The Part-time Program Contents

Features

  1. Various classes, from beginner to highly-advanced, are offered. They include, but are not exhausted by, Daily Conversation, Business Conversation, News in Japanese, and Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Prep.
  2. The student will choose a class that suits their level of Japanese proficiency, time frame and study objective.
  3. The Intermediate and Advanced level conversation classes will each complete a textbook over several terms. In accordance with their progress, the student is encouraged to stay on in the same class till completion.

Classes by Category and Level Pointers

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* Both the tuition and the materials fee include tax.


Summer Term 2019
(Jul.- Sep.)

Summer Term 2019(Jul.- Sep.)
The application deadline: early in July

Basic 1
Beginners
Basic 2
Those who have taken Level N5
Pre-Intermediate 1
Those who have passed Level N5
Pre-Intermediate 2
Those who have taken Level N4
Pre-Intermediate 3
Those who have passed Level N4
Intermediate 1
Those who have taken Level N3
Intermediate 2
Those who have taken Level N2
Intermediate 3
Those who have passed Level N2
Advanced
Those who have taken Level N1 and higher
Highly-Advanced
With approval of JLI personnel
Conversation
Basic Conversation
Pre-Intermediate Conversation
Practical Japanese Conversation (Basic)
Practical Japanese Conversation (Intermediate)
Practical Japanese Conversation (Upper-Intermediate)
Business Japanese
Intermediate Business Conversation A
Intermediate Business Conversation B
Advanced Business Conversation
Highly-Advanced Business Conversation
News in Japanese
Listening Comprehension with TV News
Test Prep.
N4 Kanji Training
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1
BJT Preparation & Business Email

Basic Conversation
[Evening] A,B
[Saturday] Part 1, 2, and 3

This class is designed to develop the learners’ practical Japanese conversational fluency, with a special emphasis on business-related situations. It offers comprehensive training for spontaneous conversational skills. The teaching material is Nichibei Kaiwagakuin’s newly published original textbook NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 (Ask Publishing). It is user-friendly to those who are not familiar with hiragana or are pressed for time, since its conversation skits are presented in Japanese, English, and Latin alphabet, while its questions and grammatical explanations are in English. It comes with a handy CD-ROM (a set of seven audio CDs) as a supplement for home study.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 2 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
A2 days1.5 hours30 hours
B2 days1.5 hours30 hours
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
Part 11 day2 hours20 hours
Part 21 day2 hours20 hours
Part 31 day2 hours20 hours
Evening Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
A Basic 1 JLI Instructor Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
7/9 - 9/19 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
B Basic 2 YAMAGUCHI, ANDO Miyuki Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
7/9 - 9/19 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Part 1 Basic 1 JLI Instructor Sat.
8:50–10:50
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Part 2 Basic 2 TANAKA Sat.
8:50–10:50
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Introducing oneself in the workplace
  2. Order at a café
  3. Inviting a colleague to a welcome party
  4. Asking questions on a factory tour
  5. Express your impressions of a factory tour
  6. Request someone to prepare for a meeting
  7. Ask for specific details about menu items at the company cafeteria
  8. Ask your superiors for work instructions
  1. Refuse your colleague’s invitation because of overtime
  2. Ask questions at a sports club
  3. Explain in detail the facilities at a sports club to a colleague
  4. Ask your co-workers various questions about new employee training
  5. Explain new employee training
  6. Have a conversation at a bar
  7. Talk about the circumstances that led to a hangover
  8. Have a conversation on the phone

Textbooks

NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 ¥3,240

Parts and Topics

We accept students who wish to join in midstream, depending on their respective levels.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 2 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
A30 hoursBasic 11–8
B30 hoursBasic 29–16
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
Part 120 hoursBasic 11–6
Part 220 hoursBasic 27–11
Part 320 hoursBasic 212–16

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Pre-Intermediate Conversation
[Evening] A,B and C
[Saturday] Part 1, 2 and 3

In this class, students will develop their Japanese conversation skills through comprehensive training which emphasizes fast comprehension and instantaneous response using practical Japanese for business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s new original textbook, NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 2 (Ask Publishing). During class, students will go over natural business conversation in role-play activities while learning basic Japanese grammar through audio materials and oral practice. The textbook comes with a CD-ROM as a supplement for home study, so even busy people can study easily on-the-go.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (90 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
A2 days1.5 hours30 hours
B2 days1.5 hours30 hours
C2 days1.5 hours30 hours
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
Part11 day2 hours20 hours
Part21 day2 hours20 hours
Part31 day2 hours20 hours
Evening Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
A Pre-Intermediate 1 FUKUSHIMA Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
7/8 - 9/30 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
B Pre-Intermediate 2 SOMEYA Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
7/8 - 9/30 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
C Pre-Intermediate 3 SHIBANO Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
7/9 - 9/19 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Part 1 Pre-Intermediate 1 YAMAGUCHI Sat.
8:50–10:50
7/13 - 9/28
No class: 8/31 (10 lessons)
8 ¥51,400
Part 2 Pre-Intermediate 2 YAMAGUCHI Sat.
11:00–13:00
7/13 - 9/28
No class: 8/31 (10 lessons)
8 ¥51,400

Contents: By the end of this class, you will learn how to...

