Japanese 3 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 07/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
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Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower: module 3' or equivalent. Improve your level of intermediate Japanese on this communicative course which will give you the opportunity to develop your oral and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 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: LJ314

Full Tue, eve, 21 Sep - 07 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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?

The course will enable you to make yourself understood in a wide range of everyday situations. All language
skills will be practised but there is a particular focus on speaking and listening. Lessons are interactive and
include cultural information about Japan and Japanese society. This course is suitable if you have studied Japanese for 4 years or equivalent, or if you have studied for the exam JLPT N5 or have already passed the exam.

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 2 Revised 3rd edition / L7*,8*, 9* 10 ( *partially )

Using when
Nominalizing sentences
Giving reasons
Expressing potentiality
Kanji in Life
Today’s Japan.

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

Use when / toki & time relationship
Nominalize sentences using ’no’
Give reasons / node
Use node & kara in various situations
Express potentiality and use the potential form
Read a wide range of topics about Japanese society & culture
Understand a variety of Kanji and compound words related to everyday life
Understand Japanese current affairs

All grammar patterns are related to Japanese Language Proficiency test N4 ( JLPT N4 ).

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

You should have completed Japanese for Busy People book 2 (L 1- 8 ) and be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some kanji (JPLT N5).

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?

Japanese for Busy People book 2 Revised 3rd edition.

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

Japanese 3 upper module 2. Please also check our website for information on our range of courses and 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.