With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Japanese speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Japanese proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Brighton home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
General Japanese language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Japanese courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Japanese course.
For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of Japanese fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational Japanese and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further Japanese study in the future.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Japanese but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Japanese skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in Japanese are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Japanese, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business Japanese courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Japanese for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
Specific purposes Japanese courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Japanese and wish to develop certain facets of their Japanese skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
While your group may be improving their Japanese skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Japanese that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Japanese group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Japanese abilities, including:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
"I really enjoyed the program of my Japanese course. Eiko was really organized with my lessons and really professional. She has been as pleasant and as reliable as she has been since I started. I wish I can continue with the course, but I will be moving to Taiwan very soon. I really appreciate your help! Best Regards, Johnny,"
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