Japanese calligraphy

Course Dates: 11/03/22
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.
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 £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: LJW23

Fri, eve, 11 Mar - 11 Mar '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This session will offer you an overview of the Japanese writing system and the opportunity to practise writing your own name using a brush pen.

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?

The Japanese writing system -Roma-ji, Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji-
-Write your own name in Katakana
- Use a brush pen.

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

-Explain what is Roma-ji, Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji (Japanese writing system)
-Write your own name in Katakana
- Use a brush pen.

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

No previous knowledge of Japanese necessary.

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?

You can use a ballpoint pen, but if you prefer to purchase a brush pen, these are recommended:


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

Ask your tutor for advice on what to do next.

Kiyomi Unten

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.