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Eventbrite - Arabic (Level 1A) - January 2018

Japanese Language Flag Japanese - Level 1

Level: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Japanese for Busy People: Kana Version Book 1 (Japanese for Busy People Series) 

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 1 course are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the language.  The aim of level 1 is to introduce students to the language, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at an essential level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Welcome to the course, introduction alphabet, numbers 1-10, basic greetings; Giving personal information (name, age, where you live); Talking about our family, descriptions; Places in town and directions;  At the restaurant; Shopping; Transport; Countries.

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above so that they can communicate at a basic level in the language.  Students will understand basic words and phrases.  Students will be able to formulate simple sentences.


Eventbrite - Arabic (Level 1A) - January 2018

Japanese Language Flag Japanese - Level 2

Level: Post Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Japanese for Busy People: Kana Version Book 1 (Japanese for Busy People Series) 

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 2 course should either have completed level 1, or have only a basic previous knowledge of the language. The aim of level 2 is to develop basic language skills, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at an post-beginners level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Practical Spelling – Numbers (up to 100) Phonetics/letter patterns; Describing the home/ accommodation; Booking a hotel; Directions 2 – prepositions etc; Describing family members; Shopping 2 – (currency, change, preference); Transport; Weather.

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above, enabling them to hold a simple conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences.


Eventbrite - Arabic (Level 1A) - January 2018

Japanese Language Flag Japanese - Level 3

Level: Lower Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Japanese for Busy People: Kana Version Book 1 (Japanese for Busy People Series) 

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 3 course should either have completed level 2, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 3 is to further develop basic language skills; cultural awareness and grammatical ability, and further develop communication skills in the target language context.

Potential Topics: Numbers – Dates – Ordinals – Phone numbers; Letter writing; Talking about our family, descriptions; Education and Occupation; Numbers 2 – Making practical use of numbers, arithmetic; Daily Routine; At the Station (Train/Bus/Airport); Time.

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above which should give them the confidence to hold a conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences.


Eventbrite - Arabic (Level 1A) - January 2018

Japanese Language Flag Japanese - Level 4

Level: Intermediate
Time:

Monday 6-8pm

Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Japanese for Busy People: Kana Version Book 1 (Japanese for Busy People Series) 

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 4 course should either have completed level 3, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 4 is to build upon a solid beginner’s knowledge of the language and improve their ability to express themselves, constructing more complex sentences making use of new grammatical points such as the past tense. Students will also enhance their cultural awareness through class discussion.

Potential Topics: Opinions, Likes, dislikes and preferences, Hobbies, Daily Routine. Describing the past; holidays, trips and weekends and childhood. Cultural difference. Making arrangements and reservations, Hiring and Purchasing.

Suggested Grammar Coverage: Students should be provided with an expanding grammatical base which allow them to construct independent sentences and phrases. Past tense and simple future will be covered.

Learning outcomes: Students will aim to improve their spoken expression and vocabulary in the main topic areas sharing and defending opinions as well as voicing disagreement. Students will improve their descriptive competence, learning to give more detailed accounts of past events. Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary to observe and discuss cultural difference.


Eventbrite - Arabic (Level 1A) - January 2018

Japanese Language Flag Japanese - Level 5

Level: Post Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I Dai 2-Han Honsatsu Kanji-Kana (Book & CD)                                                      Publisher: 3A Network; 2nd edition (9 Aug. 2012), ISBN-10: 4883196038

Learning Objectives:

Students taking the level 5 course should either have completed level 4, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 5  is to develop strong language skills, cultural awareness and grammatical ability, giving the student confidence in their ability and the basic competences needed to communicate in a working environment.

Potential Topics:

Media: television/cinema/ communication technology (benefits/dangers of mobiles); The future tense and future plans; Travel plans; Opinions and view points; Current affairs; ‘In the workplace’ – Career/employment; Letter/email writing.

Suggested Grammar Coverage:

Students should be provided with a solid grammatical base which will allow them to converse more easily at this level by developing their own sentences and phrases.

Learning outcomes: 

Students will be able to hold discussions and discuss opinions. Students will have developed a broad vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above and a comprehensive knowledge of all of the main grammatical themes. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases associated with everyday living, as well as working