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.

Key Information

  • Session information: Mondays. 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 12 October - 14 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 18 January - 22March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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 will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. 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.

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Entry level

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.

Course content

  • 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

Resources

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.

Our approach

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.

Progression

Upon completing the Intermediate level (3), you can progress onto the Upper-intermediate level (4).