STEP 5 - Thursdays 7:30-9pm, from 26th September

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STEP 5 - Thursdays 7:30-9pm, from 26th September

from 165.00

On STEP 5, we move into the intermediate level, learning more advanced grammar and vocabulary for expressing your opinion, and talking about more complex ideas.

You’ll learn to make suggestions, express uncertainty, and talk about things you have to (and don’t have to) do. We also start learning some keigo, respectful language which is essential in many social situations in Japan.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to read and write 250 kanji.

In the Autumn term we finish the end of the textbook ‘Japanese for Busy People 2’ (Chapters 12-15). In the Spring term we start learning the vocabulary, kanji and grammar from the first half of ‘Genki 2‘. If you are a new student and don’t want to buy both textbooks, I’ll provide copies of the Japanese for Busy People 2 pages in term 1. Click here to view a sample course outline for the STEP 5 course.

STEP 5 is ideal for you if...

★ You can already read hiragana, katakana, and around 150 kanji
★ You have some experience at the pre-intermediate level and are ready to take the next step!

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Term Dates 2019-20

  • Autumn Term: Tuesday 24th Sept to Thursday 12th December 2019

  • Spring Term: Tuesday 14th Jan to Thursday 26th March 2020

  • Summer Term: Tuesday 21st April to Thursday 2nd July 2020

(In each term we take 1 or 2 weeks off for half term. In 2019/20 there are no classes 22nd-24th Oct / 29th-31st Oct / 18th-20th Feb, or 26th-28th May.)
 

Location

Courses are held at the Friends Centre at Brighton Junction, New England Street, Brighton - in beautiful rooms just 2 minutes from Brighton station.

Course fees 2019/20

30 week courses cost £365.

You can also choose to pay termly: 10 weeks (1 term) is £165; 20 weeks (2 terms) is £260.

About STEP courses

All my 30-week Japanese courses are based on a main textbook. In class we learn to speak and understand Japanese, through fun and creative communicative activities. Your textbook is there as a reference for what we’re studying, to provide helpful extra explanations, and (importantly) for you to look things up at home.

We learn about Japan’s culture as well as its language. Last year, students made New Year cards for friends and family, threw beans at the oni demon at a Setsubun spring festival, read some easy manga, and learned to type in Japanese.

With regular FREE TALK sessions, we practice keeping the conversation in Japanese, and learn techniques for communicating when you get stuck or don’t know a word.

Self-study

To make good progress on a language course, it is essential to practise Japanese outside of class – for example, reading books or news, doing the practice exercises from your textbook, watching Japanese films, talking in Japanese with a friend or study partner, or listening to Japanese audio.

I also give weekly homework (usually 1 or 2 pages, focused on reading and writing).

As a guideline, I recommend that students at all levels find 20 minutes, 5 times a week, for self-study and language practice.