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Japanese Beginners 4

$252 Limited GST free / $227
Japanese Beginners 4

This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. It is designed for people working in the local tourist industry

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This is a continuation course from lower levels of Japanese Beginners study, open to anyone wishing to develop their language skills. It is designed for people working in the local tourist industry who wish to improve their customer service for tourists, but also caters for those wishing to develop their Japanese language skills for everyday use. Students will develop enhanced basic skills in communication, reading, listening, and writing. This course is recommended for people working in the general travel sector, who need to communicate effectively with Japanese tourists. It assumes that students are familiar with Unit 1 to 8 of the main text book.


TEXT: Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition, Romanised Version), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 16-20.


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary Japanese.


CONTENT
Conversational Japanese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Participating in a Festival
    • Talking about what you own
    • Offer to help someone/accept or reject someone’s offer
    • Give a reason for offering someone something, inviting someone to do something, or
    • Refusing someone’s invitation
  • On Business outside Tokyo
    • Talking about plans
    • Talk about weekend plans and travel plans: state what you will do in what order
    • Talk about schedules in detail
  • Making a Request
    • Ask to have something delivered by a specific means from a store or office
    • Ask someone to do something for you
    • Give directions to a taxi driver
  • Seeing a Museum
    • Going to an Art Museum
    • Talk about getting on and off means of transportation, and about departure and arrival times
    • Talk about lengths of stays
    • Talk about travel times
  • At an Art Museum
    • Ask permission to do something at someone’s house or at a store
    • Grant or refuse permission, and give a reason for doing so.


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

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic 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.