The study of An Language School
The class for learners
The main character of the class room is learners themselves! It would be very difficult to remember the words if learners think that they do not needs to learn them. An Language School teaches Japanese based on students’ needs, so students are able to learn while they always concentrate on their purposes. To do so, we adopt the method, called “Notional Syllabus”.
Task Based Learning
When we use the language, there would be the purposes of communication. To achieve the purposes, we communicate verbally or nonverbally. An Language School teaches Japanese that an overseas students will practically use in their lives, such as “apartment searching”, “planning for travel”, “participation of events”, “visiting universities” and “presentations”. Therefore the lesson that students learn will be able to help them in their life of Japan.
Students learn a lot not only from teachers, but also their classmates. The knowledge that students learn from classmates is various, such as Japanese grammar and the customs of other countries. We incorporate group practices into a lesson a lot to encourage mutual learning among students. The example of group practices are role playing game and presentations of students’ mother nation cultures.
Practical drills and practices
For beginners it is not easy to speak or write foreign languages while paying attention to grammar and pronunciation. For beginner class, words and grammars that we teach are chosen from the contents of Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 4 or 5.
The system of home room teachers
Each class is organized by 3 to 4 teachers, and one of those teachers is assigned as class teacher. He or she has a counseling for each student to give an advice of how to learn Japanese and what to do after the graduation of An Language School.
|Objects Can use basic words to describe or deal with daily lives|
|Learning period 6 to 9 months|
|Contents of learning|
|Beginner Class 1||Beginner Class 2||Beginner Class 3|
|■Hiragana||■Basic Kanji||■Basic Kanji|
|■Katakana||■Basic words and grammar||■Basic words and grammar|
|■Basic Kanji||■Communication practices||■How to use grammars and words|
|■Basic words and grammar||■Practices of reading, writing, listening and speaking||■Practices of reading, writing, listening and speaking|
|■Practices of reading, writing, listening and speaking|
|Minna no Nihongo Ⅰ||Minna no Nihongo Ⅱ||Minna no Nihongo Ⅱ J.BRIDGE|
|Objects Can understand and speak long sentences. Use the basic sentences to cope with daily life|
|Learning period 9 months|
|Contents of learning|
|Intermediate Class 1||Intermediate Class 2||Intermediate Class 3|
|■Kanji for JLPT N3||■Kanji for JLPT N3||■Kanji for JLPT N2|
|■Intermediate words and grammar||■Intermediate words and grammar||■Intermediate words and grammar|
|■Communication practices||■Communication practices||■Communication practices|
|■Logical thinking skills||■Logical thinking skills||■Logical thinking skills|
|■Practices of reading, writing, listening and speaking||■Practices of reading, writing, listening and speaking||■Short Essay|
|■How to summarize essay||■Speech|
|Thuukyuu he Ikou Try N3||Thuukyuu he Ikou Try N3||Thuukyuu he Ikou Try N2|
|Objects Can read newspapers and magazines, summarize the contents and speak out them.|
|Learnig period 3 to 6 months|
|Contents of learning|
|Advanced class 1||Advanced class 2|
|■Kanji for JLPT N1||■Advanced words and grammar|
|■Advanced words and grammar||■Academic Japanese|
|■Academic Japanese||■Communication practices|
|■Communication practices||■Project work|
|Bunka heno Manazashi||Listening and presentation work book|
Syllabuses for Different Levels
After completion of this level, students will be able to cope with the moments of daily life of Japan, using basic words and grammars. Students will learn Japanese language as a tool of daily life, such as asking how to go to the destination.
After completion of this level, students will be able to speak long sentences about their workplaces, school and leisure and so on. To cope with the situation that students might often meet, they will master the communication such as how to ask for help, apologize and permissions. Students will also be able to understand short essays and write them. Group discussion, survey and presentation will be conducted as well.
After completion of this level, students will be able to logically and objectively speak their opinions. They should also be capable of coping with unexpected situations, reading newspapers quickly and grasp the contents. Group discussion, survey and presentation will be conducted as well as in intermediate classes.
Guidance for next step
What is your dream?
What do you want to do in the future?
Trade business, tourism, manufacturing, finance, fashion, broadcasting, IT and game industry…
What do you need to study to become what you want to be?
What school do you have to go to study what you need.
Let’s find out together!
Special Classes for EJU
It is necessary for students who want to go to national or famous university to take the subject of “Science, Japan and the world and Mathematics” of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). In An Language School, students can take a lesson of those subject for free of charge. Also, they can take English lesson for TOEIC and TOEFL which they need to proceed to national or famous university.
Guidance for interview
There are always interview test to proceed to post-graduated university, university and vocational college. In order for students to clearly answer to common questions and properly dress and behave, we teach what and how to do to in the interview. Before the interview test, students will practice many times with their class teachers until students will be confident enough for interview test.
Lesson for post-graduated study
To go to post-graduated university, it is necessary to make research plan and find a professor who take care of you after the admission of post-graduated university. This preparation for proceeding to post-graduated university takes a lot of time. Therefore, we hold an explanatory meeting for students to understand the post-graduated university in Japan. After then there is a man to man teaching for those who want to go to post-graduated university. In a man to man teaching, how to decide the theme of research, how to make a research plan and how to contact with professors will be taught by teachers