Beginner

Eligibility
  • Those who are learning Japanese for the first time or who have studied a little in the past but do not remember much.
Focus and Achievement Goals
  • Focus is on conversation, but you will also learn how to read and write in Hiragana and Katakana.
  • The study of Hiragana and Katakana
  • Useful daily expressions
  • Greetings, self-introduction, telling time, counting, shopping, using the telephone, coming, going, giving, receiving, inviting, offering, requesting, asking for permission, expressing a wish, progressive verb forms etc.
  • Vocabularies of more than 800 words, including 86 adjectives and 50 verbs
Textbook
"Japanese for Busy People Vol.1" (by Kodansha International)
Japanese for Busy People 1 Romanized version Japanese for Busy People 1 Kana version with Audio CD
MLC original "Survival Japanese"
(500 yen → FREE)
Program of study
Number of lessons required
90 minutes lesson x 32 times(varies depending on the learner's situation, frequency of lessons, and length of each lesson)
Class Chapter Grammar Points
1, 2 - Use MLC Original Textbook “Survival Japanese Course”.
Useful daily expressions, Basic structures, Self-introduction, Shopping, Ordering and payment at a restaurant, Expressions for train and taxi
3 1 “This is/isn’t ...”, “Is this ...?”, “of”
4 2 Telephone numbers, “what”, “1, 2, 3, 4.....9”
5 3 “from ... to ...”, “... o’clock”, “... minutes”
6 4 “this/that”, “10.....90”, “1,000yen”, “10,000yen”
7 5 Counter, “Please give me ...”
8 6 “come/go/return to...”, “when”, “alone”, “with”, “last week, this week ...”
9 7 “by means of”, “at (time)”, month, day of the month, day of the week
10 8 “There is/are ...", "where", "on, nearby ...", "..., and so on", "nothing/no one"
11 9 “over there”, “one person, two persons ...”, “a lot, many”
12 10-1 Verbs, Object markers “o”, “every ...”
13 10-2 40 verbs
14 11 Indirect object markers “ni”, “Why” “because”, “always, often, sometimes ...”, family name
15 12 Adjectives (present tense)
16   Review
17 13 “give”, “receive
18 14 Adjectives (past tense)
19 15 “Let’s ...”, “Shall we ...?”, “Will you ...?”, “There is [an event/accident] at ...”
20 16 “Shall I ...?”, “I have ...”
21   Verb te-form introduction
22 17 Verb te-form “..., and then ...”
23 18 Verb te-form “Please (do) ...”
24   Review
25 19 “get on ... from ...”, “get off ... at ...”
26 20 Verb te-form “May I ...?”
27 21 Verb nai-form, “Please do not ...”
28 22 Verb te-form “be ...ing”
29 23 “live in ...”, “work for ...”, “know ...”, “sell”
30 24 “I’m good at ...”, “I like ...”, “I understand ...”
31 25 “I want to ...”
32   Review
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