Japanese Beginners Conclusion

This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, and is open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. Students will develop enhanced skills in communication, reading, listening and writing.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition, Romanised Version), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 21-25.

CLASS PLAN

Nine Sessions that aim to build general mid-level comprehension and communication skills in Japanese.


CONTENT

Conversational Japanese and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.

Topics

  • Seeing a Museum: Being warned or advised, Forbid someone from doing something, Forbid something and give a reason for doing so, Ask someone not to do something
  • At the office: Busy at the moment, Talk about what you are doing now, Talk about whether you have finished an activity, Responding to an inquiry, Talk about where you live, where you work and who your acquaintances are, Ask where something you are looking for is sold, Ask someone at a party or store about something you are interested in
  • Socializing: Being introduced to someone, Talk about someone’s likes, skills, and interests, Introduce someone, giving details about where they live or work or what their interests are
  • At a party: Talk about what you want to do or where you want to live, Exchange information about a mutual interest

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

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

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

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

Please note that 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.

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.

$275 Limited / $248

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28 Jan

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