  1. Report sales information to the boss while looking at data
  2. Chat about Valentine’s Day with co-workers
  3. Give directions to a taxi driver
  4. Have a fun conversation with co-workers at a cherry blossom viewing party
  5. Explain to the boss and to co-workers that the train is stopped
  6. Talk about diets with the boss and with co-workers
  7. Compliment a co-worker on his/her new apartment
  8. Take work instructions from the boss and explain work progress to someone in a related department
  9. Explain their requests to a travel agency employee
  10. Talk about their impressions of Kyoto while on a trip there with co-workers
  11. Ask many different questions to a co-worker about a new washing machine
  1. Help out at a client’s booth during an exhibition
  2. Promote a product at the exhibition
  3. Report to the boss about the exhibition
  4. Contact a client to explain that they will be late due to a train accident
  5. Talk with co-workers about problems with the office environment
  6. Explain symptoms at a drug store
  7. Ask a friend for help with moving house
  8. Explain the appearance of a new apartment to a friend
  9. Deal with a client’s problem over the phone
  10. Apologize to a client for a problem that occurred
  11. Report to the boss about a problem with a client

Textbooks

NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 2 ¥3,456

Parts and Topics

We accept students who wish to join in midstream, depending on their respective levels.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (90 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
A30 hoursPre-Intermediate 117–24
B30 hoursPre-Intermediate 225–31
C30 hoursPre-Intermediate 332–38
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
Part 120 hoursPre-Intermediate 117–24
Part 220 hoursPre-Intermediate 225–31
Part 320 hoursPre-Intermediate 332–38

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Practical Japanese Conversation (Basic)

We learn practical Japanese skills useful for real life situations. Alongside studying basic grammar, we listen to and speak phrases and expressions commensurate with the students’ level of proficiency. We will pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of useful words and proper intonation of sentences.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Morning (Introductory) Basic 1 JLI Instructor Twice per week 17 lessons 8 ¥65,535
Morning (Basic 3) Basic 2- JLI Instructor, ISHIWATA Wed., Fri.
10:40–12:10
7/10 - 9/11 (17 lessons) 8 ¥65,535

Contents: Class topics

  1. Asking about something you don’t know
  2. Shopping at a convenience store and a department store
  3. Ordering at a restaurant
  4. Having conversation at a tourist spot etc.

Textbooks

Introductory:
NIHONGO FUN & EASY (L.1-6) ¥2,052
Basic 3:
Ippo Nihongo Sanpo - Kurashi no Nihongo Kyoshitsu Basic 3 (L.48-) ¥2,592

Practical Japanese Conversation (Intermediate)

We aim to attain a naturally flowing conversation fluency in various real life topics. Leveraging grammatical rules and expressions studied so far, we have repeated exercises in the role-play format on these topics. We will pay special attention to the naturally sounding pronunciation of words and intonation.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Morning Intermediate 1-2 JLI Instructor, ISHIWATA Wed., Fri.
9:00–10:30
7/10 - 9/11 (17 lessons) 8 ¥65,535
Evening (Intermediate)A Intermediate 1 KISHI Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
7/9 - 9/19 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Evening (Intermediate)B Intermediate 2 KISHI, HOSHINO Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
7/8 - 9/30 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100

Contents: Class topics

  1. Sharing experiences and impressions of trips and films
  2. Exchanging opinions about TV news and dramas
  3. Conversation at a school/workplace social gathering
  4. Chats about family

Textbooks

Morning Course:
Japanese"LIVE"(Pre-int.& Int.Vol.2)(even number units) ¥1,944
Evening Courses (Intermediate)A:
WEEKLY J Book 1 (even number units) ¥2,160
Evening Courses (Intermediate)B:
Japanese"LIVE"(Pre-int.& Int.Vol.2)(odd number units) ¥1,944

Practical Japanese Conversation (Upper-Intermediate)

We aim to attain a naturally flowing conversation fluency in various real life topics. Leveraging grammatical rules and expressions studied so far, we have repeated exercises in the role-play format on these topics. We will pay special attention to the naturally sounding pronunciation of words and intonation.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 2–3 TANABE Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
7/9 - 9/19 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Intermediate 2-3 TANAKA Sat.
11:00–13:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents: Class topics

  1. Sharing experiences and impressions of trips and films
  2. Exchanging opinions about TV news and dramas
  3. Conversation at a school/workplace social gathering
  4. Chats about family

Textbooks

Evening Course:
Handout materials ¥1,000
Saturday Courses:
Japanese "Live" (Upper int. & Advanced)(odd number units) ¥2,376

Intermediate Business Conversation A

In this class, students will develop their conversation skills and improve their smoothness and speed of communication, both of which are necessary in business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s original textbook: Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa Intermediate 1, (3A Corporation). The textbook’s practice dialogs include numerous grammar patterns and business vocabulary suitable for the JLPT N2 exam, and students will be able to acquire this grammar and vocabulary through repeated oral practice. In addition, furigana is written above all kanji characters, so even those who have difficulties with kanji can study business Japanese without any hassle. To supplement class work, there is also a mobile application for iOS and Android that supports self-study. We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (9 months).

