Japanese 3 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 19/09/23 - 28/11/23
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Develop your intermediate Japanese. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower module 3' or studied Japanese for at least 4 years recently. 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.
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Japanese 3 upper: module 1
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  • Course Code: LJ313
  • Dates: 19/09/23 - 28/11/23
  • Time: 19:35 - 21:05
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Chikako Nakagawa

Course Code: LJ313

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Finished Tue, eve, 19 Sep - 28 Nov '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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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 the 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?

Nominalizing sentences
Giving reasons
Expressing potentiality
Kanji in Life
Reading some articles
Writing in Japanese
Today’s Japan.

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

Express“when” in the past & non-past using TOKI
Mask nominalized sentence using NO
Give reasons in a polite way using NODE
Use node & kara in various situations
Understand potential form and making sentences
Read a wide range of topics about Japanese society & culture
Learn useful Kanji for everyday life
Write paragraphs in Japanese ( Kana & Kanji )
Understand current Japan, culture and society.

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

You should have studied Japanese for at least 4 years recently and be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some kanji (JPLT N5 level).

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

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

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

Based on tutor's own material


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.

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.