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Japanese 3 2017 - Lower Intermediate

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Mount Fuji

Wednesday Afternoon 4-6pm

This course is for students who have completed Level 2 and/or are confident in using basic Japanese verbs and adjectives with the correct grammatical structures, conjugations and particles. Generally you will have completed Japanese for Busy People I or equivalent.

PREREQUISITE: You must be able to read and write both Hiragana and Katakana perfectly. Basic Kanji or Kanji are used in class but the practice of Kanji is not dealt with in class.

The course runs for 20 weeks, 2 hours per week.  The price of the course will be added during the registration process.  

Course Fees are:

Students registered in 2016-17: £95
LU and LSU Staff, Alumni, Campus Partner Staff and Concessions (pensioners, job seekers etc) registered in 2016-17: £125
General Public registered in 2016-17: £155
Students: £125
LU and LSU Staff, Alumni, Campus Partner Staff and Concessions (pensioners, job seekers etc): £155
General Public: £185
Discount for anyone registered in 2016-17:£30 (already applied to the returner rates above). No more than one discount can be applied per year.

Any refunds should be requested in writing to languages@lboro.ac.uk by Friday 13th October at 4 pm. A £20 fee will be applied.

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Course Dates

11th October 2017 – 9th May 2018

Places Available


Course Leader

Maki Ueda-Rabone
Course Description

The class is taught in Japanese with a little help in English (that is, you should be able to ask questions in Japanese). This course introduces a variety of expressions to develop conversational complexity. You will be expected to engage in conversation practice in a group or with your partner and/or teacher during each session.

Please note that this course is NOT SUITABLE for those who are advanced speakers and have already mastered how to use "plain form" with various expressions.

Some of the topics covered are:

•           Asking for advice about a gift

•           Choosing a Yukata

•           Searching for a lost item

•           Inviting a colleague to a hot spring

•           Greeting a new employee

•           Running into an old acquaintance

•           Talking about productivity

•           Computer trouble

On completion, you will be able to:

•           Compare things and talk about preferences

•           Talk about your experience

•           Give advice/strong suggestions

•           Ask for and offer explanations

•           Decline invitations

•           Describe activities in detail

•           Describe a sequence of events

•           Master at least 160 kanji

Materials supplied: Extra handouts for Grammar exercises, listening practice and Kanji exercises.

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