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 2 KAMIYA Thu.
19:00–21:00
7/11 - 9/19 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Saturday Intermediate 2 JLI Instructor Sat.
11:00–13:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Welcoming a new employee
  2. Accepting the continuation of a job
  3. Visiting a client
  4. Attending a business report meeting
  5. Going to lunch with people from work
  1. Making holiday plans with family members
  2. Making an appointment to meet with someone from an employment agency
  3. Talking with someone from an employment agency
  4. Having an interview

Textbooks

Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Intermediate 1- (L.1-3) ¥2,592


Intermediate Business Conversation B

In this class, students will develop their conversation skills and improve their smoothness and speed of communication, both of which are necessary in business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s newest original textbook: Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa Intermediate 2, published in July 2017 by 3A Corporation. The textbook’s practice dialogs include numerous grammar patterns and business vocabulary suitable for the JLPT N2 exam, and students will be able to acquire this grammar and vocabulary through repeated oral practice. In addition, furigana is written above all kanji characters, so even those who have difficulties with kanji can study business Japanese without any hassle. To supplement class work, there is also a mobile application for iOS and Android that supports self-study. We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (9 months).

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 3 HOSHINO Thu.
19:00–21:00
7/11 - 9/19 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Saturday Intermediate 3 HOSHINO Sat.
8:50–10:50
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Sending greetings by email to those who have supported you
  2. Making a proposal to a client
  3. Holding a party for a project
  4. Trouble occurs
  5. Talking about moving
  1. Lunch meetings
  2. Getting approached with a business idea
  3. Talking about work with one’s spouse
  4. Discussing with one’s business partner (an associate company to a medical treatment corporation)

Textbooks

Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Intermediate 2- (L.1-3) ¥2,592


Advanced Business Conversation

In this course, we learn expressions and skills to facilitate the business flow in situations that call for practical communication acumen, such as negotiation, addressing grievances, troubleshooting, interviewing, discussion and presentation. The course is designed for the purpose of mastering conversational skills requisite for the Japanese business community. It aims at a more natural and persuasive conversational style. To this end, the instructor will offer personalized coaching on pronunciation and intonation. Depending on the student’s needs, they may take the course on an ongoing basis.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Advanced OKATAKE Tue.
19:00–21:00
7/9 - 9/17 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Saturday Advanced HOSHINO Sat.
11:00–13:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Learning persuasive and intelligent expressions through role plays, and becoming aware of one’s linguistic habits and problems.
  2. Listening to conversations and grasping uniquely Japanese nuances and conversational steps. Learning and practicing idiomatic phrases and expressions useful in the business context.
  3. Performing applied role plays and mastering practical negotiation skills.

Textbooks

Evening Courses:
Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Advanced- (L.1-3) ¥3,024
Saturday Courses:
Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Advanced- (L.4,5,9) ¥3,024

Highly-Advanced Business Conversation:Negotiation and Meeting

In this class we learn to read pertinent material under a time constraint, analyze the data and present our views appropriate for the business context. The course is designed to hone the students’ Japanese proficiency through such training so they may accurately grasp the interlocutors’ intents in meetings and negotiations and also state their thoughts in an exact and persuasive fashion. The class will take a seminar format in which the students are prompted to take initiative. Presentations and the Q&A by the students are followed by detailed instructions and guidance from the teacher. At critical points the teacher will make use of her own textbook “Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa” as a reference book. The course will be available on a continuous basis in line with the students’ ongoing needs.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Highly-Advanced SEGAWA Thu.
19:00–21:00
7/11 - 9/19 (10 lessons) 6 ¥59,500

Contents

  1. Read individually assigned material and data from economic journals. Learn to summarize the info as well as your view, so you may state them within an approximately 3-minute time frame.
  2. Make a presentation of the summary and your view, using expressions appropriate for the business context. The Q&A between the students will be followed by the teacher’s feedback.

Textbooks

Handout materials ¥500


Listening Comprehension with TV News

This class is designed to watch news broadcasts on Japanese TV stations and attain comprehension. Starting with news on Japanese economy and society, the class will pick various topics reflecting the needs and interests of the students.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Early Morning Intermediate 2– KAMIYA Wed.
7:30–8:30
7/10 - 9/18 (10 lessons) 10 ¥25,700

Contents

  1. On pre-selected news topics, the instructor will explain the basic vocabulary while the students express their opinions.
  2. The students will watch real news programs and attain comprehension through working on task sheets to grasp factual details and fill-in sheets on the scripts.
  3. They will engage in question-and-answer interchanges regarding the news they watch. The students will state their views in the light of the situations in their respective home countries.
  4. The instructor will distribute the vocabulary list for the next session. The students are expected to study the list before class.

