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10 courses

Business E-mail Course

  • Level of lesson
  • Intermediate-Advanced
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 equivalent
  • Ten 50-minute lessons
  • 21,600 yen

Students will first learn about the e-mail format used in Japanese business situations. They will then study the differences between writing internal and external e-mails in order to request, ask questions, report, apologize, or decline. Additionally, students will acquire the fundamentals of writing notices, invoices, and other documents used in business.

Lessons Topics Details
1 E-mails (1)
Making requests
(to external parties)
Students learn expressions used in writing request e-mails. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: e-mail formatting.
2 E-mails (2)
Making inquiries
(to external parties)
Students learn how to make e-mail inquiries. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: phrasing e-mail subjects.
3 E-mails (3)
Responding
(to external parties)
Students learn how to respond to inquiries. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: phrasing subjects for reply e-mails.
4 E-mails (4)
Expressing thanks
(to external parties)
Students learn expressions for expressing thanks in e-mails. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: carbon copying (cc) and blind carbon copying (bcc).
5 E-mails (5)
Declining
(to external parties)
Students learn expressions for tactfully declining. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: conveying thoughtfulness (1).
6 E-mails (6)
Reporting
(to internal parties)
Students learn the differences between e-mails to internal and external parties, and how to report to each. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: conveying thoughtfulness (2).
7 E-mails (7)
Notifying
(to internal parties)
Students learn expressions used in notification e-mails sent internally. They also learn an e-mail fundamental: the rules of business e-mails.
8 Business writing (1)
Invitations and replying
(to external parties)
Students learn how to format business documents. They also learn how to reply to and expressions often used in invitations. Additionally, they learn a business document fundamental: season's greetings.
9 Business writing (2)
Invoices and faxes
(to external parties)
Students learn about fax etiquette and how to write invoices.
10 Recap Students do a general review of etiquette used in writing e-mails and documents. They write actual e-mails and documents and send them.

*Lesson content and order may change.

Teaching materials and lesson formats

Every lesson will proceed according to a few pages of printed materials. You will first have a simple conversation with the instructor on that day's theme. Next, you will read and learn expressions often used in e-mail. Each lesson will teach the basics of writing an e-mail, including providing an appropriate subject, and conclude with a quiz on the subject matter.

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