Japanese beginners: module 2

Course Dates: 09/11/24 - 07/12/24
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
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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.
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 beginners: module 2
  • Course Code: LJ013
  • Dates: 09/11/24 - 07/12/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Kiyomi Unten

Course Code: LJ013

Sat, day, 09 Nov - 07 Dec '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

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?

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.

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.