Course Information / クラスとレッスン
As of April 2022, we are offering the following classes and lessons. If you have any questions, or if you would like us to create a class/lesson for your specific needs, do not hesitate to ask.
If you have already learned Japanese elsewhere, please ask for a placement interview/test.
I. Video-Call Lessons for Adults and Young People (US Eastern Time)
Learn to speak Japanese on video calls! At the beginning levels, we will focus on good pronunciation, practical vocabulary, and grammar. Our textbook (Minna-no-Nihongo vol. 1) comes in two editions (Romanized and Hiragana) and you can choose either one in our class. For people who wish to learn hiragana, we will walk with you through the strokes using extra time for free.
> Group Level 1 (Absolute Beginning Level 1) 2022 Summer Monday Evening Class
- Day/Time: Mondays 7:00PM-8:30PM (US Eastern Time)
- Dates: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
- Fees: $300 for Level 1. The class meets once a week for 10 weeks.
- Purpose of the level: Speaking basic Japanese by: learnning basic sounds, expressions and greetings, learning basic grammar (XXX wa YYY desu) and numbers including how to tell time.
- Class size: Maximum 4
- Requirement: No prior knowledge of Japanese, including hiragana, katakana or kanji (Chinese characters).
- Textbooks: Please obtain “Minna-no-Nihongo Beginning Level vol. 1, Second Edition” published by Three A Network. This book is a set of two: Main Textbook and its Supplementary Grammar Explanation Book. Both come in Hiragana Edition and Romanized Edition, and you can choose either one. If you don’t know which one to buy, we will be happy to explain personally. We will finish this first volume in six Levels (each level is for ten weeks, so about a year). A CD comes with the book for listening practice.
- SPECIAL OFFER: We will offer you a free one-month intensive hiragana course if you are interested and register for a regular course. Please inquire for details.
> Preparation for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) with A Free Introductory Meeting with a Trial Lesson
From N5 to N1, we will give you advice on your preparation. For details, please click:
=> JLPT Preparation (Currently under construction)
> Private (One-On-One) Instruction for All Levels
The goal is up to you: For your general interest in Japanese and Japan, for traveling, tutoring, catching up with your class at high school or university, reading Japanese novels or manga, it can be anything. We will discuss your goal and work on a curriculum planned just for you. Lessons start from the beginning of the month.
Fee: $480 for 10-hour lessons, $198 for 4-hour lessons or $59/hr. Special discount is available for people preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. A video-call open house (and/or placement interview/test) with a free sample lesson is available. For details, please inquire.
> Private group lessons
If you would like to learn with your family member(s) or friend(s), we can offer a special rate for you. For details, please inquire.
II. In-Person Japanese Classes and Lessons (Charleston, SC area only)
> Private instruction for All levels
Lessons start from the beginning of the month. For details, please refer to the Private Instruction in the Video-Call Lessons section, or inquire directly.