Japanese 2 lower: module 3
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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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. You will also strengthen the grammar points you have already studied previously.
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?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition / Lessons , 18* 19, 20, 21*
( *partially )
Give directions to a taxi driver
Talk about lengths of stays
Ask about travel times
Ask permission to do something at someone’s house or at a store
Grant or refuse permission and give a reason for doing so
Ask someone not to do something
Understand basic Kanji reading in context
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Give directions using —- tekudasai
Use various verbs to express transportation / to arrive, depart etc..
Ask permission using —-temoiidesuka.
Negative request using —-naidekudasai
Read Kanji and compounds in content
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 Japanese for Busy People 1 -revised edition 3 ( Lessons 1- 17, 18 ( partially ) 24 & 25 ) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language and be fluent in Hiragana and Katakana.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. 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).
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 ( partially ) 24 ( partially ). Kodansha International. Additional materials supplied by the tutor. Please try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 upper: module 1 in September.
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.