This course is for students who particularly aim to learn and mainly develop their conversation skills.
Conversation practices are executed while assuming certain situations as well as utilizing a variety of topics.
Learn basic Japanese conversation and phrases which are used in daily-life situations.
We present dialogues and example sentences for conversation and we teach the basic Japanese grammar and sentence structures using the three scripts, Hiragana (ひらがな), Katakana(カタカナ), and Kanji(漢字).
We also use voice-recorded sentences for better comprehension.
The Practical Conversation Class objective is to learn useful Japanese for daily life. You will get the chance to talk to people outside of school and expand your communication skills. You will also learn how to express thoughts, impressions, debating, suggestions, etc. From casual to complicated topics, students will develop conversation skills through group discussions and pair works. Unique in-class activities are offered regularly. Sometimes Japanese university students and teacher come to class to have a discussion or play games. As a part of the conversation practices, students try voice-over acting in Japanese animation. “Business Japanese”, “Communication Ability”, “International Understanding”. They are essentials for students who intend to find employment in Japanese enterprises. Help the students with their “Presentation Skills” utilizing the “Analysis of One’s strengths” so that the students are capable to effectively appeal their advantages and qualifications to enterprises. The students in this class will gain the understanding of Japanese affairs and business manners and acquire the ability to adapt to Japanese society. We offer a variety of support such as one-on-one interview practices and counselling service during the job-hunting outside class hours. The students can immediately start analyzing different companies by subscribing to different job hunting websites.
Speaking: Be able to answer questions about oneself. Be able to hold conversations in limited everyday situations.
Writing: Be able to properly write Hiragana and Katakana. Be able to understand approximately 200 Kanji characters.
Listening: Be able to understand daily life situations when spoken to at a slower speed and using simple words.
Reading: Be able to comprehend written articles of around 200 characters regarding daily life themes.
Composition: Be able to write a simple composition using basic expressions.