Japanese beginners: module 2
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
To enable you to communicate at basic level in spoken Japanese and to build up your basic knowledge and extend your range of vocabulary.
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?
Greeting friends; place/location; talking about the weekend; compliments, practice of Hiragana.It would also be useful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as nouns and verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk and ask about the weekend
- Use basic verbs (eat, drink, watch, see, read, do, etc.) in the past and present forms
- Talk about your daily routine using basic verbs
- Use various particles and wh- questions
- Describe things using I and Na adjectives
- Use modifying nouns / adjective + noun
- Conjugation of I and na adjective
- Compliment your friends
- Write all Hiragana and Katakana.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Near beginners -It is essential to have basic knowledge of Japanese grammar. You should have attended Japanese 1 module 1, lessons 1-7 of Japanese for Busy People 1 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. You should also need to be able to read all Hiragana.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 - Kana Version (Kodansha International). Lessons 10, 12 & 14.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese beginners: module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Hisaka is a passionate educator of all ages, bringing over 15 years of experience in teaching Japanese language and culture to CityLit. Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Hisaka initially came to the UK for postgraduate study, specialising in Education. Following a stint working in the City, Hisaka’s focus moved to her love of teaching, becoming a central figure Japanese language learning in the UK through teaching in secondary schools and in adult education. She has also presented training seminars at Japan Foundation, volunteered for the Japanese In Your Classroom Programme of the Japan Society in both primary and secondary schools and is an accredited GCSE/A level subject expert to Ofqual.
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.