Comprehensive Japanese class - Core Class Classified by Japanese Level

Comprehensive Japanese class – Core Class Classified by Japanese Level

Level Class contents Objectives (Can-Do) JLPT CEFR
Basic 1 Study the basic Japanese grammar, using our original study materials, with main focus on the oral communication skill.
Romanized texts, vocabulary list, and conversation study texts translated into students’ own language are available.
300 Kanji characters are taught to students of the levels 1 and 2, in classes suited to their abilities. Students unfamiliar with Kanji need not worry.
  • Acquire basic conversational skills for simple daily tasks, such as shopping or asking for directions.
  • Write simple sentences to communicate about ones’ self and/or intentions.
  • Read and write Hiragana and Katakana



  • Learn to converse in simple but clear manner in most situations that the student may encounter at schools, shops, or banks.
  • Learn to talk with friends in Japanese.
  • Learn to read and write simple sentences in Japanese using a few Kanji with additional supporting materials.



Pre-Intermediate 3 Comprehensive review of the Japanese grammar covered in the Basic level, using our original texts. During these classes at the beginning of the middle level study, students will learn to apply their basic grammatical skills in reading comprehension, composition, conversational skills, and listening comprehension.
  • Further refinement of the daily conversational skills in various situations.
  • Ability to express the student’s hobbies and work in simple but clear manner.
  • Learn to read and write longer sentences.
Intermediate – First Half 4 Study focus on refining daily conversational skills, and enhancing reading and writing skills so as to write cohesive sentences by increasing vocabulary and nuances.
There are two approaches depending on the student’s targets and mother tongues: The existing approach is to learn with reading and grammatical materials, and the new approach is to learn through oral study materials, such as conversations and listening materials.
The oral approach is highly effective to non-Kanji background students and students focusing on improving communication skills, while students preparing for college admissions can effectively study with the existing approach.
  • Acquire ability to engage in a more complex conversation in any situations that they may encounter on a daily basis.
  • Acquire ability to express oneself correctly using compounded sentences in situations such as changing a schedule by explaining reasons, and reading and commenting on a piece of writing.
  • Acquire ability to understand longer sentences with support from teachers.


  • Ability to converse with various people in various situations using appropriate words including honorific expressions.
  • Ability to speak longer sentences correctly.
  • Ability to express more abstract ideas such as one’s experiences and aspirations.
  • To be able to comprehend simpler newspaper articles with help of reference books and teachers.


Intermediate – Second Half 6 Study many variations of word’s meanings and usages to be able to more correctly understand and apply subtle nuances in reading and writing Japanese. Students will begin taking optional classes on subjects of their interest or classes focused on overcoming their particular difficulties in some subjects.
  • Ability to express reasons and explain your opinions.
  • Students will be able to choose appropriate words and expressions in situations such as making request or offering advice to others.
  • To be able to understand the gist of a little abstract sentences and easy articles on various topics without help of dictionaries.


Pre-Advanced 7 Review and practice of materials covered in middle level to consolidate students understanding.
Learn to read different types of writings and practice vocalizing one’s opinions and explanations on the particular subject or on any related topics.
  • Ability to discuss in detail on the topics in the areas of student’s interest, express his/her opinions verbally or in writing, and debate on the topic.
  • Ability to express dissents or offer advice using appropriate Japanese words and expressions.
  • To have better understanding of Japanese writings: reading between the lines and making analogies.
Advanced 8 Learn to read longer sentences containing 2000-3000 words of varying genres, such as essay, prose, and fiction. Practice on forming and stating logical opinions on writings of any genres.
Study subtle nuances in writings and practice more accurate manners of speaking and writing through writing and conversational classes.
  • Ability to express opinions and offer information fluently on wide range of social and cultural topics.
  • Ability to express oneself in manner and words appropriate for the occasions.
  • Ability to read logically complex writing, such as newspaper articles, criticisms, and accurately grasp its meaning without any help.
  • To be able to fully participate in classes and social activities with Japanese students after being admitted to a university.
  • To be able to work at some level of competence in Japanese setting with some training.



10 Student will be given variety of up to date study materials. Through series of tasks assigned to students, such as reading text materials and reporting orally and in writing, which combines reading comprehension, debate, discussions, oral presentation, and writing essays, they will be able to increase language skills.
During some school terms, students will be assigned to two different classes according to their goals. One class will focus on acquiring communication skills while the other will be focused on preparation for college and graduate school studies, such as reading research papers and technical writings and practice giving presentation and debating on these writings.
  • To be able to read and hear Japanese with the fluency of the native speakers: discuss with Japanese on technical topics stating ones own views with ease and accuracy.
  • To speak with expressions and words appropriate to different personages.
  • To be able to comprehend technical writings without the use of dictionary, and write paper and essay on their own.
  • To be able to work or study without difficulty with Japanese colleges or students at Japanese company or university.