Japanese Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
245 GBP
Part time
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 30/04/2020 - London
Course Dates
30/04/2020   (English)
245 GBP
02/05/2020   (English)
245 GBP
Japanese Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

Course description

Japanese Beginners Refreshers (Year 2)

Take your learning to the next level with this Japanese Beginners Refresher course. An ideal follow-on from the Japanese Beginners course, you will build on your knowledge, fine-tune your skills and grow in confidence.

The course consists of one evening class a week, for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, which is ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.

Learning Objectives

Module 1

  • Talk about the characteristics of things and people
  • Existence of People and Things
  • Numbers and counters
  • Expressions how often you do something
  • Talk about what you want to do
  • Ask someone to do something for you
  • Verb conjugation / Verb groups / Verb て-form
  • Ask someone to do something for you
  • Introduce 40 kanji.

Module 2

  • Talk about weekend plans and travel plans
  • Ask permission to do something at someone's house
  • Forbid someone from doing something
  • Expresses ability or possibility
  • Describe what one has experienced in the past
  • Conversation in the plain style
  • Introduce 30 kanji.

Module 3

  • Express your opinion
  • direct speech and reported speech
  • How to express when
  • Noun modification by sentences
  • Talk about getting on and off means of transportation
  • Learn the statements involving receiving or giving actions
  • Conditional expression
  • Introduce 30 kanji.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

You should have one of the following:

  • approx 50-60 hrs prior formal study
  • successfully completed Japanese Beginners (Year 1)
  • be able to carry out an elementary conversation; talk about yourself (your nationality, where you work, where you live etc.); be able to talk about your daily activities and your hobbies; order in a café; describe a place and give directions; say what you like or dislike; have a good knowledge of present regular and irregular verbs, prepositions, possessive pronouns and common adverbs of frequency; have some notions of the past tense, the 'near past' (I've just…) and future tenses (I am going to/I will)

If you wish to join this course in January, please contact the short courses office.

Training Course Content

Module One will cover topics from the textbook Minna no Nihongo (Lessons 8-14) - the textbook only uses Japanese characters, so you are expected to be able to read and write in Japanese (Hiragana & Katakana) before joining this course.

Module Two will cover topics from the textbook Minna no Nihongo (Lessons 15-20) - this will also include learning colloquial form in order to talk with your Japanese friends more naturally.

Module Three will cover topics from the textbook Minna no Nihongo (Lessons 21-25) - this will be more practical; you will be involved in listening practice from oral conversations, films and drama in natural speed.

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