Japanese Beginners Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 11 MAC 30/04/2019 16/07/2019 LJ3025

What will the course cover?

How to communicate in situations you are likely to meet when you live in or visit Japan. Grammar includes past and present forms of verbs, a range of different particles, expressions of location. We also include those cultural aspects important for a foreigner to know..

Who is the course for?

Anyone with a knowledge of the topics covered in beginners stages 1&2. You're welcome to try a class, if there is a place, before joining the course. Check with the centre or the curriculum manager

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

Check the content of stages 1&.2. Please look on the website or ask at reception

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

Incorporating what has already been learned, we continue : Describing where you live: house, flat, rooms, furniture, amenities Finding out where places are Asking for help and information Going out and buying tickets for events You will read and write short texts, such as postcards, greeting cards, e-mails etc. You will extend your use of Hiragana and Katakana.

How is the course organised?

Using a 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!

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, which includes a detailed record of your achievements. You will need to take an active role in completing this!

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

Japanese pre-intermediate stage 1 (year 2)

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