What is the course about?
Learning to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.
What will we cover?
Showing gratitude, receiving hospitality; asking where things are (in a shop, on the street etc); talking about the
weekend; use of adjectives; describing daily routine.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand i and na adjectives
- Describe things using I and Na adjectives
- Use modifying nouns / adjective + noun
- Use past form and past negative form of adjectives
- Use Arimasu/Imasu to talk about people and things
- Describe where something is, ie under~, below~, above~ next to~ etc
- Ask where things / people are
- Talk about your weekend using appropriate particles and WH words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have covered lessons 1-7, and 10-11 of Japanese for Busy People or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. They should be able to read all Hiragana.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Direct communicative approach with oral practice, role-play, group and pair work. Emphasis on speaking and listening. Audio and video cassettes will be used to aid understanding of Japanese culture.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Japanese for Busy People 1 - (Kana Revised Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8,9 & 13 & 14 or Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition) by Kodansha International lesson 8, 9, and 12.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Japanese 2 lower: module 1 in September.
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