Japanese: jump into year 2

Course Dates: 13/09/22 - 22/09/22
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
This short course is a chance to review the topics covered in year one and give you a head start as you enter your second year of studying Japanese.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00

Course Code: LJ119

Tue+Thu, eve, 13 Sep - 22 Sep '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is intended to provide you with an opportunity to revise the language covered in year 1 of Japanese. It may also be suitable if you have studied Japanese elsewhere for the equivalent of one year.

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?

Introductions, asking where things are (in a shop, on the street etc); talking about the weekend (How, what, where); use of adjectives; describing daily routines, basic verbs in the past and present, particles and wh- questions, Na adjectives, revision of hiragana and katakana.

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

- Past and past negative forms of I & na adjectives
- Use Arimasu/Imasu
- Understand the existence of people and objects
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Use verbs with direct and indirect object with appropriate particles
- Use time and verbs to describe your daily routine
- Talk about your weekend using appropriate particles.

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

The course is suitable for learners who have studied Japanese for a year or so in the past but need to revise before joining year two of Japanese. This course might also be suitable if you have not learnt Japanese in class but have equivalent knowledge.

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?

All materials will be provided by the tutor.

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

Japanese 2 lower: module 1.

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.