Japanese beginners: short introduction

Course Dates: 11/10/24 - 01/11/24
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Keeley Street
Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.
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Japanese beginners: short introduction
  • Course Code: LJ151
  • Dates: 11/10/24 - 01/11/24
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Hisaka Bunting

Course Code: LJ151

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Fri, day, 11 Oct - 01 Nov '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course aims to help students to acquire a foundational understanding of the Japanese language, and to begin communicating in a few practical situations.

The course aim is to introduce you to the sounds of Japanese and to be able to handle some basic practical situations in the language.

What will we cover?

We will introduce learners to the sounds of Japanese and cover some beginner level content such as: introductions (asking for and giving personal information), numbers and ordering in a café.

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

- greet people
- introduce yourself and others
- confidently pronounce basic vocabulary
- order food and drink

- count to 100

- recognise some particular grammatical features of Russian.

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

This course is for complete beginners.

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 audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on tutor's own material.

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

Your tutor will advise you if you would like to carry on learning.

Hisaka Bunting

Hisaka is a passionate educator of all ages, bringing over 15 years of experience in teaching Japanese language and culture to CityLit. Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Hisaka initially came to the UK for postgraduate study, specialising in Education. Following a stint working in the City, Hisaka’s focus moved to her love of teaching, becoming a central figure Japanese language learning in the UK through teaching in secondary schools and in adult education. She has also presented training seminars at Japan Foundation, volunteered for the Japanese In Your Classroom Programme of the Japan Society in both primary and secondary schools and is an accredited GCSE/A level subject expert to Ofqual.

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.