Japanese language proficiency preparation
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBJ04
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will improve your listening, writing and reading skills in order to pass JLPT N5. You will also focus on answering techniques for each section of the test. Suitable if you have studied Japanese at least for 3 years.
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?
Guidance for new JLPT level 5
• Analysing the listening test and practising
• Analysing the reading & grammar test and practising
• Analysing the writing & vocabulary test and practising
• Learning Kanji
• Time management and improving fast reading
• Mock exam and understanding the exam format.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• demonstrate knowledge of the format for the listening exam
• read some sentences faster
• demonstrate a better understanding of grammar
• have extended vocabulary (including everyday vocabulary)
• demonstrate knowledge of over 100 kanji characters
• be familiar with exam technique
• understand the JLPT outline.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have completed Japanese for Busy People book 2 / lesson 6, or equivalent.
Please call the Languages department on 020 7492 2644 if you are unsure of your level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Using real exam-style practice, using English and Japanese.
Discussion and pair work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please talk to the tutor for advice.
Chika has over 27 years of experience as a Japanese teacher, 23 of which she has spent at City Lit. Her work was recognised with a Teacher of the Year award in 2017. She has a teaching diploma and a Degree in Fine Art. Since coming to the UK from Yokuska, Japan, in the late 1980s, Chika travelled extensively as a performance artist, taught Zig and Zag Japanese on the Big Breakfast TV show, and wrote pieces about Japanese life for various publications. Chika encourages her students to experience every aspect of Japanese culture, which she supports by introducing food, onsen, music and etiquette in her classes, as well as running special film night events at City Lit. Chika is constantly researching new methods to introduce students to the joy of learning, encouraging self- discovery and connection through class activities. Chika’s love of art and performance is reflected in her inspirational teaching materials, including original hand drawn certificates for student achievements which are displayed in the City Lit 100 years exhibition. Teaching and learning Japanese is a joy that Chika wants to share with everyone.
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.