Japanese Lower Intermediate Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 135 Conc £51 Full £286 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 LJ1050

What will the course cover?

Further study of grammar and functional skills with the main emphasis on productive skills (speaking and writing).

Who is the course for?

For anyone who has done at least 1 year of Japanese or its equivalent (60 hours of classroom instructions).

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

You should already be able to read and write both Hiragana and Katakana.

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

Be ready to cope with most common situations encountered on a trip to Japan.

How is the course organised?

11 weekly sessions each term. Each 2-hour session will have a mixture of short grammar presenations, speaking activtivies, writing practice etc.

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

About 1/2 hours each week.

How will my progress be assessed?

By the tutor in class and through regular assessments.

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

Stage 2 next term.

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


What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or 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. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.