Adult Classes

Course Outline for Adult Classes

 

Course Flow Chart

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LevelCourse Outline and Materials
IThis course is aimed towards those who have never learned Japanese. Students learn the following through games and activities with classmates:

 

• To understand the basic usage of verbs and particles through rudimentary vocabulary and grammar used in everyday life and it will bridge to the Level II grammar;
• To be able to read and write all 46 characters of each Hiragana and Katakana and to read 58 to 64 Kanji characters for beginners;
• To be able to do simple greetings in many aspects of everyday life, to talk about yourselves, to ask questions in a limited number of fields and to understand them;
• To be able to answer or to tell the reasons for the requests or things; and
• To understand and be interested in Japanese culture through the introduction of these concepts.

Course Materials
‘Genki I – Third Edition’ Japan Times, Lessons 1 to 6
‘Workbook I (3rd edition)’

IIThis course aims to enhance total Japanese language skills through developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a balanced manner based on learning basic grammar and expression in the textbook. Students learn the following:

 

• To be able to have a conversation in a wide variety of daily situations through class activities like role-play, games, etc.;
• To be able to write proper sentences with Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji by taking dictation;
• To be able to enhance your knowledge about Japanese grammar with workbook exercises and homework;
• To improve your listening skills and pronunciation using audio-visual aids; and
• To increase interest and desire to learn Japanese by introducing Japanese culture.
• 87 Kanji introduction by phonetic, hieroglyphic, and semantic origin.

Course Materials
‘Genki I – Second Edition’ Japan Times, Lessons 7 to 12
‘Workbook I (2nd edition)’

IIIIn this course, you will learn several means of more sophisticated expressions. Those lead to the art of Japanese delicate methods of expressions as you advance. The goal of this level is to develop your ability for expressing the complex situations such as asking favours, apologizing, gossiping, and regretting. Also the classes include the simple practical dialogues as applying for jobs and having job interviews.
• 95 Kanji introduction. Course Materials
‘Genki II – Third Edition’ Japan Times, Lessons 13 to 18
‘Workbook II (3rd edition)’
IVIn this course, you learn the causative use, passive and honorific expressions with grammar. After finishing this class, you will be able to feel comfortable in daily conversation through the practice in the class. You will be able to understand how respectful languages are used in the context of restaurants, convenience stores and business situations.
• 77 Kanji introduction.

 

Course Materials
‘Genki II – Second Edition’ Japan Times, Lessons 19 to 23
‘Workbook II (2nd edition)’

VThis course aims to lead to the intermediate-advanced level through enhancing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and the cultural knowledge comprehensively by establishing beginner’s level grammar, vocabulary and kanji. This course focuses on improving reading skills of long sentences, communication skills and so forth.
• 283 Kanji introduction.

 

Course Materials
TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Lessons 1 to 5

VIThis course aims to expand four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and the socio-cultural knowledge needed for communication, thereby easing the transition into advanced Japanese. Particularly under focus are the reading skills for comprehending long texts and for the communication skills necessary for conducting practical conversation, for stating opinions, making presentations and the listening skills useful for picking up various types of information.
• 220 Kanji introduction.

 

Course Materials
TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Lessons 6 to 10

VIIThis course aims to expand four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and the socio-cultural knowledge needed for communication, thereby easing the transition into advanced Japanese. There is a strong focus on reading skills which will help in comprehending long texts, conducting practical conversations, stating opinions and making presentations. The course provides a wealth of contents such as general information on Japan, traditional culture or history and politics using primary source material.
• 220 Kanji introduction.

 

Course Materials
TOBIRA: Gateway to Advanced Japanese, Lessons 11 to 15

VIIIThis course builds on what students have learned up to Level 7, and aims to achieve a balanced development of the four skills of Japanese which is equivalent to B2 level(CEFR). Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concreate and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Some material to prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Levels N1 and N2) will also be covered.

 

Course Materials
There is no fixed textbook for this course. Various materials from digital news, TV news, TV programs, Japanese novels, Manga, JLPT N2 &N1grammar and vocabulary etc. will be used. As a part of curriculum, we focus on conversation about different themes with native Japanese language speakers in small group in classroom through year.