Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3

Course Dates: 13/07/21 - 29/07/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Continue learning to speak Japanese. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2' or equivalent.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LBJ01

Finished Tue+Thu, eve, 13 Jul - 29 Jul '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Learning to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.

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?

Showing gratitude, receiving hospitality; asking where things are (in a shop, on the street etc); talking about the
weekend; use of adjectives; describing daily routine.

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

- Understand i and na adjectives
- Describe things using I and Na adjectives
- Use modifying nouns / adjective + noun
- Use past form and past negative form of adjectives
- Use Arimasu/Imasu to talk about people and things
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Ask where things / people are
- Talk about your weekend using appropriate particles and WH words.

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

Students should have covered lessons 1-7, and 10-11 of Japanese for Busy People or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. They should be able to read all Hiragana.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Direct communicative approach with oral practice, role-play, group and pair work. Emphasis on speaking and listening. Audio and video cassettes will be used to aid understanding of Japanese culture.

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

Japanese for Busy People 1 - (Kana Revised Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8,9 & 13 & 14 or Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8, 9, and 12. New students may wait until after the first lesson before buying textbook if they wish to speak to the class tutor first.

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

Japanese 2 lower: module 1 in September.

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.