What is the course about?
On this course, you will be able to increase your fluency in understanding and
speaking Japanese, consolidate the basic structure of
the language and also extend your knowledge by working on more complex
grammatical structure and functions. You will acquire a greater understanding of Japanese culture
What will we cover?
Textbook: Japanese for Busy People 1 Kana version Revised edition 3, Kodansha USA. Book 2 Lesson 1, 2, 6 & 8
Describing a change in state
Expressing a sequence of events
Understanding Kanji in context
Understanding Kanji compounds
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Talk about how things have changed around you, e.g. hometown, work, etc..
• Talk about how Tokyo has changed since 1960s.
• Talk about your health
• Talk about past and future events
•Describe what you should do when visiting friends
• Understand your doctor’s instruction at the hospital
• Talk about holiday plans, events et.
• Describe your routine
•Get by in a restaurant or in a shop
•List your New Year's resolutions
• Discuss Japanese culture and current affairs
• Understand real conversational style
• Understand the meaning of sentences when using Kanji
• Write Kanji and compound words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese 2 upper, ie you should have completed Japanese for Busy People revised edition 3, book 2 (lessons 1-6 & 8) or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. You should be fluent
in Hiragana and Katakana with some basic knowledge of Kanji.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need the textbook Japanese for Busy People book 2, revised 3rd edition.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 3 lower module 2.
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