This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Have you always wanted to learn Japanese? Do you want to be able to speak Japanese at a basic level when you visit Japan?
Then this is the course for you. This short Japanese Beginners course will start to teach you how to exchange information in simple everyday situations.
By the end of the course successful students should be able to:
- identify and use some basic Japanese characters
- give and receive basic greetings and personal information
- order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant or cafe
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?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and 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 may be set to provide an opportunity for self study including the use of on-line resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record 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?
The appropriate follow-on course is a Japanese Beginners - Further Steps course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
No prior knowledge is required.
This Japanese course in Canterbury 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 contact us or ask to speak to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code CAN/91896/J/NC.