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Advanced Course (B2-1)

日本語は下記にあります。

The Advanced Course aims to develop smoother communication skills in Japanese while building students’ understanding of Japanese culture and appropriate uses of Japanese in a variety of situations. You will learn vocabulary and expressions applicable to selected topics, using learning resources based on topical issues and news in Japanese society. Furthermore, you will develop the skills to use their Japanese appropriately in both formal and informal scenarios, as well as express their own thoughts about different subjects.
Join us and take a step closer toward becoming an advanced Japanese speaker!

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Scan quickly through long and complex texts, locating relevant details.
  • Express their ideas and opinions with precision, and present and respond to complex lines of argument convincingly.
  • Write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to their field of interest while synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
  • Summarise a wide range of factual and imaginative texts, commenting on and discussing contrasting points of view and the main themes
  • Understand documentaries and the majority of films in standard dialect.

Term 2, 2019 Topics:

  • Travel and transportation “Beyond experience tourism”
  • Life “Consultation on life”
  • Language and culture “Japanese buzzwords”

*The following topics have been covered in Term 1, 2019

  •  Free time and leisure “Tokyo Olympics (Event volunteers)”
  •     Society  “Instagrammable”
  •     Work and professions “Roles of AI”

このコースでは、「今」の日本から社会や文化に関するトピックを選び、教材にはニュース動画や新聞、雑誌を使用します。広い分野での語彙を増やし、文法を正確に使えるようにしながら、自分の考えをしっかり伝えられるように日本語力を高めていきます。話す相手や場面に合ったスピーチスタイルや敬語をきちんと使えるようになるのも目標です。

【2019年2学期のトピック】

  • 旅行と交通 「『コト消費』の観光へ」
  • 生活と人生「人は悩む」
  • 言語と文化「日本語の流行語」

*2019年1学期に以下のトピックを勉強しました。

  •  自由時間と娯楽 「東京オリンピック(イベントのボランティア)」
  •     社会1 「SNSが変える社会 ~「SNS映え」~」
  •     仕事と職業 「AIの役割」

Course Details

Course fee

$375/term: New students
$350/term: Continuing students

Course fee includes materials fee.

Evening class
6-8pm

Thursdays | May 2 – July 4, 2019
Taught by Keiko Nishiyama

Applications

To apply for the Advanced course, please email the J-Course team directly at jcourse(a)jpf.org.au, and include details of your Japanese language level. Please note that you will be required to take a level check test, which will be organised as soon as possible.

Textbook

There is no textbook for this course.

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DETAILS

2019 TERM DATES

Term 1: Feb 4 – Apr 13
Term 2: Apr 29 – Jul 6
Term 3: Jul 22 – Sep 28
Term 4: Oct 7 – Dec 14

* J-Course terms run for 10 weeks each. As Monday, 10 June and 7 October are NSW public holidays, class will not run on these days but will be held instead on Friday, 15 June and 11 October respectively.

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Photo: Brett Boardman

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