What is the course about?
The course will enable you to make yourself understood in a wide range of everyday situations. All language
skills will be practised but there is a particular focus on speaking and listening. Lessons are interactive and
include cultural information about Japan and the Japanese society. This course is suitable if you have studied Japanese for 4 years or equivalent, or if you have studied for the exam JLPT N5 or have already passed the exam.
What will we cover?
Give an explanation
Modify nouns and noun clauses
Give reasons using "te" form + ureshii/ kanashii / bikkurisuru / komatteiru etc.
Kanji compounds and radicals
Talk about Japan today.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Express possibities
- Differentiate between "kara" and "node"
- Express what you are able to do
- Express likes and dislikes
- Describe feelings, emotions and circumstances to explain yourself
- Familiarise yourself with the various media to improve your fluency
- Use and identify Kanji in sentences
- Extract information from leaflets or flyers
- Talk about Japanese culture, current affairs, TV dramas etc….
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Japanese for Busy People book 2 (L 1- 8 ) and be able to read and write all Hiragana and Katakana characters, as well as some kanji (JPLT N5).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
active student participation
emphasis on speaking and listening
pair and group work
use of realia and authentic materials
use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Japanese for Busy People book 2 Revised 3rd edition.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 3 Upper module 2. Please also check our website for information on our range of courses and workshops.
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