Improve your grasp of Japanese with part 2 of our Beyond Beginners course – ideal if you have studied at beginners level. Build your confidence using the language over 10-weekly sessions.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
Japanese Beyond Beginners Part 2 Course overview
In part 2, you’ll talk in more depth about weekend plans and travel arrangements – perfect small talk for chatting to Japanese friends or colleagues. You will also learn the Japanese etiquette to ask permission in someone’s home to avoid embarrassment and teach you the Japanese way of life.
You’ll use the past tense to describe past experiences and be introduced to an additional 30 new kanji, helping you improve your reading and writing skills.
Our teaching will draw in elements of Japanese culture to keep our lessons engaging and relevant.
This is the second module in the Beyond Beginners syllabus, working towards Japanese-Language Proficiency Test N5 level. These small and interactive classes are the perfect way to continue your learning.
Who is it for?
If you have completed part 1 of the syllabus or studied Japanese for a total for 80 hours, this is a good place to pick up. You will find more details in the eligibility section.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 19:00 for 10 weeks.
- Join us for part 2 and improve your Japanese skills in just 10 weeks
- Develop your knowledge of Japanese cultural norms to communicate appropriately and respectfully
- Understand more of Japanese history and way of life
- Evening learning to fit around daytime commitments.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- talk about weekend plans and travel arrangements
- ask permission as a guest in someone’s home
- forbid an action
- express ability or possibility
- describe what you have experienced in the past
- use basic conversation in the plain style
- understand and use 30 new kanji.
- Verb て-form はいけません。
You must not smoke here.
- Verb て-formいます。
Now I am studying Japanese language at home.
Do I have to wake up at 6am?
No, I am going by taxi, so you do not need to wake up at 6am.
- V dictionary form ことができます。
Can you write 200 kanji?
Assessment and certificates
You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course if you attend over 70 per cent of the classes. The course is not formally accredited.
There is no formal assessment, but you will be expected to complete around two hours of homework each week.
You’ll develop the four key skills of effective communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
As well as learning directly from the tutor, you’ll learn from your fellow classmates, sharing short written scripts with the group. Pair and group work are used for role-playing and completing language tasks.
Textbooks, video and audio clips and online resources are all used in our teaching, so you can learn both in the class and independently.
It is the right level if you have either:
- completed part 1 of the Beyond Beginners syllabus or equivalent elsewhere
- studied formally for 80 hours.
You should already be able to:
- write and read Hiragana and Katakana
- talk about the characteristics of things and people
- use numbers and counters
- make expressions of how often you do something
speak about what you want to do.
If this isn’t the level you need, check out the details for our range of Japanese courses.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.