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Japanese, Arts and Culture Language Course

Japanese, Arts and Culture Language Course

Evening Japanese language course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn Japanese and explore Japanese arts and culture at classes starting from beginner level. Booking now open!

Why choose this course?


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 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


Course fees

The price per eight-week course is £215 and this includes all learning materials.

Time

Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm one evening a week.

Location

The weekly evening classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just 3 minutes' walk from Holborn underground station in central London.

Course dates


Japanese Beginner Part 1

Monday 15 October 2018

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Wednesday 17 October 2018

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Additional information


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Please contact us by emailing LAC@arts.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

Please read these before booking your course:

Languages, Arts and Culture Terms and Conditions 2018-19 (PDF 68KB)

About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses

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Syllabus and course details

Arts and Culture content includes some of the topics you might cover. They may differ 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 oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language for functional and 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 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; colours vocabulary; 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

Download a copy of the Japanese Beginner Part 1 Syllabus

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