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Bridge Level 4

(towards B1-1 Intermediate 1)

This course aims to prepare students to:

  • Enter spontaneous conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. myself, hobbies, food, travel and current events).
  • Understand the description of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts.
  • Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, including speech heard on media such as radio, TV programmes, etc.
  • Write straightforward, cohesive texts on topics that are familiar, or of personal interest.
  • Connect simple phrases to describe experiences and past events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and state clear reasons and explanations related to one’s opinions and plans.

Course Content


Topics 5 – 7:
“The pleasure of learning other languages”, “Weddings and Marriage” and “Talking about personal problems” (Pre-Intermediate A2/B1 Textbook)

 

Bridging Level 4

 

This is a special bridging course that will be held from January to March 2023.

Course fee

$350/term + $20 administration fee*

* New and returning students requiring a placement test will be charged a $20 non-refundable administration fee in addition to the $350 course fee when enrolling. 

Please note that the course fee does not include textbooks.

Morning class
10am-12pm

Saturdays | January 28 – April 1, 2023
Taught by Keiko Nishiyama
Online

Evening class
6-8pm

Wednesdays | January 25 – March 29, 2023
Taught by Kaoru Murn
In person

Online classes will be held via Zoom video conferencing. You can join a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test.

For the best experience with online classes and homework, we recommend using the following:
  • a computer or laptop (operating systems: Windows 10 or 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.10 or later),
  • the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari,
  • headphones with a microphone,
  • a web camera, and
  • a stable internet connection, with at least a 1.2Mbps download speed and 600kbps upload speed. You can test your internet speed here.

Textbook

Fee

Pre-Intermediate Textbook $30 (One volume)

Intermediate 1 Textbook $40 (One volume)

*Textbook varies by term as students progress through the course. Please contact J-Course administration regarding which books are currently necessary for this course.

Textbook fees will be charged at the same time as the course fees in terms requiring a new textbook.

Students can choose to receive their textbooks and supplementary materials via post or pick them up from The Japan Foundation, Sydney office.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初中級. A2/B1
国際交流基金  2015

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1
The Japan Foundation 2015

ISBN: 978-4-384-05758-4

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 中級1. B1.
国際交流基金  2016

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate 1. B1
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha
2016

ISBN: 978-4-384-05759-1

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