Japanese festivals

Course Dates: 16/02/24
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 cultural knowledge.
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 festivals
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  • Course Code: LJW17
  • Dates: 16/02/24 - 16/02/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Fri, Evening
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Kiyomi Unten

Course Code: LJW17

Finished Fri, eve, 16 Feb - 16 Feb '24

Duration: 1 session

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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?

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?

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 Japanese language courses at various levels as well as several 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.