Japanese Lower Intermediates

Japanese Lower Intermediates

This course will suit people who have already studied Japanese for over two years or who have studied the textbook "Japanese For Busy People 2" up to lesson 4, and can be read and write hiragana, katakana and about 60 kanji (numbers, days of the week, some adjectives and some verbs). The aim of the course is to develop your confidence and ability to communicate effectively and express opinions in authentic situations such as social occasions and everyday conversation. Students are expected to be confident using hiragana and katakana as well as kanji. The focus of the course is on all four skills, particularly speaking, listening and reading. Basic grammar will be explained to help understand the structure of the language.

The course book is "Japanese for Busy People 2" Revised 3rd Edition (AJALT - Association for Japanese Language Teaching / ISBN 978-4-7700-3010-8).


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have been given the opportunity to:

- Learn new grammatical structures to improve your conversational skills (the basic plain verb forms and its new structures) such as talking about past experiences, making strong suggestions, using adverbial forms of adjectives to modify and so on)

- Learn and recognise some more kanji (about 20)

- Express a sequence of events in a variety of situations (talk about routines and habits, explaining why you are doing something out if the ordinary, talking about experience, showing concern and stating or confirming the progress of an event)


Your Tutor

Setsuko Jerome Setsuko Jerome trained in Tokyo and taught Japanese as a foreign language for over 20 years. She has taught at all levels, from state primary to university and is also responsible for a number of Cambridge exams for Japanese. She is particularly interested in bilingualism and second language acquisition.  


Tuition fees: £140.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £140.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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