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 consolidate grammar points including different verb forms.
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 / L21, 22, 23 24* / Book 2 / L1* ( *partially )
Forbid something and give a reason for doing so
Talk about what you are doing now
Talk about where you have finished an activity
Talk about where you live, where you work and who your acquaintances are
Introduce someone, giving details about where they live or work or what their interests are
Making comparisons / expressing the comparative degree
Making comparisons / expression the superlative degree
Kanji in Life
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Use negative requests / naide kumadai
-Use present progress & habitual action / teimasu
-Describe current states / teimasu
Talk about skills / jyoozudesu, dekimasu, wakarimasu
Compare / — no hooga, —- yori —- desu
Use superlatives / — no nakade —-ga ichiban —- desu
Understand various adjectives
Understand Kanji for everyday use, on leaflet, menus or advertisements
Understand Japanese current affairs or culture
Understand 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- 21, 24* & 25 *partly ) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language and be fluent in Hiragana and Katakana.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjugations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- 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 Kana version Revised edition 3, Kodansha
USA. L21 ( partially ) 22, 23, 24 ( partially ) Book 2 L1 & 2 ( partially ).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 upper: module 2 in January.