Japanese Upper Improvers

Japanese Upper Improvers

This course will suit people who have already studied Japanese for over one year or who have studied the textbook "Japanese For Busy People 1", and can be read and write hiragana, katakana and some 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 as well as katakana. 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 ?" Revised 3rd Edition (AJALT - Association for Japanese Language Teaching / ISBN 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 (use the comparison and superlative and more te-form and masu stem structures and so on)

- Learn and recognise some kanji (about 20)

- Express a sequence of events in a variety of situations (talk about stating/asking preference/soliciting, conversational expressions, connecting related sentences)



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
Thu 26/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 03/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 10/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 17/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 31/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 07/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 14/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 21/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 28/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 05/12/2019 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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