Classes・Curriculum


Beginner Course

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Subject Content
Japanese (1)Grammer We will start from the basic sentence patterns so students can use the basic level of Japanese in their daily life. We will introduce Japanese sentence patterns which are familiar to the situation of a foreigner living in Japan. The sentence pattern that students learned can deepen understanding more in collection of workbooks, quizzes, and their feedbacks.
(2)Letters and Vocabularies We teach students from written form of hiragana at the beginning. We also start the study of kanji which is a common learning barrier among most of the students. We teach students to be able to read and write at the same time. In addition, we use pictures, daily materials, and visual learning materials to help students learn more vocabularies efficiently.
(3)Listening Students will work on various activities like dictation, answering questions related to sentence patterns learned from lessons. By using audio learning materials, not only understanding live conversations but also for understanding mechanical voices through speaker such as phone and station announcement.
(4)Reading Students will practice to read articles from the beginner level. After reading, students have to write down their feelings and comments and share with classmates. These exercises are important as after they finished the first stage of beginner’s class, the basics of various language activities widened by reading comprehension can be consolidated.
(5)Conversation There are many oral exercises in main textbook so that students can be conscious of communication with others. Apart from doing Q&A exercises, students can learn how to get the necessary information by asking questions and cooperate with others to form a schedule. It diverges into many branches to improve students’ oral skill.
(6)Composition Students will write a speech script to introduce their own countries or about their goals. In response to various patterns, Students can practice to write in complete sentences.

 

Course Guideline

This beginner class is essential for students who are aimed at passing the JLPT or dreaming to further their studies in Japan. This course functions as an entrance class to build the basic knowledge for intermediate and advanced.



Intermediate Course

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Subject Content
Japanese (1)Grammer Apart from dealing with the connection rules and the meaning of each sentence patterns alone, students have intention to understand what kind of sentence patterns and expressions that learned from general teaching materials are used in the articles.
(2)Letters Aim at learning the basic rules of Kanji.
(3)Vocabulary Students are not only aimed at focusing on learning vocabularies from general teaching materials but also acquiring applied skill to arrange transitive and intransitive verbs as well as part of speech in the context. Futhermore, students are aimed at learning katakana which is indispensable in Japanese.
(4)Listening Students will practice listening skills and synopsis by holding a detailed point of hearing or getting the rough idea from the dialogue.
(5)Reading Students study about Japanese customs, culture and their own problems from the general teaching materials. Students are aimed to acquire the basic knowledge of reading comprehension.
(6)Reading Out Loud In intermediate course, in order to read the learned articles smoothly, students need to do reading out loud exercise.
In intermediate course 1(first half), students have to read it loud at natural speed with time limitation. In intermediate course 2(second half), students practice the intonation and speed more naturally.
(7)Conversation In intermediate course 1(first half), Students practice to improve oral skill in serveal topics such as explanation, questioning or addition, etc.
In intermediate course 2(second half), students will work in pairs to do oral exercises.
(8)Composition In intermediate course 1(first half), students have to write an article above 300 words about the topics learned from general teaching materials. In intermediate course 2(second half), apart from the amount of words, students will be given a theme and write a composition to express their opinions and thoughts.
(9)Mock Examination Provide measures and strategies on Japanese Language Proficiency Test(JLPT) N2 and Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU) during each examintion period.

 

Course Guideline

This course focuses on daily conversation and N2 level which is suitable for students who already finished the beginner course. Furthermore, as a bridge to advanced course, students can acquire a basic knowledge to understand long articles and write a composition.



Advanced Course

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Subject Content
Japanese (1)Grammer We will explain precisely about the grammar of N1 level. Not only students can understand the meaning and usage, but also learn what kind of situation can use the sentence patterns.
(2)Vocabulary Students will focus on learning vocabularies in N1 level. Even though the vocabularies are as much to be memorized, we provide many opportunities to output what students have learned.
(3)Listening We will focus on listening conversation under native speed and students will be trained to be able to understand the conversation.
(4)Conversation Students learn to use special expressions and make agreeable responses according to different situations. Students will be able to use Japanese in daily conversation. We will offer exercises and guidance on admission interview of university in Japan.
(5)Composition When students write a compostion, we provide guidance for students to configure the outline. From the things happened around us to admission examination to university, topics to students have been widen in order to improve students’ descriptive skill.
(6)Mock Examination The mock examination is mainly targeted on strategy of EJU and JLPT N1 level. As the number of questions has been increased, students need to be familiar to the question format and control the time distribution.

 

Course Guideline

This course is perfect for those who finished the intermediate course and hope to step up their studies for strengthening the proficiency in Japanese. Students will become able to do self-learning. More guidance will be given to discover weakness and necessary on studies. As the teaching materials include journal readings, students can broaden their horizon from articles. Although the course is mainly about inputting knowledge and students may find difficult to master the level, we support students to perform the output positively and feel at a progress during the course.



General Course

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Subject Content
(1)Japanese Not only focus on general proficiency, but also can make good use of what we have leaned by studying Japanese from advanced to superior level.
(2)Preparation for JLPT Aim at passing JLPT N1 level and practice under various exercise patterns. Students will be get used to the question patterns and tricky questions so as to get higher marks.
(3)Composition Students learn to use accurate sentences and expressions related to topics to express their own ideas in composition.
(4)Oral Apart from necessary expressions in daily life, students also acquire the technique and expression of sharing their ideas and feelings accurately. Moreover, communication skill can be acquired by both speaking and listening.
(5)Current events When students write a compostion, we provide guidance for students to configure the outline. From the things happened around us to admission examination to university, topics to students have been widen in order to improve students’ descriptive skill.
(6)Culture The mock examination is mainly targeted on strategy of EJU and JLPT N1 level. As the number of questions has been increased, students need to be familiar to the question format and control the time distribution.

