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.
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 )
Kanji in Life
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
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.