Discover Japanese

Course Dates: 25/07/22
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Get a flavour a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take their Japanese studies further.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: LBTJ2

Mon, day, 25 Jul - 25 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2644

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What is the course about?

This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Japanese language.

What will we cover?

Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.

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

Greet people

Say your name and ask others for their name

Order food and drink

Gain an insight into Japanese language and culture.

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

This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Japanese necessary.

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 understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers 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?

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?

Based on the tutor's own materials.

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

- Japanese beginners intensive: a journey for beginners in summer (LBJ20)
- Japanese beginners: module 1 in September or in January.

Chikako Nakagawa

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.