This course will be delivered online for now and will resume in the classroom as soon as possible. Tunbridge Wells - THIS COURSE WILL CONTINUE ONLINE
Do you want to be able to speak Japanese at a basic level when visiting Japan or talking to a japanese speaking person?
This classroom based Beginners Modular course will help you to speak Japanese at a basic level.
You can start with either Module A or B although we recommend to attend Module B if you have already some little knowledge. Module C reinforces the language covered in the other modules and therefore is not for complete beginners. You can join Module C if you have some basic previous knowledge (around 40h of study).
This is an opportunity to practise speaking Japanese and develop your language and vocabulary face to face with your tutor and other students.
By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Give and receive personal information
- Use numbers (to talk about prices)
- Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant/café
- Basic grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using verbs at present tense, gender, prepositions and adjectives.
You may be given homework (1 hr max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Naoko Munro
Naoko is a native Japanese speaker. She has been teaching Japanese in a Japanese school for three years in England and helping teach Japanese to adults and young people for over five years. She has experience as a private tutor teaching other subjects in Japan. She has also been working as a Japanese- English translator
She creates an environment where the students are encouraged to speak Japanese and she believes that learning Japanese should be fun and enjoyable.
How will I be taught?
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances and the course will be delivered back in the classroom as soon as possible. The focus will be on speaking and listening. Some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Japanese culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide an opportunity for self-study.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student' starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set targets. This will be revisited regularly during the course to monitor and record your progress. Tutors will give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
After completing module A you can continue with Module B and C.
The appropriate follow-on course after completion of at least two modules is a Beginners Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor will send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
This course is for students with no previous knowledge or those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners’ pace. If you are unsure please carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. This provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/110716/K/NC.
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