Japanese beginners: module 2

Course Dates: 15/04/24 - 08/07/24
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Keeley Street
Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills,
Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners intensive: module 1 or learn Japanese in a complete beginners course for a term.
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Japanese beginners: module 2
  • Course Code: LJ133
  • Dates: 15/04/24 - 08/07/24
  • Time: 19:35 - 21:05
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 13 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Chikako Nakagawa

Course Code: LJ133

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Mon, eve, 15 Apr - 08 Jul '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 13 weeks)

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What is the course about?

You will learn to communicate at basic level in spoken Japanese, build up your basic knowledge and extend your range of vocabulary.

What will we cover?

Topics: Daily routine and free time (weekend or holiday), describing things or people, family, useful daily expressions, months, day of the week

Language points: Interrogative form, present and past form of basic verbs, objects nouns
Possesive, adjectives
culture: cultural points around Japanese way of living.

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

Ask for information at various public places.
Talk about your routines or make plans using dates
Talk about your last weekend or holiday
Talk about yours and others’ family members
Describing things or people
Recognizing some street signs and find your ways in Japan
Understanding some aspects of Japanese way of life.

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

Near beginners - It is essential to have basic knowledge of Japanese grammar such as knowing how to ask questions and some particles, name of common places and objects, numbers, time and counters.
You need to have done about 3 month of Japanese.
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/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

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. A book might be recommended by the tutor.

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

Japanese beginners: module 3. Please also check the website for 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.