The short term course focuses on communication skills needed to learn to speak Japanese in short period. The most important point to communicate in Japanese is knowing how to talk to people. You will learn how to use polite, friendly and honorific speech early in your course , giving you the skills you need to start communicating immediately. By studying communication skills first and less-used phrases and vocabulary later in the course, you will not get stuck at the med-beginner level as many people do.
In the Weekly Course, you will leave class each day with a new skill. You’ll be able to say “Today, I learned how to do_in Japanese. “Each class is based on a different communication skill theme, so it’s easy to feel your own progress. During special intonation and speech training periods, you will practice the phrases you learn until you can use them correctly and accurately. During kanji class, you will learn the written characters you see in everyday life and around you in Japan. You will also improve your Japanese pronunciation and intonation through shadowing and other methods.