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Japanese Conversation Courses - Small Group Classes

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Learn Japanese and open up a whole new world of travel, culture, business, and food! Our courses are suitable for both English speakers and Cantonese speakers.

因為你的外語是我們的母語, 跟我們學好日文!日籍老師教授,1對5小班。

At Impact Language, you will be studying with just 3 or 4 other students. That means you get the kind of individual attention you need, and as a result you will learn more quickly, more efficiently, and more effectively.

NEW COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

STARTING AUGUST 19, 2017 (TBC)

We have a limit of just 5 per class, so they sometimes fill up fast.
If you're interested, please click here or call us at 3188-0220.

Class Day: Saturdays
Start Date: August 19, 2017 (TBC)
Class Time: 3:15 - 4:30 P.M.
Course Fee (12 lessons): $2,100
Textbook: $127
Teacher: Nishino-sensei

This course for beginners has a MAXIMUM of 5 students.
Click here to sign up now!

This course is suitable for English speakers as well as Cantonese speakers.

OTHER COURSES - July / August 2017

Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Japanese

Already studied some Japanese? Then join one of our ongoing courses!

If you don't know which class to join, or if you want a little extra
instruction first, just let us know. We're here to help!

Mon 7:00 Pre Intermediate 1 - MNN Chpt. 32*
Tue 7:00 Beginner 1 - MNN Chpt. 23*
Wed 8:20 Beginner 1 - MNN Chpt. 14*
Fri 6:30 High Intermediate - N2+ Level
Fri 8:20 Beginner 1 - MNN Chpt. 11*

*Minna No Nihongo (MNN) chapter numbers provided as a rough reference only

Course Fee: $2,180 / 3 months + Textbook Fee: $127

Click here to sign up now!

Our courses are suitable for English speakers as well as Cantonese speakers.


Japanese is a complex, nuanced language, and to get past the most basic level, you need to learn from a native Japanese teacher who has proper training and substantial experience. Our teachers will make sure you learn the right thing at the right time in the right way, so that you can achieve your Japanese learning objectives.

I can now handle basic communication in Japanese. I like the student-teacher ratio, and when I was learning in the group I enjoyed it not only because it allowed me to speak to my teacher but also to other students. I think Impact is a good value, and I would happily recommend it to others.

"我已經在Impact Language學了三至四年日文.現在我大約能夠用日文作出基本的溝通.在這裡我喜歡 老師合學生的比例,而我曾經也以小組形式來學習日文,這個形式能讓我除了跟老師對話,亦可對其他學 生談話."

Michael I., Secondary School Student

Japanese Course Fee and Class Size

Unless otherwise stated, the fee for 12 consecutive lessons (group classes, once per week) is $2,180. All classes have a hard limit of 5 students. First come first serve.

Because of the small class size, please note that there are no refunds for deposits to secure one of those five spots, and no refunds for course payment once the course start date has been confirmed.

If you have any questions about any of this, please ask us before paying and before the course begins!

Japanese for Beginners

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Our Japanese courses for beginners is based on the Minna No Nihongo textbook series but with substantial modification and tailor-designed materials to give you an intensive (but fun) Japanese learning workout. Novice level ability will take around 50 hours of study time, and achieving basic conversational fluency 100-150 hours depending on your effort.

Classes are taught in Japanese using the Direct Method (lots of TPR and pictures) following the ESA lesson format. Because of this, these classes are suitable for both Chinese and non-Chinese speakers. Students will also learn basic writing skills, but this is largely limited to Hiragana and Katakana (the twin Japanese phonetic systems).

Japanese for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Our intermediate Japanese courses complete the Minna No Nihongo textbook series and use selected higher level course materials.

Classes are taught in Japanese using the Direct Method following the ESA lesson format. Because of this, these classes are suitable for both Chinese and non-Chinese speakers, but you will be expected to have some degree of competency in Kanji.

How about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?

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Our courses cover all aspects tested by the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験, or Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken) but do have a very strong emphasis on spoken communication.

Many students from other schools come to Impact Language having achieved a certain JLPT level yet unable to carry on a simple conversation. We do not want you to fall into that category. We want you to be able to talk -- comfortably, accurately, and confidently.

Interestingly, our students tend to find their JLPT level tests quite easy. This is because we develop a strong, practical foundation and use class time for extensive practice and interaction.

So, while others teach for the test, we teach for the street! And the bottom line is, you win.

日本語能力試験の結果が発表されましたので、早速お知らせしたいと思います。 おかげさまで、N3に合格できました。180点満点の177点でした。本当にうれしいです。

Translation: I wanted to let you know the result of the JLPT first before anybody else. I passed N3 with 177 out of 180. I couldn't be any happier! Ben H, University Student (skipped N4 and went straight to N3)

Course Notes:

Most of our Japanese courses are based on 3-month terms. If you are new to Impact Language, you can still join in the middle of a term, though you might need a private lesson or two in order to help you catch up.

Each Japanese group lesson lasts for 70-75 minutes. Classes start on time, so students should try to arrive at least 5 minutes early.

Fees are paid in advance. Classes are held once a week, and lessons that fall on a public holiday will be rescheduled to the following week.