Japanese Upper Intermediates

Japanese Upper Intermediates

 This course will suit people who have already studied Japanese for nine terms or who have studied the textbooks "Japanese For Busy People 1" and “Japanese For Busy People 2” up to part of Lesson 12 and also can read and write hiragana, katakana, and about 130 basic kanji.

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 130 kanji appeared in the textbook up to Lesson 12. The focus of the course is on all four skills, particularly speaking, listening and reading. There would be some opportunities of writing exercises in lessons as well. Basic grammar will be explained to help you understand the structure of the language.


The course book is 'Japanese for Busy People 2 revised 3rd Edition (Kodansha USA)', ISBN-10: 1568363869

ISBN-13: 978-1568363868


The course would cover part of Lessons 12-14.


Learning Outcomes

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

-tell someone over the phone that you do not have time to talk and will call them back later

-talk about changes in state

-talk about your dreams for the future

-talk about what to do in the event of a disaster

-talk about problems and explaining solutions


The following aspects of grammar will also have been covered:

-describing a change in state: '---te kuru'

-making hypothetical statements '----tara'

-stating the result of an action or event '---tara ---mashita'


Your Tutor

Ayumi Houghton Ayumi Houghton is a native Japanese speaker with many years of teaching experience. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and got a BA in the US. She has a Diploma in teaching Japanese as a foreign language and has taught Japanese to English speaking students from many different age groups. She is also interested in learning foreign languages herself.  


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


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Wed 02/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 04/12/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 11/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

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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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