Japanese 3 upper: module 2
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
The course enables students to make themselves 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 for students who have studied Japanese for about 4 years.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Giving and listing reasons
Kanji in Life
Reading Japanese articles
Writing in Japanese
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Making volitional form and saying “I am thinking about”
Explaining speaker's feeling or circumstance using te-form
Saying method of doing using te-form
Forming indirect questions using ka/kadooka
Making sentence linking related reasons, excuses or thoughts using —shi, —- shi
Learning Kanji useful for everyday life
Improving reading speed and increasing vocabularies
Writing longer paragraph in Japanese ( Kana & Kanji )
Understanding current Japan, culture and society.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese 3 upper: module 1 or studied Japanese for at least 4 years and be fluent in Hiragana and Katakana with some basic knowledge of Kanji.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
• active students’ interaction
• emphasis on speaking and listening skills
• pair and group work
• role plays
• use of realia, pictures and authentic material
• use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material. The tutor might recommend a book.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 3 upper: module 3.
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.