Japanese beginners module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LJ133
Available start dates
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
To enable you to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.
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?
Talk about the characteristics of things and people
Use basic greetings when visiting people and receiving guests
Express your thoughts about experiences
Talk about tourist destinations
Describe what is inside a building
Talk about the whereabouts of things and people
Write in Japanese.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- recognize i & na adjectives
- make negative or past form of i & na adjectives
- use arimasu imasu
- say the existence of people and objects
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Talk about your family members
- Write sentences in Kana.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have a sound knowledge of basic Japanese. You should have covered Lessons 1-7 & 10, of Japanese for Busy People (3rd Edition) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
You should also be able to read all Hiragana and Katakana. 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?
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
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Japanese for Busy People - Kana Version (Kodansha International), Lessons 8, 9, 11 and 14.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 1 revision course in July.
Japanese 2 lower module 1 in September.
Japanese writing for beginners part 2.
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.