General

Location: Tokyo or Fukuoka

Institution: Genki Japanese & Culture School

Note: This course is not available for low beginners. To take this course, you must have studied up to at least book 1, chapter 5 of a beginner’s Japanese textbook such as Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (at least 5 weeks/100 lessons). If your ability level is not high enough to take this course, we may offer you private lessons, or a different course, or a refund instead.

You won’t get far in Japan without being able to speak the language, but using the special curriculum and techniques our teachers have developed, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to learn to speak Japanese, and you’ll be fluent before you know it! Our Japanese Plus Conversation course uses interesting and modern materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations.

Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher, then practice them in real-world situations, such as:

  • Asking at the train station
  • Calling a movie theater to ask for showtimes
  • Ordering delivery sushi
  • Calling a restaurant to make reservations
  • Giving a questionnaire to people in the park
  • Asking for directions at the train station
  • Buying electronics

The Japanese Plus Conversation Course offers the same 20 core classes as the Standard Japanese Course, plus five extra classes each week of conversational Japanese. These extra classes focus on some of the interesting aspects of conversational Japanese that it can be hard to cover in the standard classes, such as slang, dialects, specialized vocabulary, and more.

Textbooks Used

Beginner I: Genki I
Beginner II: Genki II
Pre-Intermediate: Chukyu e Ikou (中級へ行こう)
Intermediate I: Chukyu wo Manabou (中級を学ぼう 1)
Intermediate II: Chukyu wo Manabou (中級を学ぼう 2)
Advanced: Chukyu kara Jokyu e no Nihongo (中級から上級への日本語), Jokyu de manabu Nihongo (上級で学ぶ日本語)

 

Sample Weekly Schedule


*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.

AM
PM
4-skills application class, two 50-minute classesJapanese grammar, two 50-minute classes
Conversational Japanese, one 50-minute class
Weekly Total
25 lessons

Admission Requirements

Must have studied up to at least book 1, chapter 5 of a beginner's Japanese textbook such as Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (at least 5 weeks/100 lessons). If your ability level is not high enough to take this course, we may offer you private lessons, or a different course.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment