Japanese Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £47 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 11 MAC 08/01/2019 26/03/2019 LJ2025

What will the course cover?

How to communicate in interactive way, using adjectives and verb forms. How to use numbers, certain verbs in past and present forms, some particles. We also include cultural / social aspects useful for a visitor to Japan.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with a knowledge of the topics covered in entry level. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ISN'T FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS! Yyou're welcome to try a class, if there is a place, before joining the course.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You need to know basic greetings, personal information, numbers, the time, and some reading & writing (Hiragana).

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

We revise the topics covered in the previous module plus: make requests, receive and make telephone calls, receive and make invitations and offers, give your impressions, ask and show the way, in a polite way getting around a city on foot and by taxi understand and use some expressions of time go shopping ask and undestand prices use question words You will also read and write more Hiragana and some Katakana.

How is the course organised?

Using the course book supplemented with worksheets, handouts, 'realia' etc, and audio taped material, you will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning. We will cover all four skills each lesson: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Because of the lack of 'clues' i.e. the almost complete dissimilarity between Japanese and English, you'll need to spend a short time TWICE EVERY DAY trying to learn phrases and words by heart. This entails LOTS of repetition (try and get a fellow learner to work with). You'll have revision of the last class and homework to do, too. Listen as much as possible to the tape. Try and work with video and CDs. You may like to find a Japanese speaker for language exchange! Visit the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/languages for extra material for practice.

How will my progress be assessed?

Each lesson's tasks can be used to assess your progress, both by your tutor and yourself. The tutor keeps a record of your work to help keep you on target, in the Course File,

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Japanese beginners stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Tutor will advise

What support is available?

Help with literacy and numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.