Japanese 2 upper: module 2

Course Dates: 11/01/21 - 15/03/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online

Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.

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 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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
Stating Decision
Connecting related sentences
Describing ongoing actions or states in effect
Going somewhere to do something
Kanji in Life
Today’s Japan.

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.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

It is very formula driven, every week following the same pattern of class conversation for about 75 minutes. Grammar is dealt with quickly but with no referencing to a suitable textbook. Homework is not reviewed.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/03/2020)
It's a very nice, comfortable environment with a knowledgable teacher. The speed is mostly manageable, though it does get trickier.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
Be prepared to work hard and enjoy! Japanese is a fascinating language if you are open to surprises.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/03/2019)
I would recommend it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/03/2019)
These courses are fantastic, I have been taking the Japanese courses for 3 years now and I love the way the classes are conducted. The teacher is fun and helpful.
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Review by Raquel / (Posted on 10/01/2017)
[The tutor] is a talented and passionate teacher. She makes learning fun and each lesson is varied. I highly recommend studying Japanese at city lit.
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Review by Nadine / (Posted on 14/04/2015)
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: LJ223

Started Mon, eve, 11 Jan - 15 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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