I listen to J-pop & I love it.
I enjoy J-drama.
I like to eat Japanese food
I love to go Japan for holidays
I want to learn a 3rd language
Language is the very foundation on which we interact and communicate with others. Not only does language play a part in our daily interactions, but it also reflects one’s own development and upbringing. A person’s language development capabilities are greatly influenced by being in a positive environment rich with many different words, rhythms, and sounds. Language skill is, therefore, a carefully cultivated craft, instead of just a naturally-endowed talent.
Our Japanese Language program is based on the needs of individuals who are not Japanese native speakers. It primes students for language excellence, aiming to provide a solid foundation in oral comprehension, phonemic awareness, verbal presentation, and penmanship development. We not only teach students speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in Japanese, we also cultivate thinking, reflecting, and presentation skills. Through engaging students on a wide range of general and global issues, we will be able to stimulate their thirst for knowledge and cultivate their Japanese phonemic awareness as they voice their opinions on topics carefully selected by us. Through the carefully selected teaching materials that immerse our students into the Japanese literature and culture, our students will be guided holistically to appreciate and to apply their language skills.
The carefully planned syllabus is designed to:
Cultivate a lifelong love of the Japanese Language
Achieve competency in a progressive manner
Build a solid foundation in speaking, writing, listening, reading with the presentation, reflective, thinking skills as an addition to the 4 main skills
Appreciate Japanese Literature and culture that will benefit their Japanese language studies and the overall well-being.
Description of each level:
This course is designed for students without any prior knowledge of the Japanese Language who wish to read, write, and converse in Japanese. In this course, students will develop basic communication skills by learning Hiragana and Katakana, practicing speaking, writing, listening, and reading, in addition to acquiring the ability to compose and use the Japanese language in everyday activities and functions.
Students will be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana, understand basic vocabulary and expressions used in daily conversations, understand basic grammar structure, greet, introduce themselves, buy items, and order food in Japanese, as well as talk about their daily life, time, date, and weather in Japanese.
This course is designed for students who have completed Level 1 or are at an equivalent level. The goal of this course is to develop more advanced communication skills. Students will reach this goal by practicing speaking, writing, listening, and reading, and acquiring abilities to compose and use the Japanese language in everyday topics and functions.
Students will be able to understand basic vocabulary and expressions used in daily conversations, understand basic grammar structure, talk about their family members, hobbies, travel experiences, and student life in Japan, in addition to getting to know how to use facilities such as the bank, post office, public transportation, and hospital in Japan.
This course is designed for students who have completed Level 2 or are at an equivalent level. It will increase the list of vocabulary acquired from Levels 1 and 2, guiding students to effectively use them in texts and verbal communication. Students will also strengthen their pronunciation and diction to confidently converse in Japanese with native speakers and learn how to use appropriate Japanese words in the working environment.
Students will be able to understand vocabulary and expressions used in daily conversations, understand grammar structures, in addition to talking about their plans, inquire about experiences, employment, health, gatherings, changes, and holidays in Japan.