LEARN JAPANESE LANGUAGE ONLINE

Our Japanese Language Courses are offered Online to learn real time native language proficiency as prescribed by CEFR

LEARN JAPANESE LANGUAGE ONLINE

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 126 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean, is debated.

Writing system: Chinese characters (kanji); Japanese Braille

Ethnicity: Japanese (Yamato)

Official language in: Japan (de facto)

Native speakers: 125 million (2010)

Language family: Japonic languages, Altaic languages

Japan is a flourishing country and has the most diverse economy in Asia. With a GDP of $4.9 trillion in 2005, Japan's economy is 2nd only to that of the U.S. The foremost Japanese companies are among the largest, most efficiently run, and most well-known firms in the world. Familiar names like Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Casio, Canon, Minolta, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and many others have infiltrated the world market in a variety of sectors.

Whether you're in the field of business, engineering, manufacturing, research, economics, or politics, chances are you will be competing with, if not working for, a Japanese entity. Not just it knowing Japanese brings business opportunities.

Unlike English or the Romance languages, in Japanese there are three lexical systems to juggle: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. On top of that, there are different tenses for levels of humbleness and informality. Japanese is also highly contextual, built on subtle hints rather than more direct communication.

Important tips to Learn Japanese Language Online are Don't study the written basics without some supervision, Watch plenty of cartoons, movies, dramas and listen/sing to plenty of music, Do practice singing in Japanese and following along with lyrics, Be wary of domestic immersion programs.

Swan Tutors Japanese Language Courses are based on the prescribed guidelines laid by CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and enable Learners to meet the required proficiency.

JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES

COURSE TITLE

DESCRIPTION

Level N5 - A1 : Basic Level

Reading: One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.
Listening: One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly.

Level N4 - A2 : Elementary Level

Reading: One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.
Listening: One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.

Level N3 - B1: Intermediate Level

Reading: One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics. One is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines. In addition, one is also able to read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid one’s understanding.
Listening: One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships among the people involved.

Level N2 - B2: Upper-intermediate Level

Reading: One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents. One is also able to read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers.
Listening: One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. One is also able to understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials.

Level N1 - C1 : Advanced Level

Reading: One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents. One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.
Listening: One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.

 

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