January 16 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description This 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
This 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.
To complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend both terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
You should have approx. 150 hours experience. This is the second term, in the first term the tutor covered the following:
• Dealing at the bank
• Potential verbs
• Volitional form
• Accommodations in Japan
• Interesting experiences in Japan
• I hear that
• Transitivity pairs
In the spring term (10 weeks) you will have the opportunity to learn:
• Job hunting
• Write letters and E-mail
• Honorific verbs
• Giving respectful advice
• Extra-modest expressions/humble expressions
In the summer term (10 weeks) 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:
Text book: 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.
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”.