4 skills integrated curriculum that enables you to gain a functional command of Japanese

Students can improve their Japanese level up to next level every semester, which is 3months. In addition to basic proficiency in grammar and vocabulary, the TLS curriculum is intended to make use of prior learning by engaging regularly in tasks that combine at least 2 of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Through the TLS teaching method, students improve their practical Japanese language abilities, progressing from the more basic “I understand” to the more advanced “I can use it.”


Students can improve the ability to respond to the problems faced during living in Japan by using JLPT’s N5 to N4 first half grammar and 120 kanji as materials.
This is the first step to make 0 to 1 for students who has just started learning Japanese. TLS provides enjoyable classes and the shortest route to take students the next level.


Conversations and vocabularies in class room and restaurant, responding requests, manners to throw gavages, rules in Japan, travel episode, email etc.


Representative Task|Working at Restaurant


Working at restaurant is the most familiar arubaito (part time job) for international students. In the class, students do role- play and take part of customers and employees; customers practice phrases of ordering, employees practice taking orders with using quantifier and pass it to manager.


Students learn Japanese with combining at least 2 style of grammars into 1 sentence by using JLPT’s N5, N4 and first half of N3 grammar as materials. Particularly, mastering all the verb conjugations and learning with communication that works with people.
Once students understand well this level, it is very helpful to learn intermediate and above Japanese. This is the most important level to be completed for learning Japanese.


Dealing with Keigo (honorific), the way Japanese people speak, instructions and signs, sickness, future goal, interviews etc.


Representative Task|Expressing emotion in native way


Direct Japanese usage by international students occasionally surprises Japanese people. They will understand the reasons when listening to teacher’s explanation and compare own expressions to the native one. They repeat conversation with lists in order to natural native speakers.


From the beginner level, which was aimed at being able to live in Japan, at this level students will aim to make better relationships with other people and enrich our lives.
This level is a turning point to be able to convey feelings and consideration for the other person in Japanese, from stating the facts.


At family restaurant, stereo type, internet shopping, information from internet, questionnaire  etc.


Representative Task|Let’s chat


Even if students wish to talk to Japanese people in Japanese, they can’t do anything without that chance. They practice by focusing on how to start a conversation and how to continue the conversation in this level.


Reading texts is the most focused skill at this level. Students learn the intermediate level while presenting the information gained through reading in the class. We will change the way of learning based on “understanding” texts and “using” them for others separately.
Once students reach the intermediate level, there will be not any big troubles with Japanese in daily life. They will enhance the contents in communication by speaking and writing rather than listening and reading.


Travel essay, eating habits, convenience store, business, politics etc.


Representative Task|Let’s write an opinion


Start by reading the model text. To get to know what to write in where, and write an opinion sentences that shows the causal relationship according to the order shown by the model text.


Toyo Language School considers up to intermediate Japanese as the basic Japanese level. Students can reach this level in earliest a year even start with zero level. It is possible to prove Japanese proficiency as a qualification with a prospect to pass JLPT N2.
From then, students will challenge the next steps based on their future plans and goals.

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