Japanese beginners module 3

Course Dates: 20/09/21 - 06/12/21
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Online
Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (Kodansha International).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LJ003

Started Mon, eve, 20 Sep - 06 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

To enable you to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.

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?

Japanese For Busy People L8,9, 11 ( partially ), 12 & 14
Talk about tourist destinations
Describe what is inside a building
Talk about whereabouts of things and people
Talk bout characteristics of thing sand people
Use basic greetings when visiting people and receiving guests
Express your thoughts about experiences
Express gratitude.

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

- Use modifying nouns / adjective + noun
- Conjugation of I and na adjective
- Use arimasu/imasu
- Understand the existence of people and objects
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Use verbs with direct and indirect object with appropriate particles
- Use times and verbs to describe your daily routine.

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

You should have a sound knowledge of basic Japanese. You should have covered Lessons 1-7, 10, of Japanese for Busy People (3rd Edition) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. You should also be able to read all Hiragana and Katakana.

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?

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 - Kana Version (Kodansha International), Lessons 8, 9, 11 and 14.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).

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

Japanese 2 lower: module 1.

Hisaka Bunting

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.