Japanese advanced: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LJ511
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this course you will consolidate the structures of Japanese and extend your knowledge by working on more complex grammatical structures and functions. You will develop the four linguistic skills with particular emphasis on spoken /conversational Japanese.
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?
Different styles of Japanese conversation, grammar patterns, written composition, Kanji, contemporary and historical Japanese culture. Additional topics will be negotiated in class at the start of the course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand with more ease conversations among native Japanese speakers
- Participate in everyday conversation across a wide range of topics - from your personal interests to Japanese current affairs
- Expand your knowledge and the use of grammar patterns
- Use a wider range of vocabulary
- Write for different purposes
- Recognize Kanji and understand its meaning in different written forms
- Talk about Japanese culture and current affairs, using various media.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is ideal for those who passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam N4, (possibly N3) or those who have studied Japanese for over 7 years. Knowledge of Kanji and how to use the Kanji dictionary is necessary.
If you have experience of living in Japan for over 2 years, please contact the Languages department for further advice.
5. How will I be taught, and will there be.
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: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE [Revised Edition] The Japan Times
(Japan); 2nd Revised ed. We recommend that students attend the first session before buying
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese advanced: 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.