High-beginner's Course - Online Group Lesson (Fixed schedule course)

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2-4 students per class. Small class sizes give you maximum speaking practice!
Eligibility
  • This course is for those who have had at least 50 previous class hours of Japanese language study.
  • Besides simple everyday conversation, candidates for this class 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 AJALT)
Japanese for Busy People 2 with Audio CD
Program of study
Part 1
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 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.)
  • One lesson is 90 min., 3,960 yen (10% tax included)
  • No Registration Fee
  • The minimum number of students for each class is two. Maximum is four. A group lesson can be started whenever two students are enrolled.
  • Fixed schedule course
  • This course uses Skype. Not Zoom.
  • Tuition fees (10% tax included), Textbook is not included.
    High-beginner's Course Part 1 (Chapter 1-8)
    Course Term Tuition Fee
    Two times a week about 3.5 months
    (27 lessons)
    106,920 yen
    Three times a week about 2 months
    (27 lessons)
    106,920 yen
    High-beginner's Course Part 2 (Chapter 9-15
    Course Term Tuition Fee
    Two times a week 3 months
    (24 lessons)
    95,040 yen
    Three times a week 2 months
    (24 lessons)
    95,040 yen

Procedure

1. Questionnaire
Fill out this form
2. Interview, Level Check
By Skype, about 30 min.
3. Arrangement
We will find someone at the same level for the group.
4. Trial lesson
30 min.
5.Start Lesson
 
 

Students' voice

  • "I enjoy my lessons very much and I am happy with my progress. My teacher is very good and so are the materials we use in class. The office staff are also always friendly and helpful."
  • "Good, my teacher is really nice and patient."
  • "MLC seemed very organized with both a written and an oral level test to ensure I’d be placed properly, and the trial lesson was helpful to understand what to expect. I also liked how MLC matched both my level of Japanese, and my schedule for a group class."
  • "MLC has the best facilities, schedule flexibility, cost level of all the school I visited."

Updated Nov. 13, 2020