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 and adjectives 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 2 Revised 3rd edition / 2 &3
Stating and asking preference and soliciting suggestions
Making comparisons / singling out an item for comparison
Connecting related sentences
Describing ongoing actions or states in effect
Going somewhere to do something
Kanji in Life
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
State a preference / ga iidesu / nani ga iideshooka
Make comparisons / —- wa —yori —- desu / —- wa —ichivan —- desu
State your decision / — ni shimasu
Connect adjectives, noun and verbs / — te, — de,
Connect sentences containing different inclination / — ga —
State an effect / —- teimasu
Use to go, return, come somewhere for doing xxx / — ni —- ni ikimasu, kaerimasu, kimasu
Use more adjectives and verbs
Understand Kanji and compounds related to everyday life
Understand Japanese current affairs
All grammar patterns are related to Japanese Language Proficiency test N5 (JLPT N5 ).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese for Busy People book 1 -revised edition 3 and book 2 ( Lesson 1 ) 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, 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?
- active student 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 2 Kana version Revised edition 3, Kodansha USA.
Book 2 L1* & 2* ( partially ) &3.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 upper: module 3.