Japanese 3 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower: module 3' or equivalent. Improve your level of intermediate Japanese on this communicative course which will give you the opportunity to develop your oral and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 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?

The course will enable you to make yourself understood in a wide range of everyday situations. All language
skills will be practised but there is a particular focus on speaking and listening. Lessons are interactive and
include cultural information about Japan and Japanese society. This course is suitable if you have studied Japanese for 4 years or equivalent, or if you have studied for the exam JLPT N5 or have already passed the exam.

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 / L7*,8*, 9* 10 ( *partially )

Using when
Nominalizing sentences
Giving reasons
Expressing potentiality
Kanji in Life
Today’s Japan.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use when / toki & time relationship
Nominalize sentences using ’no’
Give reasons / node
Use node & kara in various situations
Express potentiality and use the potential form
Read a wide range of topics about Japanese society & culture
Understand a variety of Kanji and compound words related to everyday life
Understand Japanese current affairs

All grammar patterns are related to Japanese Language Proficiency test N4 ( JLPT N4 ).

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have completed Japanese for Busy People book 2 (L 1- 8 ) and be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some kanji (JPLT N5).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

active student participation
emphasis on speaking and listening
pair and group work
role play
use of realia and authentic materials
use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Japanese for Busy People book 2 Revised 3rd edition.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Japanese 3 Upper module 2. Please also check our website for information on our range of courses and workshops.


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This is an ideal course for people who've been studying Japanese in evening classes for a few years and want to make further progress, or who want to brush up their half-forgotten Japanese. And it's great fun!
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Review by Robert / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
Very engaging and accessible
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2018)
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.

Book your place

Course Code: LJ314

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2644

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