Japanese 4 lower: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
complex grammatical structures and functions. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 5 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.
Course Code: LJ412
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this course you will consolidate your knowledge of the structures of the Japanese language and work on more
complex grammatical structures and functions. You will develop the four linguistic skills with particular emphasis on
spoken / conversational Japanese.
The course enables you to be 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 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?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 2 Revised 3rd edition/ L13*, L14* Tara: Hypothetical Statements
tekimashita: Describe a change in state
tara - mashita: state the result of an action or event, kanji writing and reading. Teshimaimashita: Indicating that an action or event has been fully completed
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-make if-statements or when-statements
-express how things are changing
-express when noticed something new or unusual
-express regret, reluctance, or resignation
-understand everyday conversation
-understand information, advertisements, or leaflets containing Kanji
-familiarise yourself with Japan and Japanese culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese for Busy People Book 2 (L1- 12 ) and be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some kanji (JLPT N4 level).
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.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 4 lower: module 2.
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.