Japanese 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/21 - 09/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
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On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' 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: LJ213

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Thu, eve, 23 Sep - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

You will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. You will also consolidate grammar points including different verb forms.

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?

Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition / L21, 22, 23 24* / Book 2 / L1* ( *partially )

Forbid something and give a reason for doing so
Talk about what you are doing now
Talk about where you have finished an activity
Talk about where you live, where you work and who your acquaintances are
Introduce someone, giving details about where they live or work or what their interests are
Making comparisons / expressing the comparative degree
Making comparisons / expression the superlative degree
Kanji in Life
Today’s Japan.

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

-Use negative requests / naide kumadai
-Use present progress & habitual action / teimasu
-Describe current states / teimasu
Talk about skills / jyoozudesu, dekimasu, wakarimasu
Compare / — no hooga, —- yori —- desu
Use superlatives / — no nakade —-ga ichiban —- desu
Understand various adjectives
Understand Kanji for everyday use, on leaflet, menus or advertisements
Understand Japanese current affairs or culture
Understand colloquial expressions.

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

You should have completed Japanese for Busy People 1-revised edition 3 (Lessons 1- 21, 24* & 25 *partly ) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language and be fluent in Hiragana and Katakana.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjugations.

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?


Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Kana version Revised edition 3, Kodansha
USA. L21 ( partially ) 22, 23, 24 ( partially ) Book 2 L1 & 2 ( partially ).

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

Japanese 2 upper: module 2 in January.

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.