Textbooks

Handout materials ¥1,000


Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N1, N2, N3)

This class prepares the students for the semi-annual Japanese Language Proficiency Test, aligning the schedule with the test dates, with The Power Buildup Course and The Last Spurt Course each designed to prepare the students appropriately in a three-month setup. These courses offer effective studies on the strength of close monitoring and analysis of past tests, preparing the students through exercises and expository comments.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
[The Power Buildup Course]
N1(Evening)
Intermediate 3– SAITO Mon.
19:00–21:00
7/8 - 9/30 (9 lessons) 12 ¥23,130
[The Power Buildup Course]
N2(Evening)
Intermediate 2– SATO Mon.
19:00–21:00
7/8 - 9/30 (9 lessons) 12 ¥23,130
[The Power Buildup Course]
N1(Saturday)
Intermediate 3– TAKECHI Sat.
13:30–16:30
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550
[The Power Buildup Course]
N2(Saturday)
Intermediate 2– FUJITA Sat.
9:00–12:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550
[The Power Buildup Course]
N3(Saturday)
Pre-Intermediate 3– SAITO Sat.
9:00–12:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550

Contents

[The Power Buildup Course]

In this course, the student learns the test trends and builds up basic skills in each test subject in preparation for the test six months ahead.

  • Vocabulary: Learning with a stress on basic knowledge of the reading and orthography of kanji, word formation and usage.
  • Grammar: Learning the basics of grammar so as to ace questions in sentence composition, sentential grammar, etc.
  • Reading: Leveraging the mastered basics of grammar to tackle exercises in solving questions.
  • Listening: Having a test-specific listening exercise by taking a mock test.

Textbooks

Nihongo Soumatome Goi ¥1,296 / Nihongo Soumatome Bunpou ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500

[The Last Spurt Course]

In this course, the student develops practical, test-specific skills in the process of solving mock test questions and getting used to the testing format.

  • Vocabulary:Boosting one’s vocabulary, linking it to improvement in reading and listening scores.
  • Grammar:Leveraging the mastered basics of grammar to tackle exercises in solving questions.
  • Reading: Acquiring the technique for answering heavily weighted reading questions within the time limit.
  • Listening: Developing test-specific skills by challenging various mock tests.
  • Mock test:Having a test-specific exercise by taking a mock test immediately before the real test.

Textbooks

Handout materials
¥1,500

Methodology

  • Vocabulary and Grammar: Explaining and explicating the grammatical points and vocabulary assigned as homework.(Sometimes the exercise sections are assigned as homework.)
  • Reading: Handing out reading materials and getting the students to answer the questions within a time limit, so as to teach them how to choose correct answers as well as how to effectively allocate time. (Occasionally, the instructor will assign some homework for the students to work on within a certain time limit, so she/he may go over the questions in the following class session and offer explanatory comments.)
  • Listening: Having the students answer listening questions, while at the same time explaining question formats and features.。

*Studying at home will be an integral part of the course, as the instructor checks the students’ answers and provides expository comments in class.

Course Schedule

The Power Buildup Course The Last Spurt Course
For the first test (July) Winter term (Jan. - Mar.) Spring term (Apr. - Jun.)
For the second test (December) Summer term (Jul. - Sept.) Fall term (Oct. – Dec.)

N4 Kanji Training

This class has been specially designed to prepare students for the kanji section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4, which is proctored twice a year in July and December. We will visually explain the composition of kanji characters in a way that is easy for everyone to understand. Moreover, students will build a strong foundation in kanji through repeated drills that focus on the characters that are likely to come up on the exam.
For students who struggle with kanji, or for students who are not sure how to study kanji effectively, we recommend this class to you.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
This class will not be offered in Summer term 2019.

Contents

  1. We will explain the composition of the fundamental kanji characters through pictures and stories. In this way, students will become able to imagine what the characters mean just by looking at them.
  2. Once students have gained a sense of what the basic kanji characters mean, we will practice doing kanji drills.
  3. Students will do timed practice tests and build up their ability to answer questions quickly to prepare for the JLPT N4.

Textbooks

NIHONGO SOUMATOME Kanji N4 ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500


BJT Preparation & Business Email

Preparation for the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test) is highly effective for honing your overall business Japanese proficiency. Using a BJT preparation workbook, we learn business expressions with keigo and idioms. In addition, we learn the basics of writing business email.

Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Saturday Intermediate 2– JLI Instructor Sat.
14:00–16:00
7/13 - 9/21 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. To review typical questions and build up skills to tackle similar ones
  2. To learn various expressions useful for actual business situations through answering the questions
  3. To learn the basics of business email under three categories: request, confirmation, and report
  4. The instructor will review and correct the students’ emails and offer helpful comments

Textbooks

BJT Skill Improvement Workbook: Listening / Listening & Reading ¥2,700 / Reading ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500

Spring Term 2019
(Apr.- Jun.)

