Courses and Curricula

G-1

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
24
Eligible person
- For Absolute Beginners
- For those with little previous knowledge of the Japanese language including greetings.
Textbook
Japanese for Busy People Vol.1 Kana Ver.* Rivised 3rd Edition(9781568363851)
*Romanized version is also available.
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • Hiragana,Katakana, and useful basic expressions.
  • Elementary communication skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as making a simple self-introduction and shopping conversation.
  • Expressions on invitadion(“mashoo”and “masenka”), requesting( “-te kudasai”), permission, etc.
  • To make “te-form” of such basic verbs as “ikimasu”,”kimasu”, “arimasu”, “imasu” “agemasu”, and “moraimasu”.
  • To be accustomed to the major adjectives such as “takai” and “ookii”.
  • To read a certain amount of sentences such as a letter.

G-2

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
30
Eligible person
- For those who have survival Japanese skills.
- For those who are barely able to handle communicative tasks by limited phrases and words.
Textbook
Japanese for Busy People II: Revised 3rd Edition (9781568363868)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • Basic grammar and vocabularies through conversation drills.
  • Verb conjugation, such as past tense, passive form, and volitional form.
  • Expressions such as “-hoo ga -yori -desu”, “-de,-“,”-ndesu”,”-koto ga arimasu”,”-ta hoo ga ii desu”,”-to itteimashita”,”-kamoshiremasen”,”-tara,-“,”-toki”,”-maeni”, etc.
  • To be able to speak about familiar topics, such as travel planning and computer repairing.

G-3

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
30
Eligible person
- For those who can describe everyday life such as his/her schedule
- For those who are barely able to communitate with people in the office or at school
- For those who have learned verb conjugation, such as dictionary form, nai-form, te-form, past tense, potential form and volitional form.
Textbook
Japanese for Busy People III: Revised 3rd Edition (9781568364032)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • Verb conjugation, such as passive form, causative form, imperative form, and honorific expressions.
  • To converse on social issues, such as animals, nature, and business.
  • Usage of synonyms, such as “-soo(hearsay or likeness and similarity)”,”-tameni”,”-yooni”,”-temorau/kureru/-teageru”,”-kotonisuru/kotoninaru”.
  • Difference between oral and written communication.

G-4

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
24
Eligible person
- For those who mastered basic Japanese skills
- For those who are mostly able to handle verb conjugation such as "passive form", "causative form", and "imperative form"
Textbook
中級を学ぼう―日本語の文型と表現56 中級前期 (978-4883194476)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • The elementary of Intermediate level.
  • Expressions such as “-wake ga nai”, “-kara suru to”, “-made mo nai”, “-totan”, “-tsutsu aru”, “-zuniwa irarenai”.
  • To read sentences of about 120 – 400 words.
  • To write short paragraph essays.

G-5

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
30
Eligible person
- For those who have completed the elementary of Intermediate level.
- For those who are accustomed to read sentences of about 120-400 words
Textbook
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • To read sentences of about 800 words.
  • How to read graphs and charts for the sentence comprehension.
  • How to make a logical discussion or express one’s opinion on such social matters as resources, money and manga.
  • Expressions such as “-ni itaru”,”-ni kakawarau”,”-nai kagiri”,”-no okagede”,”arienai”,”-nitsurete”,”-tsutsu”,”-kanoyooni”,”-meku”, etc.

G-6

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
20
Eligible person
- For those who have completed about a half of Intermediate level and have a little confidence in its study
- For those who want to prepare for Advanced level
- For those who are accustomed to read sentences of about 700 words
Textbook
テーマ別中級から学ぶ日本語 三訂版 Chapter1-10 (978-4327384654)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • To read sentences of about 500 – 800 words.
  • To practice both carefull reading and speed reading.
  • How to express and exchange opinions related to issues such as Omoiyari (compassion), Jpanese values and personal information.
  • Expressions such as “-uchini”,”-to ittemo”,”-monodeha nai”,”sekkaku-“,”-kotoda”,”-monoda”,”-wakeda”,etc.

G-7

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
20
Eligible person
- For those who have completed more than half of Intermediate level and have confidence in its study to some degree
- For those who want to prepare for Advanced level
- For those who are accustomed to read sentences of about 800 words
Textbook
テーマ別中級から学ぶ日本語 三訂版 Chapter11-20 (978-4327384654)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • To read sentences of about 800 – 900 words.
  • To practice both carefull reading and speed readingl.
  • How to express and exchange opinions related to issues such as Japanese society, medical services, weather conditions etc.
  • Expressions such as “-no koto dakara”,”-uede”,”-monodakara”,”-naikotoniha”,”to iunomo”,”kikkakede”,”-nimo kakawarazu”,”-dakeni”, and etc.

G-8

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
21
Eligible person
- For those who have completed Intermediate level
- For those who are accustomed to read sentences of about 1,300 words
Textbook
テーマ別上級で学ぶ日本語 Chapter1-7 (978-4327384470)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • To read sentences of about 1,500 – 1,800 words.
  • To watch News of about 2 minutes (including about 500 words).
  • How to develop basic presentation skills through simple charts and graphs.
  • How to exchange opinions and views without misrepresentation or confusion.
  • Expressions such as “-wa tomokaku”,”akumademo”,”-ni shitemireba”,”-wa motoyori”,”-tomonaruto-“,”-naimonoka”,”-tenaranai”, etc.

G-9

Level
12345678910
Course
General Course
Minimum number of Lessons
24
Eligible person
- For those who mastered Intermediate level and started learning Advanced level
- For those who are accustomed to read sentences of about 1,600 words
- For those who are able to understand the news to a certain degree
Textbook
テーマ別上級で学ぶ日本語 Chapter8-15 (978-4327384470)
Contents

Students will mainly learn:

  • To read sentences of about 1,500 – 1,800 words.
  • To watch News of about 3 minutes (including about 880 words).
  • How to develop basic presentation skills through using more complex charts and graphs.
  • How to exchange opinions and views without misrepresentation or confusion.
  • Expressions such as “-totanni-“, “-wa oroka”, “-ya inaya-“, “-nominarazu-“, “-sai”, “-karaniwa-“, “-mononara-” etc.

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