If you have completed Japanese: Beginner or have strong knowledge of the language with recognition of “hiragana” and “katakana” letters, this course is for you. Japanese: Intermediate further develops grammatical and conversation skills, while allowing you to further explore prominent aspects of Japanese culture.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
ask for and give permission
give reasons for doing/not doing something
talk about your family and friends
describe how people are dressed and how they look
talk about your likes and dislikes
write hiragana and katakana letters... and more!
We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.
read and write hiragana and katakana letters
talk about your daily activities and customs ときどきテニスをします。
ask and describe where things are このちかくにコンビニはありますか
describe your favourite food, town, etc.
talk about things that happened in the past きのうにほんごをべんきょうしませんでした。
invite people and accept and/or decline the invitation あしたえいがをみましょう！
make requests and suggestions まどをあけてください。まどをあけましょうか。
Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).