Japanese Advanced 7

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, 3 and Minna no Nihongo Chuukyuu 1 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 570+hours of prior learning.


TEXT: Minna no Nihongo Chuukyuu 2, (Publisher: Three A Network), Lesson 21


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


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


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Expressing that one would naturally expect to be done, but one is not doing something
  • Using by the speaker to tell someone something she/he heard
  • Indicating that what is being stated is that person’s own opinion, not anyone else’s.
  • Meaning "based on …."
  • Introducing a statement contrasts with a preceding statement
  • Meaning “not only …, but …”


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.


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.