Japanese 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 20/09/23 - 29/11/23
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or have study Japanese for at least a year. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or have study Japanese for at least a year.
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Course Code: LJ200

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Finished Wed, eve, 20 Sep - 29 Nov '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

You will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations and develop a fuller understanding of Japanese culture and customs.

What will we cover?

Express frequency
Asking for and saying reasons
Saying what you want
Expressing desire to do something
Giving compliments
Talking about family
Talking about possessions
Understanding simple Kanji in context
Today’s Japan
Useful colloquial expressions.

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

• Talk about frequency / sometimes or often
• hoshii & taidesu
• Give and receive / agemasu, moraimasu, ( kuremasu )
• Arimasu for saying possession
• Arimasu for events happening
• Invitation and making arrangements / mashoo / masenka / mashooka
• Offer things to do using / mashooka
• Use various verbs to express everyday routine
• Understand current Japanese culture and affairs
• Read basic Kanji characters
• Use short colloquial expressions.

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

You should have completed one year of study in Japanese and be able to read all Hiragana and Katakana characters fluently .

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

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

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

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

Based on tutor'sown material. The tutor might recommend a book.


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

Japanese 2 lower: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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.