Our native speaker qualified Japanese language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided.
These lessons in Japanese are wider-ranging in their nature, and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival Japanese to get them through a short visit to the country, those staying on with the lesson can progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in Japanese history and culture, or if you simply want to attain a particular level of Japanese, this is the choice for you.
Japanese lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn Japanese to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in Japanese, as well as survival Japanese should a short stay in the country be needed.
The Japanese lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One Japanese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lesson). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster Japanese Lessons can be run with up to 12 people.
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
Japanese nouns have no gender, number or case - so the word 'hana', which means 'flower', will always be in that form if used as a noun
Japanese is mainly spoken in Japan, but there are over 130 million speakers around the world
"I took some Japanese classes back at college but never learned to read and write. I picked up where I left off with my teacher from Listen & Learn and I can now read basic Japanese pretty well - I've got a long way to go is great and lessons are always really helpful."
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