Japanese 2 lower: module 2

Course Dates: 13/01/21 - 17/03/21
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
Location: Online

Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


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 17, 18*,24* ( *partially )

Talk about weekend plans and travel plans
State what you will do in what order
Talk about schedules in detail
Ask someone to do something for you
Ask to have something delivered by a specific means from a store or office
Talk about someone’s likes, skills and interests.
Understanding simple Kanji in context
Today’s Japan.

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

Say sukidesu ( kiraidesu )
Make te-form of verbs according to the rules
Use a wide range of everyday verbs
Give instructions / tekudasa
Use various counters and colours
Read basic kanji characters
Understand Japanese current affairs or culture
Understand basic colloquial expressions.

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

You should have completed one year of beginners Japanese and Japanese 2 lower: module 1 , Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition, lessons 1- 16, 24 & 25 ) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
You should also be able to read Hiragana and Katakana.

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 edition 3 / Lessons 17, 18 & 24 ( partially ) Kodansha International. 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 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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The content of the course is fun and engaging. The teacher is fantastic and one of the main reason for my continued commitment to the course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/04/2020)
I would recommend my friend to enrol
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 29/03/2019)
Lively teaching, well-structured course, good materials, must sign up for next term!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/03/2019)
To learn Japanese, as a beginner, this is a very well structured course, taught by an experienced and engaging tutor. Lessons are enjoyable and interesting, and further activities (writing workshops, Japanese films, workshops on Japanese culture, etc) are very well worth doing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
Do it - be prepared to work hard - but the tutor makes it fun and is an excellent tutor and extremely helpful too.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
The tutor is very knowledgeable and kind. She must spend hours preparing for each class. I am impressed by the variety of resources used. I enjoy learning with my classmates. We make good progress with each other.
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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: LJ224

Started Wed, day, 13 Jan - 17 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

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