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?
How to make te-form, making suggestions, agreeing, refusing requests, giving instructions, describing recipes describing your plan, asking for delivery, offering to do things.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand 3 different groups of verbs
- Use the TE-form at a basic level
- Make te-form according to the rules
- Use a wide range of everyday verbs
- Invite someone to do something, make suggestions using ~mashooka, ~masenka, ~mashoo
- Refuse an invitation in a polite way
- Buy a ticket
- Offer to do something using “mashooka”
- Give instructions using te-form
- Describe a recipe using te-form
- Talk about your plan using te-form
- Use various counters depending on the item.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed one year of beginners Japanese and Japanese 2 lower: module 1 , Japanese for Busy People 1 Revised 3rd edition, lessons 1- 16, 24 & 25 ) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
You should also be able to read Hiragana and Katakana.
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 edition 3 (Lessons 15, 16 & 17), Kodansha International.
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 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
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