Spring Term 2019(Apr.- Jun.)
Accepting mid-term entry!

Basic 1
Beginners
Basic 2
Those who have taken Level N5
Pre-Intermediate 1
Those who have passed Level N5
Pre-Intermediate 2
Those who have taken Level N4
Pre-Intermediate 3
Those who have passed Level N4
Intermediate 1
Those who have taken Level N3
Intermediate 2
Those who have taken Level N2
Intermediate 3
Those who have passed Level N2
Advanced
Those who have taken Level N1 and higher
Highly-Advanced
With approval of JLI personnel
Conversation
Basic Conversation
Pre-Intermediate Conversation
Practical Japanese Conversation (Basic)
Practical Japanese Conversation (Intermediate)
Practical Japanese Conversation (Upper-Intermediate)
Business Japanese
Intermediate Business Conversation A
Intermediate Business Conversation B
Advanced Business Conversation
Highly-Advanced Business Conversation
News in Japanese
Listening Comprehension with TV News
Test Prep.
N4 Kanji Training
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1
BJT Preparation & Business Email

Basic Conversation
[Evening] A,B
[Saturday] Part 1, 2, and 3

This class is designed to develop the learners’ practical Japanese conversational fluency, with a special emphasis on business-related situations. It offers comprehensive training for spontaneous conversational skills. The teaching material is Nichibei Kaiwagakuin’s newly published original textbook NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 (Ask Publishing). It is user-friendly to those who are not familiar with hiragana or are pressed for time, since its conversation skits are presented in Japanese, English, and Latin alphabet, while its questions and grammatical explanations are in English. It comes with a handy CD-ROM (a set of seven audio CDs) as a supplement for home study.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 2 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
A2 days1.5 hours30 hours
B2 days1.5 hours30 hours
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
Part 11 day2 hours20 hours
Part 21 day2 hours20 hours
Part 31 day2 hours20 hours
Evening Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
A Basic 1 YAMAGUCHI, ANDO Miyuki Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
4/9 - 6/20 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
B Basic 2 FUKUSHIMA Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
4/8 - 6/24 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Part 1 Basic 1 TANAKA Sat.
8:50–10:50
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Part 3 Basic 2 YAMAGUCHI Sat.
8:50–10:50
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Introducing oneself in the workplace
  2. Order at a café
  3. Inviting a colleague to a welcome party
  4. Asking questions on a factory tour
  5. Express your impressions of a factory tour
  6. Request someone to prepare for a meeting
  7. Ask for specific details about menu items at the company cafeteria
  8. Ask your superiors for work instructions
  1. Refuse your colleague’s invitation because of overtime
  2. Ask questions at a sports club
  3. Explain in detail the facilities at a sports club to a colleague
  4. Ask your co-workers various questions about new employee training
  5. Explain new employee training
  6. Have a conversation at a bar
  7. Talk about the circumstances that led to a hangover
  8. Have a conversation on the phone

Textbooks

Evening Courses:
NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 ¥3,240
Saturday Courses:
NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 1 ¥3,240

Parts and Topics

We accept students who wish to join in midstream, depending on their respective levels.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 2 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
A30 hoursBasic 11–8
B30 hoursBasic 29–16
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
Part 120 hoursBasic 11–6
Part 220 hoursBasic 27–11
Part 320 hoursBasic 212–16

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Pre-Intermediate Conversation
[Evening] A,B and C
[Saturday] Part 1, 2 and 3

In this class, students will develop their Japanese conversation skills through comprehensive training which emphasizes fast comprehension and instantaneous response using practical Japanese for business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s new original textbook, NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 2 (Ask Publishing). During class, students will go over natural business conversation in role-play activities while learning basic Japanese grammar through audio materials and oral practice. The textbook comes with a CD-ROM as a supplement for home study, so even busy people can study easily on-the-go.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (90 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
A2 days1.5 hours30 hours
B2 days1.5 hours30 hours
C2 days1.5 hours30 hours
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassDay/WeekHour/DayHour/Term
Part11 day2 hours20 hours
Part21 day2 hours20 hours
Part31 day2 hours20 hours
Evening Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
A Pre-Intermediate 1 SOMEYA Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
4/8 - 6/24 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
B Pre-Intermediate 2 SHIBANO Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
4/9 - 6/20 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
C Pre-Intermediate 3 HOSHINO, NOZOE Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
4/9 - 6/20 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Course
Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Part 1 Pre-Intermediate 1 YAMAGUCHI Sat.
8:50–10:50
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Part 2 Pre-Intermediate 2 ANDO Yoko Sat.
11:00–13:00
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents: By the end of this class, you will learn how to...

