Japanese 5: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 07/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Develop your upper intermediate Japanese on this communicative course. Suitable if you have completed Japanese 4 upper or studied Japanese for about 6 years.
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 £121.00

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Course Code: LJ500

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

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this course, you will have the opportunity to 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 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.
Describing methods or circumstances and deliberate effect, talking about your way of doing things, expressing completion/incompletion of past or non-past actions, describing changes, talking abut/listening to news, discussing topics: organic agriculture.

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

- Common phrases using "koto", asking for and giving opinions.
- Describe order of action using “~te or ~de”
- Indicate methods or describe circumstances “~te or ~de”, “~naide” (review)
- Indicate methods or describe circumstances “~zuni/”
- Talk about ways of doing things
- Express deliberate effects of an action using “~te aru"
- Talk about ways of doing things
- Expressing on-going actions using “-te iru” (review)
- Expressing completion/incompletion of non-past actions using “-te iru”
- Expressing completion/incompletion of past actions using “-te ita”
- Giving, listening to and discussing news
- Understand the various compound words using kanji
- Use polite and casual speech.

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

Ideally you will have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam N5, or you will have completed Japanese for Busy People Volume 1 and 2, as well as Japanese for Busy People Volume 3, Unit 1 and Lesson 4. Students should be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana and have some knowledge of Kanji. This course suits students whose level is already intermediate but not yet advanced.

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, games and discussions of topics.
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 3 (revised 3rd edition).

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

Japanese 5: module 2.

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.

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