Japanese Intermediate (Level 3)
You are already knowledgeable in Hiragana, Katakana and basic Kanjis. You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.
- Session information: Mondays. 5-7pm
- Timeline: Started October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
- Term 1: Term 2: 10 weeks -18 January - 22 March 2021
- Fees: Term 2 £105.
This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online. If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus.
This course started in October and lessons will resume in January 2021. You are welcome to join this course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.
You are already knowledgeable in Hiragana, Katakana and basic Kanjis. You have reached a level similar to the CEFR A2 or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.
- Going to see a sports game
- Talking about the place where you live
- Reading an article from a website and understand what the writer thinks about eating habits
- Talking about your experience and memories of living overseas
- Socialising with people
- Helping someone who is worried
- Marugoto: Japanese language and culture
- Genki 2 Second Edition: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
- Marugoto: Japanese language and culture. Intermediate B1
There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.
It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.
This course is taught in Japanese; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary, writing system (Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana characters) and grammar structures of the Japanese language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Japanese language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Intermediate level (3), you can progress onto the Upper-intermediate level (4).