  1. Report sales information to the boss while looking at data
  2. Chat about Valentine’s Day with co-workers
  3. Give directions to a taxi driver
  4. Have a fun conversation with co-workers at a cherry blossom viewing party
  5. Explain to the boss and to co-workers that the train is stopped
  6. Talk about diets with the boss and with co-workers
  7. Compliment a co-worker on his/her new apartment
  8. Take work instructions from the boss and explain work progress to someone in a related department
  9. Explain their requests to a travel agency employee
  10. Talk about their impressions of Kyoto while on a trip there with co-workers
  11. Ask many different questions to a co-worker about a new washing machine
  1. Help out at a client’s booth during an exhibition
  2. Promote a product at the exhibition
  3. Report to the boss about the exhibition
  4. Contact a client to explain that they will be late due to a train accident
  5. Talk with co-workers about problems with the office environment
  6. Explain symptoms at a drug store
  7. Ask a friend for help with moving house
  8. Explain the appearance of a new apartment to a friend
  9. Deal with a client’s problem over the phone
  10. Apologize to a client for a problem that occurred
  11. Report to the boss about a problem with a client

Textbooks

Evening Courses:
NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 2 ¥3,456
Saturday Courses:
NIHONGO EXPRESS Basic 2 ¥3,456

Parts and Topics

We accept students who wish to join in midstream, depending on their respective levels.

Evening Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (90 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
A30 hoursPre-Intermediate 117–24
B30 hoursPre-Intermediate 225–31
C30 hoursPre-Intermediate 332–38
Saturday Course: We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (60 hours).
ClassHours / TermLevelTopics
Part 120 hoursPre-Intermediate 117–24
Part 220 hoursPre-Intermediate 225–31
Part 320 hoursPre-Intermediate 332–38

⇧Course Table Top


Practical Japanese Conversation (Basic)

We learn practical Japanese skills useful for real life situations. Alongside studying basic grammar, we listen to and speak phrases and expressions commensurate with the students’ level of proficiency. We will pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of useful words and proper intonation of sentences.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Morning (Basic 3) Basic 2- SUGAWARA, ISHIWATA Wed., Fri.
10:40–12:10
4/10 - 6/12 (17 lessons) 8 ¥65,535

Contents: Class topics

  1. Asking about something you don’t know
  2. Shopping at a convenience store and a department store
  3. Ordering at a restaurant
  4. Having conversation at a tourist spot etc.

Textbooks

Basic 2:
Ippo Nihongo Sanpo - Kurashi no Nihongo Kyoshitsu Basic 2 ¥2,592
Basic 3:
Ippo Nihongo Sanpo - Kurashi no Nihongo Kyoshitsu Basic 3 (L.41-47) ¥2,592

Practical Japanese Conversation (Intermediate)

We aim to attain a naturally flowing conversation fluency in various real life topics. Leveraging grammatical rules and expressions studied so far, we have repeated exercises in the role-play format on these topics. We will pay special attention to the naturally sounding pronunciation of words and intonation.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Morning Intermediate 1-2 SUGAWARA, ISHIWATA Wed., Fri.
9:00–10:30
4/10 - 6/12 (17 lessons) 8 ¥65,535
Evening (Intermediate)A Intermediate 1 KISHI Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
4/9 - 6/20 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Evening (Intermediate)B Intermediate 2 KISHI, HOSHINO Mon., Wed.
19:00–20:30
4/8 - 6/24 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100
Saturday Intermediate 1-2 TANAKA Sat.
11:00–13:00
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents: Class topics

  1. Sharing experiences and impressions of trips and films
  2. Exchanging opinions about TV news and dramas
  3. Conversation at a school/workplace social gathering
  4. Chats about family

Textbooks

Morning Course:
Japanese"LIVE"(Pre-int.& Int.Vol.2)(odd number units) ¥1,944
Evening Courses (Intermediate)A:
WEEKLY J Book 1 (odd number units) ¥2,160
Evening Courses (Intermediate)B:
Japanese"LIVE"(Pre-int.& Int.Vol.1)(even number units) ¥1,944
Saturday Courses:
Japanese"LIVE"(Pre-int.& Int.Vol.2)(even number units) ¥1,944

Practical Japanese Conversation (Upper-Intermediate)

We aim to attain a naturally flowing conversation fluency in various real life topics. Leveraging grammatical rules and expressions studied so far, we have repeated exercises in the role-play format on these topics. We will pay special attention to the naturally sounding pronunciation of words and intonation.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 2–3 TANABE Tue., Thu.
19:00–20:30
4/9 - 6/20 (20 lessons) 8 ¥77,100

Contents: Class topics

  1. Sharing experiences and impressions of trips and films
  2. Exchanging opinions about TV news and dramas
  3. Conversation at a school/workplace social gathering
  4. Chats about family

Textbooks

Handout materials ¥1,000


Intermediate Business Conversation A

In this class, students will develop their conversation skills and improve their smoothness and speed of communication, both of which are necessary in business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s original textbook: Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa Intermediate 1, (3A Corporation). The textbook’s practice dialogs include numerous grammar patterns and business vocabulary suitable for the JLPT N2 exam, and students will be able to acquire this grammar and vocabulary through repeated oral practice. In addition, furigana is written above all kanji characters, so even those who have difficulties with kanji can study business Japanese without any hassle. To supplement class work, there is also a mobile application for iOS and Android that supports self-study. We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (9 months).

