Our native-speaking, qualified Japanese teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Japanese level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Dublin, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:
Our general Japanese language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Japanese, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Japanese, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Japanese training.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational Japanese, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate Japanese level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written Japanese, and are also an excellent basis for further Japanese study.
Our one-to-one business Japanese courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Japanese, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Japanese courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Japanese is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
These business Japanese courses are aimed at groups of 2 to 12 people who already have a fair working Japanese knowledge, who wish to convert this knowledge to practicable business use. So long as all members of the group are at the same level of Japanese at the start of the course, and are able to meet for each class at a pre-arranged time and place, then the classes will be of great benefit to all involved. Business courses will generally focus on the field or industry in question, incorporating related vocabulary and improving appropriate skills, such as writing reports, formal business correspondence or giving a presentation.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level Japanese who have specific professional or interest-related language requirements, we are more than happy to incorporate any of the following elements into your language course:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve particular language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity.
As long as all members of a group Japanese course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Japanese courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
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
"I took some Japanese classes back at college but never learned to read and write. I picked up where I left off with my teacher from Listen & Learn and I can now read basic Japanese pretty well - I've got a long way to go is great and lessons are always really helpful."
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