What is the course about?
You will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations and develop a fuller understanding of Japanese culture and customs.
What will we cover?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition (Lessons 11, 13, 15, 16, 24 & 25 )
Asking for and giving reasons
Likes and dislikes
Saying what you want
Expressing desire to do something
Talking about family
Talking about possessions
Understanding Kanji in context
Useful colloquial expressions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Talk about your daily routine
• Talk about likes, dislikes and preferences
• Make plans (week end, party, event)
• List your New Year resolutions
• Make a compliment
•Talk about family members
• Describe your possessions
• Ask for permission
• Talk about Japanese festivals or events
• Talk about Olympic events past and future
• Make suggestions
• Invite friends to your party or an event
• Understanding current Japanese culture and affairs on TV
• Read Kanji characters and explain how it is used in a sentence
• Use short colloquial expressions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese for Busy People 1 ( lesson 1-10, 12 & 14 ), and be able to read all Hiragana and Katakana characters fluently .
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition (Lessons 11, 13, 15, 16 & 24 )
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 lower: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Please ask your teacher or check our web pages for more information.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details