Japanese Language Course

Japanese Language Details

Japanese (Nihongo日本語) writing system has two sets of alphabet called Hiragana (is used for grammatical and function words, as well as miscellaneous other native words) and Katakana (it is used for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words ).Japanese makes extensive use of Chinese characters, or Kanji (漢字), in its writing system, and a large portion of its vocabulary is borrowed from Chinese.

Attributes of the Japanese Language

Pronunciation

In comparison to the other languages, the Japanese language knows very few pronunciations as well as sounds. Therefore, learning the Japanese language is relatively easy as compared to the other languages, especially for the new learners. However, the Japanese accent is relatively difficult than the other languages but easier than the Chinese language.

Grammar

As compared to the other languages, the Japanese language is fairly easy when it comes to gender articles and distinction between the singular as well as plural. Further, the conjugation rules are relaxed and are not bound to any exceptions of adjectives as well as verbs.

Levels of Speech

There are various levels of expression which differ when one talks to a person elder to you and for the individual who is younger than you in age. Also, the figure of speech varies when you speak to your friend and when you speak to your family members.

Japanese Language Course Offerings at ITESKUL

At ITESKUL, our Japanese language courses are designed and curated meticulously to ensure comprehensive development of your Japanese language skills including vocabulary, conversation, grammar topics along with understanding Japanese culture, social and business etiquette.

Japanese language training employs a combination of audiovisual techniques, communication methods and regular assessments to ensure holistic learning. Choose from our variety of Japanese language class offerings from the below:

Standard Courses: General language courses following the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) having 5 levels-N5 (basic) to N1 (advanced).

Exam Preparation Courses: Customized Courses to prepare you for International Certification Exams including JLPT, NAT

Business Japanese: Whether you are traveling to Japan or speaking to your Japanese colleagues and peers, develop Japanese language skills for effective communication

Specialized Courses: Advance your Japanese abilities through our Japanese speaking and writing courses. Develop necessary skills to become a trainer, translator or interpreter

 

Level

Outcome 

Duration

Japanese N5 Level

 Read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in Hiragana, Katakana, and basic Kanji.

Listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations and pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly. 

140 Hours

Japanese N4 Level

Read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and Kanji.

Listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly. 

150 Hours

Japanese N3 Level

Read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics. Grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines. Read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid one’s understanding.

Listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships among the people involved.

220 Hours

Japanese N2 Level

Read materials written clearly on a variety of topics and comprehend their contents. Read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers.

Comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. Understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials. 

220 Hours

Japanese N1 Level

Read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics. Read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively

Comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and follow the ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. Understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.

240 Hours

Upcoming Batches

Course Start Date Schedule Timings
Japanese N5   18/2/2020  Tue, Wed, Thu  8am to 10am
Japanese N5   9/2/2020  Sat and Sun  12pm to 3pm
Japanese N4   8/2/2020  Sat and Sun  9am to 12pm
Japanese N3   8/2/2020  Sat and Sun  12pm to 3pm

Level of difficulty as compared to English

Speaking

Difficult

Grammar

Difficult

Writing

Difficult

Overall Difficulty

Difficult

 

”The best way to learn Japanese is to have a look at the Japanese culture and its relationship with nature.“

Tadao Ando