Courses

Updated: 17 Jan 2021

Beginner Class (Foundation Studies)
This course is specifically aimed at helping you achieve the following:

Core topics:
-What is Japanese all about?
-Why learn Japanese?
-An Introduction to the writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
-Japanese greetings
-Telling the time
-Everyday expressions : eat, drink, sleep, etc.
-An Introduction to Japanese adjectives

Culture:
-An Introduction to the Psychology of Japanese people
-Watching Japanese dramas
-An Introduction to Japanese prefectures and what they are famous for
-An Introduction to understanding Japanese songs

Textbook:
Foundation Studies Textbook written by us and reviewed by native Japanese speakers

Duration of program: 10 lessons (2.5 months)
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Beginner Class

In our beginner class, we aim to help you to achieve the following:

Key points: 

  • Ability to converse using simple sentences in Japanese
  • If you were all by yourself in Japan for a month, you would be able to find your way around
  • Master at least 150 – 200 Kanji
  • Learn basic Business Japanese phrases
  • Learn about professional and business ethics as well as how Japanese corporations are run
  • Learn more about the Japanese way of life through real-life experiences 
  • Introduce you to some Japanese friends who live in Japan and in Singapore
  • Continue the understanding of Japanese culture
  • Appreciate and understand how to translate Japanese songs and dramas
  • Sing Japanese songs
  • Be able to take the JLPT N5 exam at the end of the course

At the end of the course, your spoken Japanese will be assessed by a native Japanese speaker in a short oral examination.

Textbook:
Minna no Nihongo 1 (2nd edition)

Duration of program: 40-47 lessons (9-11 months)
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Beginner Class (Conversation)
This course is specifically aimed at helping you achieve the following:

Core topics:
-An Introduction to the writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
-Japanese greetings
-Telling the time
-Everyday expressions : eat, drink, sleep, etc.
-Introduction to Japanese adjectives
-Verbs and Verb Conjugations
-Conversation Practices from Lesson 5-20

Culture:
-Introduction to the Psychology of Japanese people
-Watching Japanese dramas

Textbook:
Textbook written by us and reviewed by native Japanese speakers

Duration of program: 20 lessons (5 months)———————————————————————————–
Intermediate Class

This course is specifically aimed at helping you achieve the following:

  • Key points: 
  • Ability to converse using simple-complex sentences 
  • You will be able to speak in Japanese with correct intonation and talk about what you do on a daily basis
  • In this 2-hour class, 30 minutes is allocated for conversation: each student will be asked to converse and ask questions in Japanese for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Master at least 350 – 500 Kanji
  • Learn Business Japanese and ethics
  • Understand more about Japanese history through real-life experiences
  • Plan your own trip to Japan
  • Deepen your understanding of Japanese culture
  • Appreciate and understand how to translate Japanese songs and dramas
  • Learn N3 advanced sentence structures
  • Be able to take the JLPT N4 exam at the end of the course

At the end of the course, your spoken Japanese will be assessed by a native Japanese speaker in a short oral examination.

Textbook:
Minna no Nihongo 2 (2nd edition)

Duration of program: 48-52 lessons (11 months-1 year)
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Pre-Advanced Class

This course is specifically aimed at helping you achieve the following:

  • Key point: Ability to converse using complex sentences in Japanese fluentlyIn this 2-hour class, 30 minutes is allocated for conversation
  • Able to read the newspaper with the help of a dictionary
  • Able to comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at a natural speed
  • Master at least 1000 Kanji
  • Learn Japanese business manners
  • Further deepen your understanding of Japanese culture
  • Appreciate and understand how to translate Japanese songs and dramas independently
  • Learn some Japanese dialects
  • Review your pronunciation and accent
  • Review of beginner and intermediate grammar
  • Able to take the JLPT N2 or N3 exam at the end of the course

At the end of the course, your spoken Japanese will be assessed by a native Japanese speaker in a short oral examination.

Textbook: Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese
Duration: 1.5 years
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Conversation Class

This course is specifically aimed at helping you achieve the following:

  1. Accents
  • Learn the 4 Tokyo accents
  • Learn how to pronounce words in the correct accent2.Generate the CI
  • Understand how your brain works when generating ideas
  • Learn how to generate the CI to help you churn out what you want to say3.Understand how Japanese people learn Japanese
  • Understand 国語
  • Create sentences using the concept of BX4.Feeling injection/music conversation
  • Learn how to inject feelings into your conversations
  • Understand how Japanese people express their feelings through conversation
  • Use music to help you improve your communication skills5. Create complex sentences
  • Understand 活用 and 連体形
  • Practise saying sentences with complex structures and many more!

At the end of the course, your spoken Japanese will be assessed by a native Japanese speaker in a short oral examination.

Duration of the course:

  • Approx. 1 year

20 thoughts on “Courses”

  1. Hi there,

    I saw your link in HWZ Jap Lanuage thread. Can you kindly email me the details for your class/ course (location, price, course availability)?
    I am currently working for part time (after work class), but hoping to do full time in May/ June. My target is to be certified N4 (for personal reasons) or if time permits, N3 as well.

    Thank you.

  2. Hi, 2 of my friends and I would like to take the beginner foundation course. May I know that is it possible for u to form a class on weeknights?
    Thanks 🙂

  3. hi, can u send me an email regarding price of foundation course? as well as other details like what time lessons start etc. Thank you 🙂

  4. Hi Sensei,

    I am ivy lim . Patricia introduce you to me . I am interested to learn Japanese language for beginner foundation course.Kindly email me the details of your class/ course (location, price, course availability)?

  5. Hi, I am interested in the beginner foundation course.
    Kindly email me the price, course and availability
    Thank you. 🙂

  6. Hii me and my friend is interested in taking up your beginner foundation lessons.. can i know the course fees?

  7. Hi, thanks for sharing your story n knowledge in hwz.

    May I know your course fees for the beginner Foundation? I’m interested in taking up the language, perhaps with my friend : )

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