Japanese Early Bird beginners: module 2

Course Dates: 01/10/21 - 10/12/21
Time: 08:15 - 09:45
Location: Online
Wake up to the sound of Japanese! Join this lively course for beginners at breakfast time, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 3rd edition (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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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00

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Course Code: LJE02

Started Fri, day, 01 Oct - 10 Dec '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Japanese For Busy People L6, 7 & 10

Talk about where you will go, when and with whom,
Talk about travel destinations, places and people to visit, date and times and means of transportation
Talk about everyday doings-what you will do, when and where
Describe things using adjectives
Practice of Hiragana & Katakana

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...

- Ask your way on public transport
- Talk and ask about the weekend
- Ask your way on public transport
- 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
-Use some basic adjectives
- 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 1-6 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?

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: Japanese for Busy People 1 - Kana Version (Kodansha International).
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.
Please check the website for related workshops.

Rie Tsuruta-Barratt

Rie came to Britain in 2004 to study a BA in Ceramics and Wood after working as an Art Director/Graphic Designer for 17 years in Tokyo. Learning a language as an adult changed her life, enabling her to study at university again and to start a new life abroad. Rie believes that learning and teaching a language can change someone’s life and this is why she is fascinated by teaching Japanese to adult learners. After completing her MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2012, Rie obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in 2016 whilst also teaching Ceramics in an adult education college and Japanese Pottery at a college as a visiting lecturer. She then started teaching Japanese both privately and at a language school where she gained valuable experience teaching at all levels. Since 2019, Rie has been teaching Japanese at City Lit at all levels from complete beginners to advanced. Her teaching materials, which include original handouts, reflect her background in art design and culture and help learners enjoy speaking and listening.

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.