This program, carefully designed by Global Village professionals, helps you develop balanced comprehensive Japaneseskills. You may start at any level and work your way up to the advanced proficiency (level 1 through 10). Learn the necessary language to master daily life in Japan, with a curriculum that places a great emphasis on fluent speaking. Each level consists of two courses except for the intermediate preparatory level. Upon completion you will be excellently prepared to take the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) as well. Many of our students have successfully done so in the past.
Beginner to Intermediate
grammar, vocabulary, conversation, listening, reading, writing, kanji
* More will be covered from the upper intermediate level and above.
- ・ Plenty of speaking practice, role playing with Japanese teacher without using textbooks, an effective way to master conversational Japanese
- ・ Learn a wide range of sentence structures
- ・ Small class size; teacher grants focused individual attention
- ・ Strengthen your skills step-by-step in 10 levels
- ・ If you have no experience, start from level 1 (prerequisite: Hiragana & Katakana; see page 7 for the Hiragana & Katakana course info.)
- ・ A class recording service is available for busy people (anytime you miss a class)
Individual Course Structure
New terms start every three months. Four terms per year offered (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December)
Sign up anytime (early sign up encouraged, as courses fill up quickly)
Placement test required, start with a discounted price.
Obtain at the front desk or check our website
・ Want to acquire well-rounded, comprehensive skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing
・ Want to study for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)
・ Have been using textbooks to study Japanese, but find it difficult to speak fluently
10 Training Levels for Your Language Needs
Find Your Best Starting Point. Keep Your Goals in Sight.
At Global Village we collaborate with you towards identifying your language goals, taking into consideration your availability and purpose for learning the language. Once you finish one level, you will proceed to the next level, and continue until you reach the final goal that best suits your needs. This is the reason why you may start your learning adventure at any point, worry-free, even for absolute beginners.
What is the JLPT?
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) measures and certifies the Japanese language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. Offered twice a year, comprehensive communicative competence is tested in three areas: Language knowledge (vocabulary and grammar), Reading and Listening; there are five levels (N5- elementary knowledge to N1-advanced knowledge). Our comprehensive courses and mock exams prepare you to ace the JLPT; following in the footsteps of many former Global Village students.
Special Focus Session
If you sign up for select courses, you may attend a special focus session once a month for free! 3 months course = 3 free special focus sessions= ￥10,500 value!
Global Village believes that while sharpening your linguistic skills is important, expanding your cultural knowledge is even more so. We want you to learn to navigate Japanese society by understanding manners and the range of appropriate behavior. In order to achieve this goal, Global Village offers special focus sessions, which aim at expanding the knowledge gained during your normal classes. Special focus sessions are independent, one day classes offered once a month, and focus on carefully selected topics.
Cross Cultural Understanding
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・ Pronunciation Class ・ Business Japanese ・ Power Listening Workshop ・ Reading skills Workshop
・ Dining in Japanese ・ Japanese Talk Cafe’ And more
I am much more confident in speaking Japanese after taking Global Village classes. I am also able to travel and sight-see in Japan more easily. When my parents came to J apan from the U.S., I took them around Kyoto a nd wasn’t nervous in asking about good site seeing spots. It felt good and my parents were impressed. I hope to eventually take the JLPT to me asure my Japanese ability and to have a great sense of accomplishment.
Chris and Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner
Group & Private Lessons
Global Villag e t eachers offe r structure d and e asy to follow lessons. We’re gaining confidence in speaking Japanese and can already go to karaoke and sing Japanese songs. It’s so much fun! Also, the Global Village e vents offe r us the ideal se tting to practice our conversational skills with native speakers in a fun social atmosphere. Starting from zero, we successfully passed the JLPT.
Currently, I live on base and use English everyday, but my dream is to live in Japan for a long time. I have always wanted to learn Japanese, however I never had the opportunity to use it. I now have this opportunity at Global Villag e. The comprehensive classes at Glob al V illage ha ve pr ovided me with pr actical experience, and my vocabulary in Kanji is increasing. My goal is to pass all of the JLPT levels.
Joint Lessons combine group lessons with private lessons for more effective learning. You may start the private lessons at any time, and they may be used up until the end of the month that your group course is completed (Private lessons : a custom-made curriculum just for you).
・Do not want to wait until regular courses start
・Want to simultaneously boost comprehensive skills (group lesson) and deepen specific knowledge (private lesson)
・Want to study for work, travel, and use language for a wide variety of purposes
・Want to catch up when you miss a class or need some additional review
Group & Private Lessons
Since my enrollment at Global Village, I’ve been able to conduct business such as making trip reserv ations with a J apanese Airline and with a Tokyo Hotel over the phone for my boss. Now, I can generally understand Japanese newscasters when I watch the ne ws. T he le ssons are an even mix of challenges. T he teachers have a wealth of knowledge and they use many methods. T he fr iendly sta ff spea ks with studen ts i n ei ther Japanese or English. The customer service is Top Notch!