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Japanese

Japanese Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Starting: Week beginning 12 October 2020
  • Course duration: 23 weeks (term-time only)

During the first term, all Japanese teaching will take place online.

Study is divided into one hour of group teaching each week (in which the language tutor will deliver the class using Microsoft Teams live streaming) and one independent hour which will contain content provided by the tutor to compliment the group session.

Your weekly engagement with the material in your own time is mandatory and essential for your progress in the group sessions with your tutor.

In addition, you will need to complete, on average, two to four hours per week of directed and independent learning (further details will be provided at a later stage).

Your syllabus is carefully designed so group, independent and directed learning activities complement each other, and your weekly full engagement with all three learning opportunities is critical to your success.

Japanese stage 1

This course is suitable for real beginner learners of Japanese with virtually no prior knowledge of the language.

During the course you’ll learn how to talk about basic personal details, daily routines, existence of people and things, and to learn how to engage in shopping conversation.

At the end of the course, you’ll have some elementary appreciation of Japanese grammar and structures and you’ll be able to give basic information about yourself, your daily schedule, and to communicate in shopping situations.

You will be able to ask where something or someone is, and how many.

Japanese stage 2

This course is suitable for beginner learners of Japanese with some knowledge of the language, equivalent to stage 1 (for example GCSE grade B or C).

During the course you’ll learn how to talk about your family members, town, holidays, hobbies, to give compliments and give directions.

At the end of the course, you’ll have deepened your appreciation of Japanese grammar and structures at an elementary level, and you’ll be able to make an appointment and comment on events using the past tense of adjectives.

Japanese stage 3

Japanese stage 3 is the right stage for you if you’ve successfully completed Japanese stage 2 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade A).

During the course you’ll study topics relating for example to the eating outdoors, seasons and weather, business trips, and staying healthy.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to express your future plans, talk about your involvement in the culture of another country, and about how you keep yourself healthy.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able, for example, to summarise extended written and spoken texts, as well as discuss and debate complex ideas.

Any questions?

Contact the Nottingham Language Centre:

Email: ulp@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6156

What you'll study

This course will combine practical online sessions for two hours per week with manageable homework projects to help you progress at a pace that suits you.

How to apply

Bookings are now open.

Check out the schedule and book your place via our online store:

https://onlinestore.ntu.ac.uk/short-courses/language-courses/japanese

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Bookings are now open.

Check out the schedule and book your place via our online store:

https://onlinestore.ntu.ac.uk/short-courses/language-courses/japanese

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The course fee is £250 (or £200 for Nottingham City Council teachers).

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The course fee is £250 (or £200 for Nottingham City Council teachers).

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418