Japanese Conversation Courses - Small Group Classes
Learn with native Japanese teachers
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.
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.
December 2023 / January 2024
- Eat! Play! Shop! Japanese for Travel - Short Course - January 4 (Thu)
- New! Fresh Beginner Course - Intro to Japanese January 8 (Mon) - (web only)
- All other levels -- ongoing courses with one or two open seats
And remember: ALL classes have a MAX of just FIVE STUDENTS!
Eat! Play! Shop!
Japanese for Travel - Short Course
From Thursday January 4 (8:20 - 9:30 pm)
Duration: 8 weeks
This course will be face-to-face at our center. On-line attendance is also available if you need that option..
If you're interested in joining this course, please click here or call us at 3188-0220.
- Course: Eat! Play! Shop! Japanese Short Course for Travel
- Start Date: January 4, 2024 (TBC)
- Class Day/Time: Thursdays 8:20 - 9:30 PM
- Fee: $1,880 (handouts provided)
This course is a low-key, practical introduction to the kind of Japanese you want to have when you're visiting Japan. The focus is on oral communication, though you will also learn to recognize a few key signs so you don't get totally lost while you're there, and aims to help you learn enough of the language you need to shop, eat, and find your way around.
This is a beginner level course.
This course has a MAXIMUM of 5 students and is suitable for both English speakers and Chinese speakers.
BEGINNER COURSE: INTRO TO JAPANESE (Level N5)
Starting Monday January 8 (7:00 - 8:15 pm)
Duration: 12 weeks
Each course has a hard limit of just 5 people per class.
This course will be held ONLINE ONLY. However, you will still need a textbook. We provide these at our center in Mongkok.
If you're interested in joining this course for beginners, please click here or call us at 3188-0220.
- Fresh Beginner Course: Introduction to Japanese (level N5) (online only)
- Starting: January 8, 2024 (TBC)
- Class Time: Mondays 7:00 - 8:15 pm
- Course Fee (12 lessons): $2,760
- Textbook ("Minna No Nihongo"): $160
- Teacher: Ohta-sensei
This course has a MAXIMUM of 5 students and is suitable for English speakers as well as Cantonese speakers.
Courses for those who have studied Japanese before:
ONGOING COURSES (ALL LEVELS)
Beginner, 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!
Online attendance via web-conferencing is also available. We use Whereby.com because it has good encryption and we value your privacy and security.
*The Minna No Nihongo (MNN) chapter numbers provided below are just a rough reference. We update this list about once a month.
Sat 12:55 pm Beg. 1 - MNN Chpt. 2
Tue 7:00 pm Beg. 2 - MNN Chpt. 15
Thu 7:00 pm Beg. 2 - MNN Chpt. 18
Tue 7:00 pm Beg. 2 - MNN Chpt. 24
*MNN = Minna No Nihongo
Tue 8:20 Int. 1 - MNN Chpt. 28
Mon 8:20 Int. 1 - MNN Chpt. 36
Mon 8:20 Int. 2 - MNN Chpt. 46
Wed 7:00 Int. 2 - MNN Chpt. 50
*MNN = Minna No Nihongo
Thu 7:00 - N3 Level Conversation (Advanced)
Tue 8:20 - N3 to N2 Level Conversation (Advanced)
Fri 6:30 - N1 Level Conversation
Note: N1 is the highest JLPT level attainable
Course Fee: $3,020/ 3 months + Textbook Fee: $160Click here to sign up or give us a call at 3188-0220.
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 $2,580. 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
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)?
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.
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)
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.
You may need to take a free placement test before enrolling to make sure the class time you want is right for you.
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 & Refunds:
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.
Except for course cancellation, enrollment deposits become non-refundable 7 days prior to commencement of the course, and tuition fees paid become non-refundable on the start date of the course.
Partial refunds are available only if the student has to withdraw due to long-term illness / hospitalization (physician certified).
If in-person lessons have to be suspended due to external circumstances (virus etc), as long as the teacher is able to continue providing lessons on-line, then lessons will be delivered live on-line and courses will not be suspended or postponed.
If your teacher needs to cancel a lesson for any reason, we will endeavor to give you as much advance notice as possible, and the lesson will be rescheduled to the following week.
Online attendance is also available, with advance notice, for students who from time to time are unable to attend a particular lesson.
The above schedules, fees, and policies are for reference only and may change without notice.