Pre-intermediate Course - Online Group Lesson - Currently new arrangements for this course are suspended. Please use the online private course.

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2-4 students per class. Small class sizes give you maximum speaking practice!
  • This course is for those who can get along in everyday conversation and can correctly explain themselves in most situations.
  • Candidates for this course should have knowledge of Japanese verb form. (Verb dictionary form, te-form, nai-form, conditional-form, potential-form, volitional-form)
Focus and Achievement Goals
  • The focus is on conversation. Also you learn 320 Kanji characters.(option)
  • Using expressions of condition, leaving & taking messages, passive and causative, transitive and intransitive verbs, Keigo(term of respect) etc,.
  • Using polite expressions required in business situations.
"Japanese for Busy People Vol.3" (by AJALT)
Japanese for Busy People 3 with Audio CD
Program of study
part 1
Chapter Class Grammar Points
1-4 「~でしょう」「~だろう」
「~そうです」(I heard)
「[feeling] がします」「[time] がします」、[accessory] をします」
「[occupation] をします」「[cost] します」
5-8 「~はずです」「~らしいです」(seems)
「~のに」(in spite of)
「~という+[noun]」「~として」 (as)
9-12 「~ため(に)」(cause)
「~ようになります」(become possible)
4 13-16 [verb]+ こと」(Nominalizing sentences)
5 17-20 「~ています」「~ていました」
「~ため(に)」(in order to)
6 20-24 「~ても」(even if)
「~なくてもいいです」 「~たり、~たりします」
「~ことになります」(to be decided)、「~ことにします」(I decide)
「かき なおします」(Verb + Verb)
7 24-27 「~てあげます/くれます/もらいます」
part 2
Chapter Class Grammar Points
8 1-4 うけみ (Passive)
「[Volitional form] とおもいます」「~あいだ(に)」
9 5-8 しえき (Causative)
しえきうけみ (Causative Passive)
「~たがって います」(wants to ...)
10 9-12 けいご(1) (humble, respect) 「いらっしゃいます」「うかがいます」「まいります」
けいご(2) 「お~になります」「~てくださいます」「~てさしあげます」
11 13-16 「~ように つたえてください」
めいれいけい (Plain imperatives)
けいご(4) うけみけいを つかったけいご
12 16-19 「(~は)~からです」 (reason)
かきことば (Written Styles)、はなしことば (Spoken Styles)
13 20-22 「なんにんも」「~しだい」「~たばかり」
14 23-25 「~まして、~」「もうしあげます」
15 23-27 「~ば~ほど」「~ほど~ない」
  • 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  → Group lesson schedule
  • This course uses Skype. Not Zoom.
  • Tuition fees (10% tax included), Textbook is not included.
    Pre-intermediate Course Part 1 (Chapter 1-7)
    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
    Pre-intermediate Course Part 2 (Chapter 8-15)
    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


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

  • "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."
  • "I like MLC very much. I prefer MLC’s teaching speed, signing up homework, giving tests... And I feel I’m learning new things every single day. Love it. Very well organized, good company!"
  • "I think MLC is a good place and the staff are all friendly. I would have no drought in suggesting others to take their classes here, if they want to learn Japanese."

Updated Nov. 13, 2020