About the courses
Elementary Japanese Course Ⅰ
- Level of lesson
- Course consists of twenty 50-minute lessons
This course is the next level of the Japanese Introductory Course and Business 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.
|1||Self-Introduction||Be able to talk about yourself in simple language with somebody you just met.|
|2||Transportation①||Be able to talk about how long it takes to get to your hometown and the method of travel.|
|3||My Hometown||Be able to talk about your own hometown and ask others about theirs.|
|4||Holiday Plan||Be able to talk about where you want to go on a holiday and what you want to do there.|
|5||Review①||Review of Lessons 1 through 4|
|6||Things in the room||Be able to ask where something is and explain where something you need is.|
|7||Shopping||Be able to ask the price and size of things you want to buy.|
|8||Weekend||Be able to talk about what you did on a weekend and ask the other person questions.|
|9||Daily routines||Be able to talk about what you do during the day and your plans.|
|10||Health||Be able to talk and ask about symptoms in simple language at a hospital, and get medicine at a pharmacy.|
|11||Review②||Review of Lessons 6 through 10|
|12||Food||Be able to say what you like and don’t like when invited to eat.|
|13||Offering Help||Be able to describe the situation around you and offer help as needed.|
|14||Transportation②||Be able to talk and ask questions about destinations transfer and times when using public transportation.|
|15||Taxi||Be able to use a taxi by telling the driver the destination and how to get there.|
|16||Review③||Review of Lessons 12 through 15|
|17||Meeting Friends||Be able to decide on a time and place to meet and agree to meet.|
|18||Locations||Be able to explain where you are when you get lost.|
|19||Facility rules||Be able to understand directions and ask about rules and imformation.|
|20||Review④||Review of Lessons 17 through 19|
*Lesson content and order may change.
Teaching materials and lesson formats
Each lesson provides learning materials “Preview” for preparing for and taking the lesson. Each preparatory learning material explains the vocabulary and grammar required in the lesson. Learning materials for taking lessons contain many conversation examples so that students can practice conversation fully with course instructors.
The 20 lessons include four review lessons: check your Japanese proficiency while continuing to learn.