Japanese beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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- Course Code: LJ111
- Dates: 25/09/23 - 04/12/23
- Time: 18:00 - 19:30
- Taught: Mon, Evening
- Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Chikako Nakagawa
Course Code: LJ111
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
To enable you to communicate at a basic level in spoken Japanese in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Topics:Basic greetings, introducing oneself and others, food and drinks, ask information about various places,
Language points: How to ask question and answer postively or negatively, count up to 10.000, tell simply the time
to name places, to name objects and to tell their colour when doing shopping, to learn basic Japanese food and drinks
Culture: how life is in Japan.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Introduce yourself and greet people (names, nationalities and jobs)
- Use basic daily expressions
- Ask for the opening and closing times of a variety of places
- Shopping: ask for prices and buy what you want
- Order food and drinks
- understand some aspect of Japanese life and people.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For complete beginners.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material. A book might be recommended by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese beginners module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Please check the website for workshops.
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.