JAPANESE LANGUAGE

 Japanese Language 

Japanese Language

As shared by Tadao Ando,

“The best way to learn Japanese is to have a look at the Japanese culture and its relationship with nature.”

The Japanese language consists of three letter sets i.e. Hiragana, Kanji and Katakana. The language can be written in two different ways. The first one is the horizontal way, which is also called as the western type and the other one is the vertical way which is also called as the traditional way of writing Japanese. The fact of the matter is that both the styles exist even today.

 

Attributes of the Japanese Language

Pronunciation

In comparison to the other languages, the Japanese language knows very few pronunciation as well as sounds. Therefore learning the Japanese language is relatively easy as compared to the other languages, in particular for the new learners. However, the Japanese accent is relatively difficult than the other languages but easier than the Chinese language.

Grammar

As compared to the other languages, the Japanese language is fairly easy when it comes to gender articles and distinction between the singular as well as plural. Further, the conjugation rules are relaxed and are not bound to any exceptions of adjectives as well as verbs.

Levels of Speech

There are various levels of expression which differ when one talks to a person elder to you and for the individual who is younger than you in age. Also, the figure of speech varies when you speak to your friend and when you speak to your family members.

Method used for Teaching

The institute makes use of various methods to teach Japanese Language to the students like plays, workshop, audio visual programs etc. to help its student to not only learn the language but imbibe the language such that it becomes an asset for the individual for life long.

Especially for individuals who want to pursue their career in Japanese Language, Iteskul provides a supportive as well as an effective environment for learning. Every effort is made to incorporate the right skills in the student to enable him to make his dreams true by pursuing his career in the Japanese Language.

Our well qualified and experienced trainers provide training across all levels of the languages starting from basic (N5) to advanced (N1) as shown below:

 

 

Level

 

Outcome 

 

Duration

N5

   

One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.

One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly. 

120 Hours

N4

 

One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.

One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly. 

150 Hours

N3

 

One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics. One is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines. In addition, one is also able to read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid one’s understanding.

One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships among the people involved.

220 Hours

N2

 

One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents. One is also able to read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers

One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. One is also able to understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials. 

220 Hours

N1

 

 One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents. One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively

 One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.

240 Hours