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People who can benefit from the Online School
Corporate customers thinking about conducting Japanese language training
Lesson topics for business situations
ALC’s Online Japanese School offers courses especially for business situations. This includes topics such as business telephone conversation, business honorifics, business etiquette, and business e-mails. Through private lessons with content focused on actual business situations, students can quickly improve conversation skills needed for work. We also offer customized lessons tailored to your company’s unique needs. Feel free to contact us if you are a training coordinator thinking about improving the Japanese skills of your company’s foreign employees. more
Individuals looking to improve their Japanese ability in daily conversation and business settings
Thorough one-on-one conversation practice
Whatever has stopped you from studying in the past — whether it’s been a lack of a nearby Japanese school, being too busy with work or housework, or being dissatisfied with how little time there is to talk in group lessons — ALC’s Online Japanese School is the perfect choice. You can use your PC, smartphone, or tablet to reserve a lesson anytime you like. As lessons are conducted using Skype (toll-free), you can even take them from home. With 50-minute lessons that are one-on-one from start to finish, you’ll get a great sense of achievement and fulfillment after each lesson. more
Introductory Japanese Course ( 20 lessons )Twenty 50-minute lessons
This beginner course has been designed for students just starting their Japanese studies, or those who wish to prepare for life in Japan in a short amount of time. Learn Japanese phrases often used for shopping and in restaurants, with English language support. The course is perfect for those just starting life in Japan or who want to try out studying Japanese.
Elementary Japanese Course ⅠTwenty 50-minute lessons (self-study materials are included)
This course is the next level of the Japanese Introductory Course. It helps students learn the basics of Japanese so that they can use set phrases for daily life situations as well as to actively engage in various conversations, such as talking with friends and co-workers about what they did on the weekend and offering help to someone.
Elementary Japanese Course ⅡTwenty 50-minute lessons (self-study materials are included)
This course covers the next level of Japanese-language learning following Elementary Japanese Course I. It teaches expressions that can be used to give basic advice to friends or coworkers on subjects familiar to you, and expressions for simply explaining problems so that you can find solutions to trouble you face.The course empowers you to firmly develop your Japanese communication skills by building up the fundamentals step by step and by practicing aloud sentences that challenge you to apply the expressions you have learned.
Business Japanese Intermediate Course ⅠTwenty 50-minute lessons ( self-study materials are included )
This course represents the next level above the Japanese Elementary Course. It introduces learners to typical interactions with coworkers and bosses, and to basic expressions used in business conversations.Since learners build up their knowledge of early intermediate patterns, words, and expressions while reviewing elementary fundamentals, they become able to discuss slightly complex topics and resolve issues in Japanese, even in situations involving multiple exchanges.
Business Japanese Intermediate Course ⅡTwenty 50-minute lessons
This course is targeted at learners who have acquired conversational skills at the early intermediate level. It is designed to help them communicate at a slightly advanced level where they are able to match their use of honorifics and expressions to the situation or listener. It teaches patterns and expressions used in everyday interactions with coworkers and in business-related exchanges with people inside and outside one's company. The aim is to enable learners to more smoothly perform their jobs through effective use of Japanese.
General Business Japanese Course (20 lessons)Twenty 50-minute lessons
Provides comprehensive study in the basic etiquette, honorific language, and internal/external communication, which are indispensable in the Japanese business world. Students will learn a good balance between the Japanese etiquette necessary for effective communication, and practical Japanese expressions used in emails and on the phone. In the “Brushing Up on Japanese” sections, students will review and practice pronunciation and grammar, improving their fundamental Japanese skills, while also learning how to logically and concisely express themselves through short speeches.
General Business Japanese Course(10 lessons)Ten 50-minute lessons
Provides comprehensive study in the kind of communication Japanese business situations require. Students will learn basic Japanese expressions for use in self introductions, business telephone conversation, honorific language in business, business e-mails, and business etiquette. Students will also learn methods for logically and concisely expressing themselves through short speeches.
Business Phone Call CourseTen 50-minute lessons
This course provides intensive study in ways to handle phone calls (calling, receiving, transferring, etc.) in business situations. Students will learn about how to quickly respond appropriately when the person being called is away from her desk, when having a call transferred, and when taking a message. They will also learn methods for logically and concisely expressing themselves through short speeches.
Honorific Language in BusinessTen 50-minute lessons
This course provides intensive training in honorific language, an essential element of business situations. Students will get a thorough grounding in the differences among sonkeigo, kenjogo, and teineigo, and how to use each. Beginning with the uniquely Japanese concepts of uchi and soto, this practical course will teach students methods for using honorifics often used inside and outside companies, honorifics often used when speaking with clients, and methods for conveying delicate matters tactfully.
Business Etiquette CourseTen 50-minute lessons
This course teaches verbal etiquette through useful expressions and greetings used in business situations and gives instruction in behavioral etiquette concerning areas such as appearance and dealing with customers. Through a focus on the proper way to exchange business cards and etiquette for handling visitors and clients, as well as seating order for a variety of situations, this course aims to give students grounding in appropriate behavior for shakaijin (working adults) in Japan.
Business E-mail CourseTen 50-minute lessons
Students will first learn about the e-mail format used in Japanese business situations. They will then study the differences between writing internal and external e-mails in order to request, ask questions, report, apologize, or decline. Additionally, students will acquire the fundamentals of writing notices, invoices, and other documents used in business.
Customized Courses（JLPT Preparation Courses, etc.)50-minute lessons / more than 10 lessons
We offer customized courses to meet the needs of companies such as JLPT preparation lessons, lessons for salespeople, and lessons for executives. We will consult with you in advance, and a Japanese language education expert will create an optimal course for the best learning results.
※Please note that customized lessons are only offered to corporate customers.