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Course MapPhoneticsElementaryIntermediate

Inter. Perfection



JLPT Courses

Pure conversation

Travel course

Online conversation


Adults Course Map

2014 Course map

a. Phonetics(1) Textbook : Japanese for Busy People I(2) Objective : Survival Japanese, situational settings such as shopping, going around(3) Duration : 3 terms x 10 lessons x 2.5 hours (Total 75 hrs)

b. Elementary

(1) Textbook : Japanese for Busy People II

(2) Objective : Basics to Japanese syntax, everyday Japanese

(3) Duration : 4 terms x 10 lessons x 2.5 hours (total 100 hrs)

c. Intermediate

(1) Textbook : Japanese for Busy People III

(2) Objective : Sentence structure distinctive to Japanese

(3) Duration : 4 terms x 10 lessons x 2.5 hours (total 100 hrs)

d. Intermediate Perfection

(1) Textbook : Nihon go chuukyu J301

(2) Objective : Building up knowledge of Intermediate level vocabulary, expressions.

(3) Duration : 4 terms x 10 lessons x 2.5 hours (total 100 hrs)

e. Pre-advanced

(1) Textbook : Nil

(2) Objective : Develop self-learning ability, conversation abililty

(3) Duration : 1 year x 9 lessons x 2 hours

f. Advanced

(1) Textbook : Nil

(2) Objective : Everyday conversation, discussion on news, higher level of conversation ability.

(3) Duration : 9 lessons x 2hrs (unlimited hours)

2. JLPT Courses

a. JLPT N5 – 12 lessons x 3 hours (36 hrs)

b. JLPT N4 – 12 lessons x 3 hours (36 hrs)

c. JLPT N3 – currently not available

d. JLPT N2 – currently not available

e. JLPT N1 – currently not available

3. Mini short courses / practice session

a. Pure conversation practice

(1) Requirement : Basic conversation ability (N5 or N4)

(2) Objective : Students will get to hone their conversation ability by choosing the topic they want to talk about. A native speaker will point out the mistakes made. There is no in-depth explanation of grammar.

b. 4 lesson Travel course

(1) Objective : a short course catered to people who is visiting Japan. Equip student with basic situational conversation. i.e. getting around, ordering in restaurants, shopping etc.

c. Online Conversation Practice (Currently not available)

(1) Objective : helps students to hone their conversation ability, similar to pure conversation practice, but this time on the internet via skype, hotmail or messenger.



Japanese Language Classes-How To Get the Most Out of It

Looking for the Best Japanese Language Schools in Singapore? Short of relocating yourself to Japan and immersing yourself in an environment where you have no choice but to pick up the language fast and use it on a daily basis in order to do all the things that you need to do, enrolling in a Japanese language class is probably the next most practical and effective way to acquire the Japanese language.

There are many Japanese language schools in Singapore, each offering its own method of helping non Japanese speakers acquire the language. Some students prefer courses that emphasize grammar and vocabulary along with conversation, while others want to acquire the language for practical reasons and hence are more inclined towards conversational Japanese. Among Japanese language schools that focus on conversational Japanese, Beyond Language School is one of the “younger” and more vibrant schools which is gaining a good reputation amongst Japanese language learners in Singapore.

Although Beyond Language School believes it offers some of the most effective, fun and accessible Japanese language classes in town, it also advocates there is no better way to learn a language than to immerse oneself in it. And that includes the other six days of the week when you’re not at Beyond Language. This can be done via various means to build upon the classroom foundation you receive at Beyond Language, such as by watching more anime, Japanese movies, etc.

If this is already a given for some of you, as with many of Beyond Language students, where your interest in the Japanese language extends to your love for anime, why not go a step further and try watching anime with the subtitles turned off? Reviewing your latest lessons from Beyond Language just before watching an episode of anime would be highly helpful. When you are comfortable with this, try writing your own subtitles for the shows that you watch as this will help you with your understanding of spoken Japanese.

If this becomes too simple as you progress along, then you might want to try getting involved with helping out online with the anime fan communities where they translate and develop subtitles for shows. These methods are all suitable for you if you are an anime fan, but if you so happen to have other interests such as in Japanese food or Japanese culture, then watching Japan Hour on a regular basis would help you to pick up and absorb words that are commonly used in everyday Japanese conversation.