Japanese - Intermediate Online (usual venue OAL Cowley)

Course code: LPXR206P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 8:45pm


22nd Sep 2020 - 22nd Jun 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details


01235 555 585

It is planned that this course will be running online, using Teams, for the Autumn Term. This may change, depending on Government guidelines.

This course is designed for those who learned fundamental Japanese grammar and can understand decent numbers of Japanese words and phrases. This course intends to improve your Japanese listening and speaking skills and broaden your ability to read and write Japanese in context. The lesson will be delivered primarily in Japanese, although key grammatical explanations will be given in English. This course involves a lot of fun activities tailored to get past the post-beginner plateau.

In this course, learners will learn various verb conjugations (e.g., tai-/te-/nai forms) and both polite and casual forms. Grammatical key points will be practised through various communication activities and task-based topics such as talking what one wishes to do and inviting others to join (inviting others to join an activity); making requests (at a hotel): giving instructions (communicating directions); asking for permissions (conversation with senior colleagues); talking about plans (conversation with friends); expressing opinions (News discussion) and; making suggestions (problem-solving scenario).

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 29/10/2019, 24/12/2019, 31/12/2019, 07/01/2020, 18/02/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020 and 26/05/2020

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Japanese - Higher Intermediate
The course is intended for the learners who learned fundamental Japanese Grammar, and it is a continuation course of Japanese Improvers 19-20. This is roughly 120 hours of guided Japanese language learning. The learners are expected to understand simple dialogue in predictable situations and able to reply in simple Japanese sentences. The materials will be in Japanese and the candidates are expected to read and write hiragana and katakana comfortably with ability to semantically comprehend around 100 Kanji characters.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
An additional cost to the course fees might occur. The course will follow syllabus Lessons 17-25 of Minna no Nihongo I (2nd edition) with tailored step-up language activities to practise Japanese through topics. Learners who do not own a copy already need to obtain one (hardcopy approx. £30). Access to an electronic device is prerequisite as learners will receive weekly lesson slides for revision and catch-up for missed lessons. Other materials necessary for cultural activities (e.g., card paper, paint) may occur. Some handouts will be handed however please bring your notebook and a folder to organize your handouts, worksheets and homework.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £250.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £250.80

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
This is a non-accredited course and you will be assessed through a variety of methods which will include short quizzes, peer and group observation, small group work and large group work