2020 Spring Online course listing 

 

We've moved spring term to online - 20% OFF ALL the time!

In light of the new guidelines from authorities, we have decied to move our spring term to ONLINE.  It is still interactive, informative and fun!  In this special term, the tuition is ALWAYS discounted 20% off our regular tuition.  Please save your spot soon because seats are limited to ONLY 10 people per class at this time. 

All sessions will be offered via ZOOM (remote conferencing services), here are the requirements:

  • *Must have a computer/digital device with internet connection
  • *Must be available to access to both video and audio (so that we can interact face-to-face virtually as we do a lot of role-plays)
  • *We prefer that students use headsets/headphones/earphones for less chances of sound problems
  • *Permission to record the class

Age: 18 years old and older      

Class Size: 10 people      

Goal levels are based on JF Standard proficiency levels.  Click here to learn more.

All class materials will be shipped via USPS/FedEx to your street address that you entered in your registration form.

 

 

Everyday Japanese 1:

Hajimemashite!  Introduce yourself

In this introductory course, you will learn how to greet people, introduce yourself, and talk about your favorite foods and hobbies in Japanese.  You will learn one of the basic phonetic character sets of Japanese (Kana) Hiragana (ex. あ、い、う) as well. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already know Hiragana but need help remembering them.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Goal: A1 level*

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At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Be able to make appropriate greetings for different times of day and to show gratitude
  • Be able to introduce yourself using simple Japanese
  • Be able to talk about your favorite foods and hobbies
  • Have knowledge of the Japanese Kana writing systems, including its history
  • Be able to read and write Hiragana

You are not sure if this course is right for you?  Please download the Self-check list to see if this is the right one for you. 

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter).  $50 per set.  They will cover from Everyday Japanese 1 through Everyday Japanese 3.  Approximately ¾ of the textbooks will be gone over in the class, and it is optional wheather if you buy them or not.

Everyday Japanese 2:

Let’s go to a fun event together
 

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In this course you will learn how to talk about your family and your daily life.  You will learn how to plan and invite your friends to an event.  This course will also introduce basic knowledge of Kanji and the most useful Kanji for everyday life.  You will also learn Katakana (ex. ア、イ、ウ). The course will introduce basic knowledge of Kanji and the most useful Kanji for everyday life.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for those who have completed JF Nihongo Everyday Japanese 1 or the equivalent.  You must be comfortable reading Hiragana (ex. あ、い、う) with pronunciation guides such as Roma-ji.  You must be able to talk about yourself, favorite food and your hobbies.

Goal: A1 level*          

* Click here to learn more

At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Be able to talk about your family and daily life
  • Be able to talk about a birthday party plan
  • Be able to ask your friends to go out and attend an event 
  • Have knowledge of the Katakana writing system, including its history
  • Be able to read and write Katakana
  • Have basic knowledge of Kanji and understand the meaning of the most useful kanji for everyday life
  • Be able to look up, read, and understand the meaning of kanji, using a kanji dictionary or electric device such as a smart phone

 You are not sure if this course is right for you?  Please download the Self-check list and assessment test and if you feel comfortable answering these questions, this course is right one for you. 

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter).  $50 per set.  They will cover from Everyday Japanese 1 through Everyday Japanese 3.  Approximately ¾ of the textbooks will be gone over in the class, and it is optional wheather if you buy them or not.

 

Everyday Japanese 3

Go out for shopping and dining

Let's go out with friends for shopping and dining! You will learn simple expressions used for shopping and eating out. Using actual materials from everyday life in Japan such as Japanese restaurants' websites and floor plans of department stores, you will be able to go out to shop, and eat out at your favorite restaurants.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for those who have completed JF Nihongo Everyday Japanese 2 or the equivalent.  You must be comfortable reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana with pronunciation guides such as Roma-ji in order to understand the class materials in Japanese and also have basic knowledge of Kanji such as stroke order and common radicals.  You must be able to talk about your family, your daily life and routines in Japanese.

Goal: A1 level*

* Click here to learn more

At the end of the course, successful learners will:

  • Have knowledge of useful/ necessary vocabulary and expressions for shopping and dining
  • Have knowledge of shopping and dining customs in Japan
    • Be able to buy what you want at a store
  • Be able to order your food at a restaurant
  • Be able to ask and plan to go out with friends
  • Be able to explain about the past events

You are not sure if this course is right for you?  Please download the Self-check list and Assessment test tand if you feel comfortable answering these questions, this course is right one for you. 

Textbooks

In all courses, we use a set of original textbooks edited by the Japan Foundation: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (A1 level/ Starter).  $50 per set.  They will cover from Everyday Japanese 1 through Everyday Japanese 3.  Approximately ¾ of the textbooks will be gone over in the class, and it is optional wheather if you buy them or not.

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