We Japanese Language School in Shibuya Tokyo Japanese Language School

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Daily Conversation Course

The opportunity to listen and speak is just as important as understanding meaning, grammar and nuance. You can acquire these effective Japanese conversation skills at 'We.'

Level Breakdown

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Beginner Program

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Suitable for complete beginners who may be able to use expressions to greet or introduce themselves, and are able to read simple words using hiragana. By learning the basics from the very beginning, students are able to slowly get use to the Japanese used in their daily lives. [Knowledge of characters: hiragana and katakana writing]

Class Can Do List Number of Lessons
D – 1 Able to read characters and talk about self and daily life. 15
D – 2 Able to describe simple things, talk about likes and dislikes and compare two different things. 15
D – 3 Understand how to construct grammar patterns and able to create sentences using those patterns. 15
D – 4 Understanding of slightly informal Japanese. Able to express thoughts and provide detailed explanations.
Good command of sentences using ‘give’ and ‘receive’.
15

Upper Beginner Program

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Suitable for learners transitioning from using ‘words’ to ‘sentences’ as a means of expression. Although limited, students may be able to introduce themselves and expand on the conversation. Increased knowledge of expressions that can be used to express thoughts and opinions. Students are able to express their opinion in simple daily conversations, although with frequent stops. [Knowledge of kanji: 250 characters]

Class Can Do List Number of Lessons
D – 5 Understanding of transitive and intransitive verbs. Able to provide advice. 15
D – 6 Students gain a good command of conditional clauses and become able to express intention and changes. 15
D – 7 Good command of passive sentences. Able to express opinions and presumptions. 15
D – 8 Students become able to express respect. Able to convert adjectives to adverbs. 15

Intermediate Program

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Suitable for learners who are beginning to grasp the nuances and feelings of Japanese. Beginning to use natural Japanese. Beginning to acquire conversation skills and expressions. Although the speaking speed is slow, students are able to construct sentences and express thoughts on matters that require background knowledge. [Knowledge of kanji: 500 characters]

Class Can Do List Number of Lessons
D – 9 Able to use the appropriate register when visiting someone. 20
D – 10 Able to express opinions, use metaphors and make plans. 20
D – 11 Able to understand Japanese idioms. 20
D – 12 Able to debate using expressions that express evaluations and judgements. 20

Upper Intermediate Program

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Suitable for learners who are able to communicate smoothly and exchange information in everyday situations or during basic work situations. Balanced acquisition of the four macro-skills. Able to communicate speedily and accurately. Able to use Japanese in advanced situations such as presentation of information, business talk and business negotiations. [Knowledge of kanji: approx. 1000 characters]

Class Can Do List Number of Lessons
D – 13 Students acquire expressions used to describe color, shapes and patterns, and become able to use them in conversations involving everyday topics. 20
D – 14 Able to give detailed explanations using onomatopoeias and Japanese proverbs. 20
D – 15 Good understanding of the language system including synonyms and antonyms.
Able to expand and sustain conversations using a wider range of vocabulary and expressions.
20
D – 16 In addition to expressing their own opinions, students become able to effectively exchange opinions with others by questioning and supplementing information. 20

Advanced Program

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Suitable for learners who are able to use Japanese like native speakers and possess high communication skill in all aspects including self-expression, logical thinking and non-verbal skills. Sophistication in terms of speaking and vocabulary, and the ability to write perfect sentences and reports. [Knowledge of kanji: 2000 characters]

Class Can Do List Number of Lessons
D – 17 Able to provide accurate explanations and recount events.
Able to accurately explain complex things and events in an easy-to-understand manner.
30
D – 18 Able to describe events by clearly explaining the cause-effect and background information. 30
D – 19 Able to objectively state opinions while considering the perspectives, feelings and opinions of the other person. 30
D – 20 Able to talk about social issues from multiple perspectives using numerical data as support. 30
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