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Business Japanese Pre - Intermediate Course

  • Level of lesson
  • Beginner-Intermediate
  • Around JLPT N3/N4 level
  • Course consists of twelve 50-minute lessons
  • 25,920 yen

The objective of this course is to have students develop the basic Japanese skills needed to work without major issue using Japanese in a business environment.

  • Students are to first become accustomed to speaking Japanese by performing short speeches. Students will develop their ability to discuss matters they are familiar with while drawing on their previously held knowledge of Japanese.

  • Students engage in roleplaying activities that draw upon business settings to develop their Japanese abilities to be able to perform work tasks without major issue, and to learn Japanese that is immediately useful for them in their work.

  • Students also develop a greater understanding of the behavioral patterns of Japanese people in the workplace by thinking on how to act in the set situation provided and what kind of Japanese to use before engaging in the roleplaying activities.

Lessons Topics Details
1 Mini speech (1)
Weekends
  • Be able to speak on one's own daily activities by listing them.
  • Be able to speak in full sentences at all times, not single words and phrases.
Confirming names
  • Be able to confirm someone else's name when you are unable to hear it during a self-introduction.
  • Be able to have your name and nickname remembered by others.
2 Mini speech (2)
Summer holiday plans
  • Be able to speak on one's own plans by listing them.
  • Be able to speak in full sentences at all times, not single words and phrases.
Confirming instructions
  • Be able to understand instructions and communicate them.
  • Be able to confirm the details of instructions.
3 Mini speech (3)
Family
  • Be able to describe persons close to you.
  • Be able to speak in full sentences at all times, not single words and phrases.
Greetings
  • Be able to greet others as appropriate to the circumstances at hand.
  • Be able to continue a simple conversation after greetings have ended.
4 Mini speech (4)
Smartphones
  • Be able to describe the applications of items often used in everyday life.
  • Be able to talk using simple two-clause sentences.
Submitting documents
  • Be able to initiate a conversation using words to soften awkward topics.
  • Be able to submit documents using the appropriate expressions to do so.
5 Mini speech (5)
When tired
  • Be able to speak about your habits.
  • Be able describe the results of such using conjunctions.
Confirming deadlines
  • Be able to catch the deadline for a work task when requested verbally.
  • Be able to confirm the deadline for a requested work task.
6 Mini speech (6)
Favorite type of cuisine
  • Be able to talk on your favorite foods in simple terms.
  • Be able to describe your reasons for liking such foods using conjunctions.
Reporting work progress
  • Be able to answer questions relating to work progress.
7 Mini speech (7)
Favorite TV shows
  • Be able to talk on your favorite TV shows in simple terms.
  • Be able to talk using simple two-clause sentences.
Confirming plans
  • Be able to use expressions to soften topics appropriately when confirming plans.
  • Be able to confirm whether the date and time is correct.
8 Mini speech (8)
Favorite celebrities
  • Be able to talk on your favorite celebrities in simple terms.
  • Be able to describe people using simple two-clause sentences.
Asking permission
  • Be able to obtain permission for a day off from a superior.
  • Be able to explain the reason for taking a day off.
9 Mini speech (9)
Countries you wish to visit
  • Be able to talk about subjects that interest you in simple terms.
  • Be able to explain the reasons for wanting to go to specific countries using conjunctions and complex sentences.
Requesting a check
  • Be able to have someone check a document you have written.
10 Mini speech (10)
Do you drive?
  • Be able to talk on your habits in an ordered manner.
  • Be able to state your opinions using conjunctions.
Receiving advice
  • Be able to tell superiors and colleagues that you need help.
  • Be able to receive advice.
11 Mini speech (11)
Valued presents
  • Be able to describe your belongings in simple terms.
  • Be able to describe things using noun modifiers.
Offering help
  • Be able to see a matter of bother for someone else and offer help.
12 Mini speech (12)
Lessons learned
  • Be able to speak using what you have learned throughout this course.
Summary
  • Be able to look back on what you have learned in this course and be aware of what "you can do" and what "you still have difficulty with".

*Lesson content and order may change.

Teaching materials and lesson formats

Every lesson will proceed according to a few pages of printed materials. In the first half of the lesson, you will practice giving a speech to become more effective at articulating your thoughts. In the latter half, you will practice conversation through role playing and other activities on topics.

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