Japanese 2 lower module 1

Course Dates: 17/01/22 - 04/04/22
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Online
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Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1' or equivalent.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LJ211

Started Mon, eve, 17 Jan - 04 Apr '22

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Call us to check if you can still join the course 020 7492 2644 (depart num)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition (Lessons 11, 13, 15, 16 & 25 )

Express frequency
Asking for and saying reasons
Saying what you want
Expressing desire to do something
Giving compliments
Talking about family
Talking about possessions
Invitations
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 Japanese for Busy People 1 ( lessons 1-10, 12 & 14 ), 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?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

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

Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition (Lessons 11, 13, 15, 16 & 25 )
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660).

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.

Hisaka Bunting

Hisaka is a passionate educator of all ages, bringing over 15 years of experience in teaching Japanese language and culture to CityLit. Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Hisaka initially came to the UK for postgraduate study, specialising in Education. Following a stint working in the City, Hisaka’s focus moved to her love of teaching, becoming a central figure Japanese language learning in the UK through teaching in secondary schools and in adult education. She has also presented training seminars at Japan Foundation, volunteered for the Japanese In Your Classroom Programme of the Japan Society in both primary and secondary schools and is an accredited GCSE/A level subject expert to Ofqual.

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.