It is 100% tailor-made to the needs of the students such as: travelling on business or for pleasure, living short/long term in Japan, building rapport with Japanese friends, colleagues or relatives, or personal interests in the Japanese culture. It is progressive and cumulative.
Because the course is tailor-made, the materials are provided on an ongoing basis and the students do not need to buy a book. The content focuses on sentence structures and vocabulary that are relevant to the specific needs of the students and remain open to requests. Throughout the course, there are constant reviews and repeated exercises so that students gain actual command of what they have learned. The quantity is limited to the realistic capacity of the students and their environment.
This is a sample program of 10-week course for a group of 2 to 4 beginners.
Week 1 - Basic Syllables and their pronunciation: the 'building blocks' of Japanese words are introduced.
Week 2 - Greetings: various styles of greetings commonly spoken by native speakers in recent years; cultural background behind these styles explained to help understand when the different greetings occur.
Week 3 - Self Introduction: Using a simple sentence structure, students learn how to say essentials such as “I am John...” , “I am Canadian”, etc.
Week 4 - Favourite Things: relevant vocabulary (e.g. food items), a basic sentence structure (e.g. “I like …../I don't like....”. "Do you like…?").
Week 5 - Favourite Things 2: continuing with the same sentence structure, further themes are explored to expand vocabulary (e.g. movies, sports, arts, etc.)
Week 6 – Ordering Food in a Restaurant: students practise expressions such as “May I have...?” “Is this meat/fish/vegetable?” and “This tastes great!”.
Week 7 - Money and Counting: simple numbers and counting system are introduced and incorporated into practical use (e.g. "May I have one beer and two sashimi plates?")
Week 8 - Getting around: this module focuses on assisting travellers to Japan in a realistic way. A list of vocabulary including “train”, “subway”, “ticket”, “near/far”, etc. is introduced.
Week 9 - Preparation of Skit: students consolidate what they have learned and construct a group skit.
Week 10 - Skit Presentation
If you struggle with business writing and think it is holding you back from career advancement, this course is for you. Bring your business documents, and career aspirations, back to life! Learn to create concise, precise, and readable documents that help you reach your professional goals.
This course is helpful for native and non-native speakers alike. Throughout the course you will learn how to structure effective emails, letters, proposals and more. You will also learn writing skills that you can apply to any project, such as adapting your writing for specific audiences, avoiding the most common errors in sentence structure, avoiding wordy phrases, taking confusing jargon out of your work, and proofreading effectively to catch your mistakes before you are embarrassed by them.
Lessons in person:
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Students will be involved with a hands on approach to their learning. Students will be given a series of various fun and engaging activities that expand their knowledge of English conversation through conversation, audio, video, songs, reading and writing!
Teaching will take place through fun and engaging activities where students will be involved hands on!
Students will learn English through conversation, reading and writing - an equal mixture to provide them with the best learning experience.
Lessons in person:
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The course is very interactive and uses very life like examples to teach complex concepts.