The recruitment for the first term has ended. If there is additional recruitment, we will inform you on this page.
This is an online (ZOOM) class for those who are studying Japanese for the first time. Would you like to study everyday conversational Japanese with a certified Japanese teacher using the Japanese study website “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese“?
Purpose of This Course
For foreign residents, not being close to a Japanese langage school, raising children, or old age can make it feel difficult to leave the house which in turn can take away their opportunities to learn Japanese and cause isolation. In order for foreign residents to be able to carry out their daily life with peace of mind, we are holding an online Japanese language course as an opportunity to learn the Japanese necessary for everyday life. This course uses the Japanese study site “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese” provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in their promotion of the use of ICT for their program “Foreign Nationals as Residents”.
Online through ZOOM ※For each round of courses there will be an in-person orientation.
Lessons will focus on the contents of Level 1 or Level 2 from “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese“.
Breakdown of Each Class
One conversation scene will be studied in each the first and second half of a class.
The class time will be 90 minutes long with the first half being 40 minutes, followed by a break for 5 minutes, the second half for 40 minutes, and a reflection for 5 minutes.
|Class Preparation||First study the theme of the scenes, key words, videos, phrases, and vocabulary yourself before each class|
|Main Room||Lesson from the main teacher|
|Breakout Room||Conversation practice (scene 1) with the sub-teacher (a volunteer)|
|Main Room, Breakout Room||The same lesson and practice format with scene two|
|Reflection||Reflection time and questions about the lesson|
|Review||Review the lesson yourself with “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese”|
Requirements for Participation (must meet all requirements)
- Someone who’s result from the “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese: Find Out Which Level is Right for You” questionnaire is “Level 1” or “Useful phrases”.
- Someone who can attend the in-person orientation on May 16th, at International House Osaka.
- Someone who can attend all 40 classes in Round 1.
- Someone who can use ZOOM at home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Number of Participants
Round 1: 10 participants
2023 Fiscal Year Schedule
Round 1（May 16 ～ October 5） Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 ～ 11:30
Level 1 May 16 ～ July 20（20 classes）
Level２ July 25 ～ October 5（20 classes）※except for August 15 (Tuesday) and August 17 (Thursday)
Round 2（tentative）（October 12 ～ March 19, 2024） Every Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 ～ 20:30
Level 1 October 12 ～ December 21（20 classes）※except for November 23（Thursday)
Level 2 January 9, 2024 ～ March 19, 2024（20 classes）
Round 1 April 10 ～ beginning of May
※Application will close once the maximum number of participants apply.
※Depending on participation additional application periods may be added.
Level 1（20 classes） 4000 yen
Level 2（20 classes） 4000 yen
※The course fees will be collected in cash at the first class’s orientation. There will be no refunds in the event of absences or withdrawl from the course.
How to Check Your Level
Please attach your results from the “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese: Find Out Which Level is Right for You” questionnaire to the application form.
Using the following video as a reference, please check your level, screenshot your level result, and save your result.
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Information Center, Osaka International House Foundation
8-2-6 Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku Osaka, 543-0001
・Monday to Friday：9:00～19:00
・Saturday, Sunday and Holidays：9:00～17:30
※Closed during the New Year holidays（December 29 to January 3）
TEL 06-6773-8989 FAX 06-6773-8421
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