Japanese 4 upper: module 2

Course Dates: 17/01/23 - 28/03/23
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
Location: Online
Improve your level of upper intermediate Japanese. You will be able to understand, speak and listen to more complex expressions in Japanese in various everyday situations.
Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 6 years or equivalent. Consolidate your knowledge and understanding of the structures of the Japanese language and work on more
complex grammatical structures and functions. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 5 years or have an equivalent level.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00

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Course Code: LJ401

Started Tue, day, 17 Jan - 28 Mar '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of sentence structures and grammatical functions to understand more advanced and complex expressions. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills.

We will cover a wide range of everyday situations, including cultural information about Japan and focus on improving your conversational Japanese.
This course is suitable for the learners who have studied for about 6 years or have completed Japanese 4 upper module 1 or equivalent.

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?

Based on lessons 2 and 3 Japanese for Busy People Volume 3.
Expressing Causes of or reasons for situations or outcomes and describing changes.

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

- Express impressions using "sou"
- Express impressions to say something difficult to do “nikui” and easy to do "yasui”
- Give reasons using "node" (review)
- Give reasons using "tameni", "seide", "okagede"
- Introduce names that your listener doesn't know using “toyuu"
- Indicates a role or capacity using “toshite/”
- Describe someone’s feeling using “garu”
- Describe a change in state “ku naru", “ni naru" (review)
- Understand the various compound words using kanji
- Use polite and casual speech.

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

Ideally you have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam N5, or you should have completed Japanese for Busy People Volume 1 and 2, as well as Japanese for Busy People Volume 3, lesson 1 & 2.
Students should be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana as well as have some knowledge of Kanji (JLPT N4 level or above).

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

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

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

Japanese for Busy People book 3 - Revised 3rd edition.

Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.

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

Japanese 4 lower: module 3.

Kiyomi Unten

Kiyomi started teaching Japanese in 2002. Since then, she has taught Japanese in the adult education sector at the various institutions and universities. She joined City Lit in 2013 and she has been teaching at all levels, from Beginners to Advanced classes. She is also working as a writer for a Japanese free paper where she writes about cultural information for Japanese people. She enjoys working both as a language teacher and a writer, as she likes to deepen her understanding of Japanese in its basic form, as well as developing her use of the language creatively. She’d like to spread her passion for the Japanese language to learners and believes that learning about a different cultural perspective is just as important and enjoyable as learning about the language itself.

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.