Class Level & Textbooks

Whether you struggle to say hello or are looking to improve your keigo, Hokkaido JaLS always pick the most suitable textbook. We aim at giving life to your Japanese so that you can apply the language in daily life. In order to achieve this, our qualified teachers strictly select textbooks and tailor-make a series of teaching materials which will surely improve your Japanese proficiency in short period.

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Objectives for each level

At Hokkaido JaLS, every level aims at learning how to actually use Japanese instead of simply studying it.

Beginner 1 For people who can’t understand Japanese at all, in 3 weeks time, we will focus on teaching easy and useful Japanese for travelling. At the end of this level, you will be able to introduce yourself, do shopping and order at restaurants…
Beginner 2 We will work on basic grammar and short sentences. At the end, you can speak about your friends, hobbies and experience.
Elementary You will be able to use the grammar and vocabulary learned in the previous level, Beginner 2, with more complexity in order to have a normal conversation. You will learn how to express yourself politely, and talk about your feelings.
Pre-intermediate The Japanese level is becoming more and more difficult, and we like to focus on “usable” Japanese instead of “I understand but I cannot speak”. Once passed, you can speak about yourself and your country’s culture in comparison to Japan.
Intermediate From Intermediate, we learn sentence patterns in order to strenghten your conversation skills. Then, this class is taking care of parties’ organization, interviews, etc… in a word, Japanese to communicate and exchange.
Upper-intermediate More complex patterns for better oral skills. Also, we don’t ask you to repeat dialogues anymore but to build your own.
Advanced Students interested in this level should consult in advance for our arrangement. We can answer to many requests such as “Keigo pratice”, “Business Japanese”, “Oral level up”…please let us know during your registration.

Textbooks

Beginner 1 Now You’re Talking!-Japanese Conversation for Beginners-
Beginner 2 Minna no nihongo 1/ Speech for basic level Japanese etc…
Elementary Minna no nihongo 2/ Speech for basic level Japanese etc…
Pre-intermediate Nihongo chuukyuu Training/ Kaiwa ni chousen! Chuukyuu maeki kara no nihongo no role-play etc…
Intermediate Chuukyuu wo manabou! / Kaiwa ni chousen! Chuukyuu maeki kara no nihongo no role-play etc…
Upper-intermediate Chuukyuu wo manabou! / Nihongo Namachuukei/ Role-play de manabu chuukyuu kara joukyuu he no nihongo kaiwa etc…
Advanced Nihongo chuukyuu 501/ Nihongo joukyuu washa he no michi etc…

※We also use music, cartoons, interviews or reports in addition to the textbook to strenghten your oral skills.