Your colleagues and yourself can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified Japanese tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided.
This set of Japanese tutorials are less specific and more targeted at those who want to get a range of different things from learning Japanese. Even though all novice students will cover survival Japanese: enough Japanese to make a visit to the country or make good contacts with the locals, but what do you do from there? It depends on your needs. Those who have benefitted from these lessons have been those moving or investing overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people who love to travel all over the world, those interested in Japanese culture, and those who just want to pass a specific examination in Japanese.
These Japanese lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn Japanese to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail Japanese, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.
If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Japanese, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Japanese lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Japanese Lessons or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Japanese can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time.
Japanese vocabulary is scattered with loan words, mainly from English, Chinese and Dutch
Japanese lacks 'phonemes' (sounds) that are present in most other languages - for example, Japanese have no 'L' sound, and use their own sound to replace it, which sounds more like an 'R'
Japanese uses three different alphabets simultaneously - 'Hiragana' and 'Katakana' are syllabic writing systems for Japanese and non-Japanese words respectively; then there is 'Kanji' - Chinese characters that simply have to be learnt to be understood
"I really enjoyed the program of my Japanese course. Eiko was really organized with my lessons and really professional. She has been as pleasant and as reliable as she has been since I started. I wish I can continue with the course, but I will be moving to Taiwan very soon. I really appreciate your help! Best Regards, Johnny,"