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 2 HOSHINO Thu.
19:00–21:00
4/11 - 6/20 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Welcoming a new employee
  2. Accepting the continuation of a job
  3. Visiting a client
  4. Attending a business report meeting
  5. Going to lunch with people from work
  1. Making holiday plans with family members
  2. Making an appointment to meet with someone from an employment agency
  3. Talking with someone from an employment agency
  4. Having an interview

Textbooks

Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Intermediate 1- (L.7-9) ¥2,592


Intermediate Business Conversation B

In this class, students will develop their conversation skills and improve their smoothness and speed of communication, both of which are necessary in business situations. Students will use Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin’s newest original textbook: Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa Intermediate 2, published in July 2017 by 3A Corporation. The textbook’s practice dialogs include numerous grammar patterns and business vocabulary suitable for the JLPT N2 exam, and students will be able to acquire this grammar and vocabulary through repeated oral practice. In addition, furigana is written above all kanji characters, so even those who have difficulties with kanji can study business Japanese without any hassle. To supplement class work, there is also a mobile application for iOS and Android that supports self-study. We will complete one textbook in 3 terms (9 months).

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Intermediate 3 KAMIYA Thu.
19:00–21:00
4/11 - 6/20 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Saturday Intermediate 3 HOSHINO Sat.
8:50–10:50
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Sending greetings by email to those who have supported you
  2. Making a proposal to a client
  3. Holding a party for a project
  4. Trouble occurs
  5. Talking about moving
  1. Lunch meetings
  2. Getting approached with a business idea
  3. Talking about work with one’s spouse
  4. Discussing with one’s business partner (an associate company to a medical treatment corporation)

Textbooks

Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Intermediate 2- (L.7-9) ¥2,592


Advanced Business Conversation

In this course, we learn expressions and skills to facilitate the business flow in situations that call for practical communication acumen, such as negotiation, addressing grievances, troubleshooting, interviewing, discussion and presentation. The course is designed for the purpose of mastering conversational skills requisite for the Japanese business community. It aims at a more natural and persuasive conversational style. To this end, the instructor will offer personalized coaching on pronunciation and intonation. Depending on the student’s needs, they may take the course on an ongoing basis.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Advanced OKATAKE Tue.
19:00–21:00
4/9 - 6/18 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400
Saturday Advanced HOSHINO Sat.
11:00–13:00
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 8 ¥51,400

Contents

  1. Learning persuasive and intelligent expressions through role plays, and becoming aware of one’s linguistic habits and problems.
  2. Listening to conversations and grasping uniquely Japanese nuances and conversational steps. Learning and practicing idiomatic phrases and expressions useful in the business context.
  3. Performing applied role plays and mastering practical negotiation skills.

Textbooks

Evening Courses:
Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Advanced- (L.8, 11) ¥3,024
Saturday Courses:
Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa -Advanced- (L.1-3) ¥3,024

Highly-Advanced Business Conversation:Negotiation and Meeting

In this class we learn to read pertinent material under a time constraint, analyze the data and present our views appropriate for the business context. The course is designed to hone the students’ Japanese proficiency through such training so they may accurately grasp the interlocutors’ intents in meetings and negotiations and also state their thoughts in an exact and persuasive fashion. The class will take a seminar format in which the students are prompted to take initiative. Presentations and the Q&A by the students are followed by detailed instructions and guidance from the teacher. At critical points the teacher will make use of her own textbook “Hito o Ugokasu! Jissen Bijinesu Nihongokaiwa” as a reference book. The course will be available on a continuous basis in line with the students’ ongoing needs.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Evening Highly-Advanced SEGAWA Thu.
19:00–21:00
4/11 - 6/20 (10 lessons) 6 ¥59,500

Contents

  1. Read individually assigned material and data from economic journals. Learn to summarize the info as well as your view, so you may state them within an approximately 3-minute time frame.
  2. Make a presentation of the summary and your view, using expressions appropriate for the business context. The Q&A between the students will be followed by the teacher’s feedback.

Textbooks

Handout materials ¥500


Listening Comprehension with TV News

This class is designed to watch news broadcasts on Japanese TV stations and attain comprehension. Starting with news on Japanese economy and society, the class will pick various topics reflecting the needs and interests of the students.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Early Morning Intermediate 2– KAMIYA Wed.
7:30–8:30
4/10 - 6/19 (10 lessons) 10 ¥25,700

Contents

  1. On pre-selected news topics, the instructor will explain the basic vocabulary while the students express their opinions.
  2. The students will watch real news programs and attain comprehension through working on task sheets to grasp factual details and fill-in sheets on the scripts.
  3. They will engage in question-and-answer interchanges regarding the news they watch. The students will state their views in the light of the situations in their respective home countries.
  4. The instructor will distribute the vocabulary list for the next session. The students are expected to study the list before class.

