In Japanese Conversation Practice, you build your fluency, vocabulary and grammatical awareness by practising speaking and listening with your instructor and classmates.
Topics will change from term to term so you can repeat the course to continue developing your skills. Possible conversation topics include:
- starting and ending casual conversations
- planning or reporting on events
- Japanese culture, traditions and media
- travel (for when we can travel again)
This is a broad, intermediate-level course that requires intermediate speaking and listening skills. It’s appropriate for learners who have completed Japanese Beginner 1, Japanese Beginner 2 and Japanese Lower Intermediate and Intermediate, or equivalent levels.
This course is offered 100% online.
About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.