Japanese Intermediate 4

This is a continuing course for students who wish to pursue their study of Japanese intermediate level. This course is designed to enable students who worked through Japanese for Busy People 1 and 2 to complete their mastery of beginning Japanese and progress smoothly into the intermediate level. In this course, 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. This course will allow you to practise and improve your speaking and listening skills in Japanese through a wide variety of activities. It is assumed that students with have 200+ hours of prior learning.


DELIVERY MODE
This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Classes will consist 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. This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Please note that WEA Sydney is unable to provide any technical support for students' personal equipment. We understand that for many of our students this is a new and novel approach. If you are unsure if it is for you, please note that we will offer you a no questions asked refund up until the end of Week 2.


TEXT: Japanese for Busy People 3 (Revised 3rd Edition), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 7-8.


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)

  • Asking Someone To Takeover Work
    • Describing the Actions of Giving and Receiving Services
    • Expressing Intention (1)
  • My Passport Was Stolen
    • Using Passive Structures
    • Expressing Intention (2)
    • Indicating a Span of Time During Which an Action or Event Occurs


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
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.

$275 Limited / $248

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

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05 May

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