Textbooks

Handout materials ¥1,000


Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N1, N2, N3)

This class prepares the students for the semi-annual Japanese Language Proficiency Test, aligning the schedule with the test dates, with The Power Buildup Course and The Last Spurt Course each designed to prepare the students appropriately in a three-month setup. These courses offer effective studies on the strength of close monitoring and analysis of past tests, preparing the students through exercises and expository comments.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
[The Last Spurt Course]
N1(Evening)
Intermediate 3– OKATAKE Thu.
19:00–21:00
4/11 - 6/20 (10 lessons) 12 ¥25,700
[The Last Spurt Course]
N2(Evening)
Intermediate 2– SATO Mon.
19:00–21:00
4/8 - 6/24 (10 lessons) 12 ¥25,700
[The Last Spurt Course]
N1(Saturday)
Intermediate 3– NOZOE Sat.
9:30–12:30
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550
[The Last Spurt Course]
N2(Saturday)
Intermediate 2– FUJITA Sat.
9:00–12:00
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550
[The Last Spurt Course]
N3(Saturday)
Pre-Intermediate 3– SAITO Sat.
9:00–12:00
4/13 - 6/22 (10 lessons) 12 ¥38,550

Contents

[The Power Buildup Course]

In this course, the student learns the test trends and builds up basic skills in each test subject in preparation for the test six months ahead.

  • Vocabulary: Learning with a stress on basic knowledge of the reading and orthography of kanji, word formation and usage.
  • Grammar: Learning the basics of grammar so as to ace questions in sentence composition, sentential grammar, etc.
  • Reading: Leveraging the mastered basics of grammar to tackle exercises in solving questions.
  • Listening: Having a test-specific listening exercise by taking a mock test.

Textbooks

Nihongo Soumatome Goi ¥1,296 / Nihongo Soumatome Bunpou ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500

[The Last Spurt Course]

In this course, the student develops practical, test-specific skills in the process of solving mock test questions and getting used to the testing format.

  • Vocabulary:Boosting one’s vocabulary, linking it to improvement in reading and listening scores.
  • Grammar:Leveraging the mastered basics of grammar to tackle exercises in solving questions.
  • Reading: Acquiring the technique for answering heavily weighted reading questions within the time limit.
  • Listening: Developing test-specific skills by challenging various mock tests.
  • Mock test:Having a test-specific exercise by taking a mock test immediately before the real test.

Textbooks

Handout materials
Evening & Saturday Courses: ¥1,500

Methodology

  • Vocabulary and Grammar: Explaining and explicating the grammatical points and vocabulary assigned as homework.(Sometimes the exercise sections are assigned as homework.)
  • Reading: Handing out reading materials and getting the students to answer the questions within a time limit, so as to teach them how to choose correct answers as well as how to effectively allocate time. (Occasionally, the instructor will assign some homework for the students to work on within a certain time limit, so she/he may go over the questions in the following class session and offer explanatory comments.)
  • Listening: Having the students answer listening questions, while at the same time explaining question formats and features.。

*Studying at home will be an integral part of the course, as the instructor checks the students’ answers and provides expository comments in class.

Course Schedule

The Power Buildup Course The Last Spurt Course
For the first test (July) Winter term (Jan. - Mar.) Spring term (Apr. - Jun.)
For the second test (December) Summer term (Jul. - Sept.) Fall term (Oct. – Dec.)

N4 Kanji Training

This class has been specially designed to prepare students for the kanji section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4, which is proctored twice a year in July and December. We will visually explain the composition of kanji characters in a way that is easy for everyone to understand. Moreover, students will build a strong foundation in kanji through repeated drills that focus on the characters that are likely to come up on the exam.
For students who struggle with kanji, or for students who are not sure how to study kanji effectively, we recommend this class to you.

Course Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
Afternoon This class will not be offered in Spring term 2019.

Contents

  1. We will explain the composition of the fundamental kanji characters through pictures and stories. In this way, students will become able to imagine what the characters mean just by looking at them.
  2. Once students have gained a sense of what the basic kanji characters mean, we will practice doing kanji drills.
  3. Students will do timed practice tests and build up their ability to answer questions quickly to prepare for the JLPT N4.

Textbooks

NIHONGO SOUMATOME Kanji N4 ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500


BJT Preparation & Business Email

Preparation for the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test) is highly effective for honing your overall business Japanese proficiency. Using a BJT preparation workbook, we learn business expressions with keigo and idioms. In addition, we learn the basics of writing business email.

Class Level Instructor(s) Days and Time Date (Number of lessons) Max Capacity Tuition
This class will not be offered in Spring term 2019.

Contents

  1. To review typical questions and build up skills to tackle similar ones
  2. To learn various expressions useful for actual business situations through answering the questions
  3. To learn the basics of business email under three categories: request, confirmation, and report
  4. The instructor will review and correct the students’ emails and offer helpful comments

Textbooks

BJT Skill Improvement Workbook: Listening / Listening & Reading ¥2,700 / Reading ¥1,296 / Handout materials ¥500

Course Schedule Overview

The Part-time Program Overview

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