Japanese Beginners 3

This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. Students will develop enhanced skills in communication, reading, listening and writing. This course is recommended for people working in the general travel sector who need to communicate at a low level with Japanese clients or for business people travelling to Japan who need basic cultural skills.


TEXT: Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition, Romanised Version), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 11-15.


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build general elementary comprehension and communication skills in Japanese.


CONTENT
Conversational Japanese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Dining Out
    • At a Tempura Restaurant
    • State how frequently you do something and give a brief reason for why you do it
    • Order food at a restaurant
  • Visiting a Japanese Home
    • Receiving Hospitality
    • Talk about the characteristics of things and people
    • Use basic greetings when visiting people and receiving guests
  • Giving Compliments
    • Talk about giving and receiving gifts
  • Expressing Gratitude
    • Express your thought about experiences
    • Express gratitude
    • Make a telephone call
  • Going to a Festival
    • Invitations
    • Talk about events
    • Invite someone/be invited to an event
    • Make plans with someone


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Japanese, in particular to give direction and instructions to Japanese tourists.
  2. Increase the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of Japanese.


IMPORTANT: Textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER
Abbey’s Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au


LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY
If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.