Japanese 1 fast-track: module 1

Course Dates: 02/05/20 - 30/05/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Kiyomi Unten

Suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana.


What is the course about?

You will learn how to communicate at basic level in spoken Japanese in everyday situations.

What will we cover?

Numbers, introducing yourself, your family, your colleagues. Basic useful expressions, asking the time, shopping, daily and weekly routine, holiday plans, practice of Hiragana.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Introduce yourself and greet people (names, nationalities and jobs)

- Ask the time (international) at an airport or in the street

- Shop: asking for prices, colours, etc.

- Talk about your daily routine, using days of the week and months, etc.

- Make yourself understood in various places (bank, college, hospital, etc.)

- Read Hiragana.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Complete beginners.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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 ,Kana version, revised 3rd edition, Kodansha USA, (chapters 1-5)
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660). We recommend learners wait until after the first lesson before buying the textbook.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Japanese 1 fast-track module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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It's really interactive and fun for a beginner.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/06/2019)
Definitely study with this college
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/05/2019)
It is an intensive (5-week) but extremely enjoyable course for complete beginners in the Japanese language - I have learned so much in the 3 weeks I have been attending and it has built up my confidence to speak and write in Japanese.
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Review by Shelley Quaile / (Posted on 18/05/2019)
Excellent course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/05/2019)
I did this course last year and thoroughly recommend it. The teacher is amazing, and her class materials (with some of her own drawings/cartoons) are fun and useful. The first module in particular is really enjoyable and you learn a lot in a short space of time. It is not essential to know hiragana and katakana before you start, but quite helpful if you can at least start to learn this beforehand, as I it can really help to add interest and meaning, but certainly don't be put off if you haven't done so (I thought you had to know it, so tried to learn as much as possible beforehand). I continued through all the fast track modules for Japanese 1 and loved it so much, I have continued with the "normal" pace course for Japanese 2 lower.
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Review by Sharon / (Posted on 17/03/2017)
Fun class and easy to learn new words for day to day simple conversation.
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Review by V / (Posted on 13/07/2015)
the excellent tutor really gives you confidence to have a go even if you are a complete beginner.the style of the lesson is also v. Helpful - half speaking and then half explaining the points in a fun interactive way
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Review by Linda / (Posted on 10/07/2015)
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Course Code: LJ011

Sat, day, 02 May - 30 May '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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