High-beginner

Eligibility
  • Those who have had at least 50 previous class hours of Japanese language study.
  • Besides simple everyday conversation, should be able to make basic responses even if they cannot fully and correctly express themselves yet.
Focus and Achievement Goals
  • The main focus is on conversation, but writing and reading skills are required.
  • Using various verb forms.
  • Using both polite and casual language and expressions in daily conversation.
  • Using expressions of comparison (... yori ... no hou ga ...), experience(...ta koto ga arimasu), advice(...ta hou ga iidesu. ...nai hou ga iidesu.), reported speech(... to itte imashita.), thought(... to omoimasu), etc.
Textbook
"Japanese for Busy People Vol.2" (by Kodansha International)
Japanese for Busy People 2 with Audio CD
Program of study
Part 1(Chapter 1-8)
Number of lessons required
90 minutes lesson x 27 times(varies depending on the learner's situation, frequency of lessons, and length of each lesson)
Chapter Class Grammar Points
1-4 “somewhere, anything, anyone...” (dokoka, nanika, dareka...)
“I would like ...” (...ga ii desu.)
Comparisons (...yori ...no hou ga ..., ...no naka de ...ga ichiban....)
“try” (...te mimasu.)
4-7 I would like to .. but...?.”(...tain desu ga....)
Comparisons (...wa...yori ...., ...wa... de ... ichiban....)
“choosing and decision” (...ni shimasu.)
8-11 Connecting noun sentences (...de, ...desu.)
Connective form of adjectives (...kute, ...de)
Completion and result (...te imasu.)
“go to do ...” (...ni ikimasu.)
4 11-14 Plain present forms (Dictionary form, Nai-form)
[verb] + ndesu.
“...times per...” (...ni...kai)
5 15-17 Plain past forms (Ta-form, “Nakatta”-form)
Experience (...ta koto ga arimasu.)
6 18-21 Adverbs (...ku, ...ni)
“go, do something and return” (...te kimasu.)
“should do, should not do” (...ta hou ga ii desu/...nai hou ga ii desu.)
“not yet” (mada...te imasen.)
[adj./noun] + ndesu.
7 21-24 “before” ([dictionary form] + mae ni)
“after” (...te kara)
“when” ([noun] no toki, [adj.] toki)
8 24-27 “[adv.]+become” (...ku/ni narimasu)
“when” ([verb] + toki)
Plain forms of adjectives and of nouns (Oishii. Benri da. Ame da.)
“I think ...” (...to omoimasu.)
“... said” (...to itte imashita.)
Part 2(Chapter 9-15)
Number of lessons required
90 minutes lesson x 24 times (varies depending on the learner's situation, frequency of lessons, and length of each lesson)
Chapter Class Grammar Points
9 1-3 Modifying the noun (Patii ni kita hito)
Nominalizing sentences ([verb] + no)
10 4-6 (...node)
Potential form (nomemasu, taberaremasu)
11 7-10 Volitional form (...u/you to omotte imasu.)
Te-form indicating reason (...te/de)
Quoted yes/no question (...ka/...ka dou ka)
12 10-13 Expressing uncertainty (...kamo shire masen.)
“when” (...tara)
13 14-17 Describing a change in state (...te kimashita.)
“if” (...tara)
14 17-20 “when” (...tara...mashita.)
Regret/completion (...te shimaimashita.)
“if” (...ba)
15 21-24 “when, if” (...to)
“have to” (...nakereba narimasen.)
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