free paper where she writes about cultural information for Japanese people. She enjoys working both as a language teacher and a writer, as she likes to deepen her understanding of Japanese in its basic form, as well as developing her use of the language creatively. She’d like to spread her passion for the Japanese language to learners and believes that learning about a different cultural perspective is just as important and enjoyable as learning about the language itself.
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.