Japanese Advanced 1

This is a continuing course for students who wish to pursue their study of Japanese advanced level. This course is designed to enable students who worked through Japanese for Busy People 1, 2 and 3 and achieved their mastery of intermediate Japanese and progress smoothly into the advanced 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. The course includes talking about larger social topics by expressing individual opinions. It is assumed that students have about 500 hours of prior learning.

TEXTBOOK

  • Minna no Nihongo Chuukyuu 2, (Publisher: Three A Network), Lesson 13-14.

CLASS PLAN

Nine Sessions that aim to build high level comprehension and communication skills in intermediate-advanced Japanese.

CONTENT

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

  • Expressing Ideas that Run Contrary to Expectation
  • Expressing an Approximate Figure for an Amount or Degree
  • Describing an Unexpected Result
  • Changing an Expression and for Presenting a Conclusion
  • Seeking Agreement with the Other Person

Lesson 14

  • Indicating a Span of Time During Which an Action or Event Occurs
  • Considering from the Standpoint of
  • Explaining the Definition
  • Expressing Causes of or Reasons
  • Expressing the Speaker’s Conjecture and Judgment

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Communicates in Japanese, in particular to give assistance and instructions to Japanese tourists.
  2. Exhibit 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.

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