Japanese festivals

Course Dates: 19/02/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online

Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining the cultural knowledge.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the various festivals that take place in Japan throughout the year and the way Japanese people celebrate.

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?

Japan's calendar of festivals and the different ways to celebrate, including paper craft and songs.

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

- List the various celebrations held in Japan and explain their meaning.
- Use paper craft to illustrate various festivals.
- Relate songs to each festival and explain their meaning.

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

All levels are welcome. This course is delivered in English.

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
- pair and group work
- use of authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques

Please note, all students are expected to participate in the various activities.

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

No, all materials provided by the tutor.

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

Please ask your tutor or check our web pages. We run language courses at various levels as well as several workshops.


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Tutor Biographies
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.

Book your place

Course Code: LJW17

Fri, eve, 19 Feb - 19 Feb '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2644

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