Japanese 4/5: module 3

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 06/07/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Improve your level of upper intermediate Japanese.
You will be able to understand, speak and listen to more complex expressions in Japanese in a various everyday situations.

Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 6 years or have an equivalent level.
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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: LJ431

Tue, eve, 20 Apr - 06 Jul '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

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What is the course about?

On this course, you will have the opportunity to review and develop your knowledge of sentence structures and grammatical functions to understand more advanced and complex expressions. You will also have the opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. This course will cover a wide range of everyday situations to improve your conversational Japanese and enable you to use your Japanese in various situations in your real life.

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?

Based on lessons 4 and 5 Japanese for Busy People Volume 3. To learn this level efficiently, you will review key grammatical points from Japanese for Busy People Volume 2.
The effects of an action, your efforts and purposes.

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

Review from Japanese for Busy People Volume 2 and 3
- Describe ongoing action or states “~teiru”
- Describe actions done or to be done in preparation for the future“~teoku”
- Describe changes to a certain state using "yoninaru"
- Expressing causes of or reasons for situations or outcomes using "tameni"

New Grammar
- Describe deliberate effect “~teiru”
- Express the effects of an action using “~tearu"
- Express completion/Incompletion of Past, Present or Future Action using “~teiru” and “~teita"
- Express purposes-1 "yoni"
- Describe your efforts using "yoni suru", "yoni shiteiru"
- Express purposes-2 "tameni"
- Talk about ways of doing things
- Explain how to use facilities
- Understand the various compound words using kanji
- Use polite and casual speech.

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

This is an advanced course. Ideally you have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam N5, or you should have completed Japanese for Busy People Volume 1 and 2, as well as preferably Japanese for Busy People Volume 3, unit 1.
Students should be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and have some knowledge of Kanji.

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

- active student interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work and discussion
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic materials
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.

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

Japanese for Busy People 3 (revised 3rd edition).

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

Please ask your teacher or check our web pages for more information on courses and workshops.

Rie Tsuruta-Barratt

Rie came to Britain in 2004 to study a BA in Ceramics and Wood after working as an Art Director/Graphic Designer for 17 years in Tokyo. Learning a language as an adult changed her life, enabling her to study at university again and to start a new life abroad. Rie believes that learning and teaching a language can change someone’s life and this is why she is fascinated by teaching Japanese to adult learners. After completing her MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2012, Rie obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in 2016 whilst also teaching Ceramics in an adult education college and Japanese Pottery at a college as a visiting lecturer. She then started teaching Japanese both privately and at a language school where she gained valuable experience teaching at all levels. Since 2019, Rie has been teaching Japanese at City Lit at all levels from complete beginners to advanced. Her teaching materials, which include original handouts, reflect her background in art design and culture and help learners enjoy speaking and listening.

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.