Japanese Elementary 4

This course is for intermediate students, who have completed lesson 9 of the text book, Japanese for Busy People 2 or have about 150+ hours of prior learning. This course focuses on sentence structures, vocabulary building, speaking and listening skills whilst also learning about Japanese culture and customs. The students are required to read Hiragana and Katakana.

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 2 (Revised 3rd Edition), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 10-12.

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

  • Asking for Time Off: Giving a Reason (1), Expressing Potentiality
  • Selecting a Vacation Plan: Expressing Volition ("I am thinking about..."), Giving a Reason (2), Forming Indirect Questions
  • Reserving a Room at an Inn: Expressing Uncertainty, Talking about Future Events Coming into Being

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Expand the use of basic Japanese in everyday social and business settings.
  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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27 Jan

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