Japanese : a journey for beginners in spring
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Please note the dates: 1st April, 8th April, 29th April and 6th May.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LJ110
Duration: 4 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
To provide students with an understanding of the basics of spoken Japanese. To provide students with the ability to understand simple conversational Japanese and with the confidence to speak and respond in an appropriate way.
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?
Introducing yourself; food and drink; shopping; numbers; the time; directions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use basic greetings
- Introduce yourself
- Use basic numbers
- Order food/drinks
- List names of some public places
- Give/ask for the time
- Ask for simple directions
- Converse in Japanese using simple structures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginner's course - no previous knowledge required.
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?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please check with your tutor for the most suitable progression route.
Noriko came to London to do sociolinguistics research on linguistic politeness. She has taught Japanese language to adults and university students throughout her research years. After completing her thesis and degree, pondering the next direction, she has realised that she has had more joy teaching Japanese and meeting people who love learning Japanese for a variety of reasons. So she decided to continue to teach Japanese as her main occupation. Noriko also works as a public service interpreter. She is honoured to help people in different circumstances in life by helping their communication. City Lit has recently given Noriko new challenges of teaching some unique courses. One is to teach the basic Japanese and apply them to objects and inscriptions held at the British Museum. The other is to let student encounter numerous onomatopoeic expressions in Japanese.
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.