 

Course Guideline

This course aims to be trained to make use of what we learnt until advanced level in factual situation especially to apply the expressions learnt from oral lessons. On top of speaking fluently during conversation, conmmunication skill including the gesture of listener will be acquired. Furthermore, general Japanese culture and custom is also included apart from Japanese language in this course.



Business Course

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Subject Content
(1)Japanese Students can study Japanese from advanced to superior level. Not limited to daily life scene, also necessary expression when facing people in society. We aim at using high-rank Japanese in wordings.
(2)Preparation for BJT We provide strategies on BJT (Business Japanese Test). There is an increase among Japan firms in using BJT to measure the ability of business Japanese. During business class, in order to get employed, we instruct students to take the examination actively.
(3)Business Conversation Students acquire to learn about necessary conversation under business scenes. Not just learning to use vocabularies and grammar to push forward business conversation smoothly, but also improve the general communication skill as same level as Japanese people. The course works with oral exercises and role play so as to obtain practical skills within a short period.
(4)Writing Business e-mail Apart from necessary expression in daily life, students also acquire the technique and expression of sharing their ideas and feelings accurately. Moreover, communication skill can be acquired by both speaking and listening.
(5)Business Manner On top of getting employed in Japan, students aim at acquiring knowleage from general manner to formal business manner which must understand in Japan working place.
(6)Job hunting Seminar We introduce the procedure of job hunting in Japan. After that, with the detailed guidance beginning from entry until interview examination, we guide students to be able to get employment decision.

 

Course Guideline

Business Course is targeted on getting employment in Japan firms both inside and outside Japan. Through various lessons, students can cultivate Japan proficiency under actual circumstances. Futhermore, students gain deeper understanding regarding to Japan society, acquire the knowledge of business manner and speak fluent Japanese to ensure the running of buisness as same as utility human resource if possible. Students are targeted to be able to gather job hunting information and prepare job interviews among Japan firms on their own.



Special University Preparation Course

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Subject Content
(1)Japanese Student can study Japanese from advanced to superior level. Targeted on building the relationship in university life and campus, it is necesssary to learn academic Japanese. Moreover, in order to be able to understand and take notes during lectures, we will provide lectures and exercises for note taking skill.
(2)Preparation for EJU We use practical format to study subjects in EJU. With studying the exam question format, we target on getting high scores in EJU.
(3)Description and Essay We teach students by squeezing the points of written method aiming at getting high scores in description examination of EJU. We assist on the method of writing essay of university admission examination as well as statement of proposal.
(4)Oral For consultation and admission interview in university, it is necessary to study the wordings in conversation. Students have to study the point of honorific expression and meaning accurately.
(5)Reading Current Event Students will understand the content of current events by using the newspaper materials and ariticles. Also, thinking of the background of the current events, students will share their feelings and opinions with classmates. Students are able to express their rounded up ideas.
(6)Seminar for higher education To prepare for promoting to higher education, we motivate students to become proactive through lessons, teach them about the skill of information gathering, wordings and manners in unverisity. Also, students will study the necessary written skills such as taking notes and writing reports.

 

Course Guideline

This course aims at entering famous public and private universities in Japan. Through strategies on studying necessary subjects in EJU such as reading comprehension, listening, listening and reading comprehension and description, students learn from lessons targeted on getting high scores. Furthermore, necessary Japanese proficiency for EJU will be supported by thesis instruction and interview strategies in order to obtain vocabulary skill and logical thinking. Mock examination will be held before EJU and we provide detailed guidance and exercise to make maximum efforts on actual examination. Besides, not limited to examination strategy, students gain written and critical thinking skills such as taking note, writing reports and gathering information which are necessary for studying major subjects after entered university.



Post Graduate Preparation Course

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Subject Content
(1)Japanese Student can study Japanese from advanced to superior level. Targeted on building the relationship in university life and campus, it is necesssary to learn academic Japanese. Moreover, in order to be able to understand and take notes during lectures, we will provide lectures and exercises for note taking skill.
(2)English lesson for preparation Targeting to be able to understand English essay during post graduate studies, students will learn to translate English essay into Japanese based on the post graduate examination strategy.
(3)Thesis coaching To be able to write thesis and reports which are necessary in post graduate study, we guide students to do summary exercise and write research proposal from forming the structure until finished.
(4)Oral In conjuction with interview strategy, we teach students to be able to share opinions with instructors smoothly. Moreover, one way presentation exercise will be provided.
(5)Culture and Current event It is required to obtainlogical thinking skill with broad horizon and interpersonal skill for buliding relationship while learning Japanese custom and culture. By approaching to newspaper and television news about current events, students can learn more about Japanese manner as well.
(6)Seminar for higher education Post graduate school is a place for doing research. Students need to decide their research topics and find instructor on their own. Proactive approach is definitely required. To become independent to prepare for continuing their studies, we will teach students about information gathering and mannar when asking advice from instructors.

 

Course Guideline

This course is for students who aim at deepening their understanding on Japan specialist knowledge learned in their own countries and further their studies to post graduate school. Students become open-minded with motivation to prepare for advancing their studies independently. Communication skill of building relationship with professors and Japanese research students is indispensable. In this course, students study Japanese which is required in post graduate school. We support students’ studies under practical content such as the actual situation when receiving advice about research proposal from professors and listening to lectures during lessons.

[Please feel free to inquire.] Japanese language school located in Osaka, Japan. Japanese Communication International School. Please call at 06-6532-7480. Please contact us by e-mail.
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