Japanese 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online

Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent. On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent.

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. 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.
- 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 / 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
Today’s Japan.

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.


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this is an excellent course
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I would recommend it
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Interesting course - excellent teaching
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
I have learnt foreign languages (for my work) for much of my life, and this course is absolutely one of the best. That is largely due to our teacher, who is a model of enthusiasm and commitment. She really knows how to bring the subject to life, with a strong emphasis on conversation and role play. I strongly recommend the course.
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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: LJ213

Started Mon, eve, 14 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

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