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

24 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 : )

  8. Hi,

    I am planning to take N4 this year, with an eye on N3/N2 as soon as possible. The reason being not just achieving certification, but also be able to use Japanese in business level. I am planning to relocate to Japan in a 1-2 yrs. Could you please help me in assessing at what level I should join, price for classes (I saw the break up, but would like more clarity on total amount), location of classes, whether I can take classes in the evening (I work full time) and when can I start.

    Appreciate your response.

    Abantika

  9. Hi, may I know more details on the beginner’s course (price, duration, registration fee, textbook etc.)?

    1. Hi Jason, you can find them under the duration info under Progression Path and new beginner course details under New classes section. There is no registration fee.

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