Japanese Intermediate 1

$258 Limited GST free / $232
Japanese Intermediate 1

This is a continuing course for students who wish to pursue their study of Japanese intermediate level. It is designed to enable students who have worked through Japanese for Busy People 1 and 2 to

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This is a continuing course for students who wish to pursue their study of Japanese intermediate level. It is designed to enable students who have worked through Japanese for Busy People 1 and 2 to complete their mastery of beginners' Japanese and progress to the intermediate level. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific skills, such as extending vocabulary, phrases, expressions in given areas, improving reading and writing skills, and developing a better understanding of specific cultural and social issues. It will allow students to practise and improve their speaking and listening skills in Japanese through a wide variety of activities. It is assumed that students with have 200 + hours of prior learning.


TEXT: Japanese for Busy People 3 (Revised 3rd Edition), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 1-2.


CLASS PLAN
Nine sessions that aim to build intermediate 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 (as related to textbook)

  • A lost Pet
    • Expressing Suppositions & Wondering Aloud
    • Expressing Impressions (1)
    • Conveying Information Gained Elsewhere
    • Describing Actions Done or to Be Done in Preparation for the Future
  • Disappearing Cookies
    • Expressing Certainty
    • Expressing Beliefs or Expectations Based on Information Gained Elsewhere
    • Expressing Impressions (2)
    • Expressing Ideas that Run Contrary to Expectation (1)


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

  1. Communicate in 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.


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.