Japanese, Arts and Culture Language Course
Evening Japanese course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn Japanese and explore Japanese arts and culture at classes starting from beginner level.
Why choose Japanese, Arts and Culture?
Your Japanese class will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication.
During your 8 week Japanese, Arts and Culture course, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to communicate confidently in the Japanese language.
Fees, location and time
The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.
The weekly evening classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3 minute walk from Holborn underground station in central London.
Japanese, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 1
You can book your course for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Monday, 14 October 2019
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Class times are from 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.
Our classes all start at beginner level, and we also offer other levels at different times during the year for some courses.
After studying Beginner Part 1 for 8 weeks, students can progress to Beginner Part 2 which lasts for 8 weeks, then can take Beginner Part 3 for another 8 weeks. The next level after Beginner is Elementary, followed by Pre-intermediate, then Intermediate and above.
If you are not sure what your level is, please read the CEFR Level Descriptors for Languages (PDF 81KB)
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Terms and conditions
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About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses
Syllabus and course details
The topics you will study on your Japanese, Arts and Culture course may vary according to student needs and interests.
Our evening language courses in Japanese are built around an arts and culture context. You will learn Japanese and explore a variety of cultural and arts topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more.
Over the 8 weeks of the Japanese Beginner Part One course, you will:
- be introduced to asking and answering simple questions on familiar topics
- learn numbers, time telling and prices
- be able to order food in a restaurant and make arrangements
- talk about your daily routine on the present and past tenses
- learn functional language and vocabulary related to food, the city, travelling, professions, leisure and your home
- work towards improving your interactional, listening and speaking skills through pair and group work
- be introduced to the Japanese writing system, practise writing with a brush pen
- be able to describe feelings, preferences
- learn vocabulary related to fashion, the urban space and food
- learn about Japanese artists, society, architecture, etiquette and more
There is a focus on speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using language for practical purposes.
Week 1: Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture
Language Content: Japanese writing system: greetings; numbers 0 -100; introducing yourself (nationalities, occupations, telephone numbers etc.)
Arts and Culture Content: Write your own name with a brush pen
Week 2: Cuisine and Culture
Language Content: Food and drink vocabulary; numbers 100 – 100000; ordering in a restaurant (using counters tsu/nin)
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese dining etiquette
Week 3: Art and Politics
Language Content: Vocabulary for arts; likes/dislikes – favourite artist; describe what you do as an artist
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese artists' quiz
Week 4: Urban Spaces
Language Content: Place vocabulary; daily routine verbs; describe what you do or did with your friends and family
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese society structure
Week 5: Movement and Time
Language Content: Describe where you go/went; transport vocabulary; telling time
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese travel information
Week 6: Modernism
Language Content: Arranging to meet with your friends and do something together; describe your feelings (adjectives)
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese modern architectures
Week 7: Fashion and Society
Language Content: Fashion vocabulary; vocabulary around colours; describe what you want
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese fashion designers
Week 8: Design and Architecture
Language Content: Locations; ask where it is
Arts and Culture Content: Japanese traditional buildings and interiors
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