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 Japanese 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Based on lessons 2 Japanese for Busy People Volume 3.
Expressing the causes of or reasons for situations or outcomes, describing changes and trends.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Give reasons using "tameni", "seide", "okagede"
- Introduce names that your listener doesn't know using “toyuu"
- Indicates a role or capacity using “toshite/”
- Describe changes using "youninaru"
- Describe continuous changes using "~teiku"
- Talk about changes in your life
- Talk about trends and common sights
- Give a presentation using graphs
- Understand the various compound words using kanji
- Use polite and casual speech.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course. 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 readi and write Hiragana and Katakana as well as have some knowledge of Kanji.
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
- Discussions and role plays
- Use of realia, pictures and authentic materials
- Use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Japanese for Busy People book 3- Revised 3rd edition.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 4 upper: module 3.