april, 2020

2020wed29apr(apr 29)7:00 pmwed17jun(jun 17)9:00 pmJapanese: Intermediate 3Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 7 weeks


April 29 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - June 17 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

7 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

This Japanese course is based on a comprehensive approach, developing the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, in order to cultivate overall competence in Japanese. You will become proficient in sentence structure and grammar through the study of a variety of different topics from Japanese geography and history to pop culture. On completion of this course you will be ready for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level N4 or N3.
The course is priced for one term; to complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend all 3 terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).


Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

This course is suitable if you have studied Japanese for approx. 150 hours, can read and write hiragana, katakana, about 200 kanji, and 2000 words, and have developed the ability to take part in everyday conversation and read and write simple sentences.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 1st term, you will have the opportunity to learn:

• Dealing at the bank
• Potential verbs
• Volitional form
• あげる/くれる/もらう
• Accommodations in Japan
• Interesting experiences in Japan
• ‘I hear that’
• Transitivity pairs

In the 2nd term you will have the opportunity to learn:
• Job hunting
• Manga
• Write letters and E-mail
• Honorific verbs
• Giving respectful advice
• Extra-modest expressions/humble expressions

In the 3rd term, you will have the opportunity to learn:
• Questions with in larger sentences
• Passive sentences
• Causative sentences/ causative-passive sentences
• Four language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, using natural language to recognize and use correct grammatical structures and communication strategies
• Around 400 kanji and 2500 words to develop the ability to converse, read and write about matters of a general nature
• Language required for writing a letter or thesis
• Contemporary Japanese customs, culture and social

Extra costs on the course, for example text book, materials or equipment:

Textbook: げんき2, “An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Genki 2” second edition ISBN 978-4-7890-1443-4. The cost is approximately £35 from Amazon.

For the first session, you will need to bring:

It is highly recommended that you purchase the specific course textbook before the first lesson, once the college has confirmed your course is running.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

You will be able to proceed to a Japanese Advanced course.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£135/£81 – Booking opens now


Yukiko IsonoI have been teaching Japanese in the UK since 1980 and have developed Japanese teaching methods for adult learners. I am the author of “BBC Talk Japanese”.


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