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Practical Japanese Conversation  (Beginner A)

Start from the beginning with JLMI. We cover self-introductions, casual conversation, and common topics that come up in everyday life. Taught in English with audiovisual aids from popular anime, manga, and reality TV shows. We focus strongly on verbal communication skills (speaking/listening) and each session culminates in conversation practice, presentation, and immediate feedback.

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Dates & Times (Japan Standard Time)

11/22 (Mon), 11/29 (Mon), 12/6 (Mon), 12/13 (Mon)
10:00 – 12:00

Price

Overseas participants : 6,000JPY (tax excluded)

Residents in Japan: 6,600JPY (tax included)

Application deadline

11/22 (Mon)  9:00 a.m. JST

Course Details

– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (food / professions) – Introducing yourself, stating age & hometown, asking age & hometown – Asking and answering questions about professions – Determining the difference between polite and casual conversations – Practicing appropriate reactions and responses – Question & Answer practice – Listening for gist (reality television) – Listening for detail (reality television) – Pair conversation practice – Pair conversation presentation – Individual and group feedback

Firsts

– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (food / professions)
– Introducing yourself, stating age & hometown, asking age & hometown
– Asking and answering questions about professions
– Determining the difference between polite and casual conversations
– Practicing appropriate reactions and responses
– Question & Answer practice
– Listening for gist (reality television)
– Listening for detail (reality television)
– Pair conversation practice
– Pair conversation presentation
– Individual and group feedback
– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (technology) – Discussing your own abilities, asking about others’ abilities – Sharing opinions about one’s own / others’ abilities – Discussing activity frequency – Confirming locations / times – Listening for gist (reality television) – Listening for detail (reality television) – Pair conversation practice – Pair conversation presentation – Individual and group feedback

Abilities

– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (technology)
– Discussing your own abilities, asking about others’ abilities
– Sharing opinions about one’s own / others’ abilities
– Discussing activity frequency
– Confirming locations / times
– Listening for gist (reality television)
– Listening for detail (reality television)
– Pair conversation practice
– Pair conversation presentation
– Individual and group feedback
– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (news) – Discussing qualities of objects (concrete) – Creating and responding to comparative statements and questions – Listening for gist (reality television) – Listening for detail (reality television) – Pair conversation practice – Pair conversation presentation – Individual and group feedback

Comparisons

– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (news)
– Discussing qualities of objects (concrete)
– Creating and responding to comparative statements and questions
– Listening for gist (reality television)
– Listening for detail (reality television)
– Pair conversation practice
– Pair conversation presentation
– Individual and group feedback
– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (drinks) – Discussing qualities of objects (abstract) – Confirming schedules and setting dates – Listening for gist (reality television) – Listening for detail (reality television) – Pair conversation practice – Pair conversation presentation – Individual and group feedback

Going Out

– Reading Hiragana and Katakana (drinks)
– Discussing qualities of objects (abstract)
– Confirming schedules and setting dates
– Listening for gist (reality television)
– Listening for detail (reality television)
– Pair conversation practice
– Pair conversation presentation
– Individual and group feedback

Instructors

Director of JLMI, Planner and Lecturer at JVTA. With over 13 years of experience living, working and performing in Japan, Bill uses his love of language to assist companies and creators in selling their ideas overseas.

Bill Reilly

Director of JLMI, Planner and Lecturer at JVTA. With over 13 years of experience living, working and performing in Japan, Bill uses his love of language to assist companies and creators in selling their ideas overseas.
Nami has her hand in consulting for business planning and global publicity for local corporations, developing PR content and curricula for domestic and foreign universities as well as many other projects at JVTA including J-Anime Meeting in Russia since 2020.

Nami Asakawa

Nami has her hand in consulting for business planning and global publicity for local corporations, developing PR content and curricula for domestic and foreign universities as well as many other projects at JVTA including J-Anime Meeting in Russia since 2020.