Japanese 3 upper: module 2

Course Dates: 16/01/23 - 27/03/23
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Improve your level of Japanese on this communicative course where you will have 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 upper: module 1 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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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

Course Code: LJ324

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 16 Jan - 27 Mar '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

In this course, you will be able to increase your fluency in understanding and speaking Japanese, consolidate the basic structure of the language and also extend your knowledge by working on more complex grammatical structure and functions. You will acquire a greater understanding of Japanese culture and customs.

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 / L11

Volitional form
Giving and listing reasons
Indirect questions
Kanji in Life
Reading Japanese articles
Writing in Japanese
Today’s Japan.

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


Making the 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 level 3 upper module 1 or have equivalent knowledge. You should be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some Kanji.

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 Kana version Revised edition 3, Kodansha USA. Book 2

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

Japanese 3 upper: module 3.

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.