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One-on-one Japanese Course for Career Advancement

Our one-on-one Japanese course is for all of you who have professional skills but cannot advance your careers due to insufficient Japanese language skills by…

Features

Tailor-made curriculum focused on solving your issues

Tailor-made curriculum focused on solving your issues

  • We provide counseling in advance to clarify your issues.
  • We set your goals and create a curriculum tailored to your situation.
Daily feedback, periodic proficiency testing, and counseling as needed

Daily feedback, periodic proficiency testing, and counseling as needed

  • The learning cycle of “assignment x lesson x feedback” maximizes lesson effects in a short time.
  • We support the early achievement of your learning goals through periodic proficiency testing and timely counseling sessions.
Partnerships with several recruitment agencies

Partnerships with several recruitment agencies

  • Our school is affiliated with several recruiting agencies that specialize in foreign talent.
  • Frequent career events, both real and online will expand your possibilities.

Success Stories of Career Advancement

William
William
  • Nationality: Jamaican
  • Residence: Japan (Tokyo)
  • Age: 29 years old

Successfully changed jobs from English teacher to engineer at an IT company.

Course duration: 3 months

Issues before taking this course:
I was not good at interviewing in Japanese
Outcome after taking the course:
Improved communication in Japanese, and was able to change job with desired annual salary.

Annual salary before job change: 3 million yen
Annual salary after changing jobs: 4.5 million yen

Andre
Andre
  • Nationality: French
  • Residence: Japan (Osaka)
  • Age: 34 years old

Passing the N2 exam increased the number of companies I applied to, and increased my annual salary

Course duration: 6 months

Issues before taking this course:
I was looking for an engineering job in Osaka, but was limited in where I could apply due to my JLPT being N3.
Outcome after taking the course:
Passed N2 and was able to find a job with the salary he was looking for after learning Business Japanese.

Annual salary before job change: NA
Annual salary after changing jobs: 5.1 million yen

Putra
Putra
  • Nationality: Indonesian
  • Residence: Japan (Osaka)
  • Age: 31 years old

Increased interview passing rate due to improved conversation skills, and got a new job with a higher salary

Course duration: 6 months

Issues before taking this course:
I had passed JLPT N2, but was not able to get a job offer because I could not communicate well at the Japanese interview.
Outcome after taking the course:
Improved conversational ability, increased interview pass rate, changed job to an IT company, and increased annual salary.

Annual salary before job change: 4.5 million yen
Annual salary after changing jobs: 5.1 million yen

What is Japanese level that you need
in order to advance your career?

Most Japanese companies require a minimum of N2 on the JLPT. Also, conversation skill level is required to be at least 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10) according to our conversational Japanese assessment method.

JLPT level Conversation skill level What you can do in the business field
Beginner
Level
JLPT N5 or equivalent
(Minimum level required for daily living)
1 Can use a few fixed phrases such as “Hello (Kon-nichiwa)” or “My name is XXX “
2 Can use simple phrases about your daily routines, such as “My work starts at X o’clock”
3 Can give short answers to questions commonly used in daily life, such as “When is your day off?”
Intermediate
Level
N4~N3 or equivalent
(A level at which one can manage to have a conversation with Japanese colleagues ~ A level at which one can smoothly communicate with Japanese colleagues )
4 A level at which communication is somehow possible if a Japanese colleague speaks slowly. Can answer simple questions like, “What do you do?” or “Where do you work?
5 A level at which communication is somehow possible if a Japanese colleague speaks slowly.
Can understand about 30%-40% of the content of conversations during meetings. Can explain briefly about one’ s own job duties.
6 A level where one can have a relatively smooth conversation with a Japanese colleague.
Can understand about 60~70% or more of the content of conversations during meetings. Can explain one’s job duties in detail.
Advanced
Level
N2~N1 or equivalent
(A level at which one can smoothly communicate with Japanese colleagues ~A level at which one can hold meetings with clients by oneself.)
7 Can communicate smoothly with Japanese employees without any problems. Can understand 80% or more of the content of conversations during meetings. Can convey one’s thoughts logically and persuade others.
8 Can explain clearly without getting stuck on words.
Can keep up with social and professional topics.
Can use honorific expressions (Keigo) well enough to handle client interactions on one’s own.
Super Level Near native level of Japanese. 9 Near native level of Japanese.
Can understand proverbs and other unique phrases but have difficulty using them.
10 Can communicate as well as a Japanese person with business experience.

The learning cycle of “assignment x lesson x feedback” maximizes lesson effects in a short time.

In order to maximize the effects of each lesson, we will implement a learning cycle of “assigning tasks before each lesson, focusing on output practice in the lesson, and providing feedback after the lesson.

Support the early achievement of your learning goals through periodic proficiency testing and timely counseling.

In order to study effectively, it is essential to have an accurate grasp of “your proficiency level”. Our school regularly incorporates JLPT mock tests and conversation tests.
In addition, long-term study is accompanied by slumps and plateaus. We provide timely counseling to manage your motivation and help you achieve your learning goals as soon as possible.


Basic Structure of the Japanese Course

The course comprises a combination of the following three components, with varying proportions depending on your needs and proficiency level.

Business Communication

Business Communication

You will practice listening carefully, speaking logically with accurate pronunciation, and so on. We offer training not only for one-on-one conversations, such as interviews, but also for a variety of situations such as telephone calls, discussions at meetings, presentations, etc.

Business Writing

Business Writing

You will learn how to write resumes and CVs, as well as how to write emails, reports, and proposals that are necessary in normal business situations.

JLPT Preparation (N2, N3 level)

JLPT Preparation (N2, N3 level)

The passing mark for the JLPT is approximately 50% for each level. You will learn to strengthen your Japanese language skills and at the same time, develop strategies to score more than 50% efficiently.

Support your career development through introductions to recruiting agencies and various career events.

Our school has partnerships with several agencies that specialize in foreign recruitment. Most of them are general agencies that cover a wide range of occupations, but some of them specialize in specific occupations such as IT. We can introduce you to an agent that meets your needs and characteristics.
We also hold career events, both in real life and online. Please join us and expand your career possibilities.

Participated in the “Career Change Event for Foreign and Global Talent” held in Tokyo in September 2022

Course Plans and Fees

Depending on your career development plan, we offer three types of study plans.
All plans are priced at 3,500 yen (tax not included) per lesson (45 minutes).

One-Year
Career Advancement Plan

This plan is designed to help you achieve your career goals after one year while balancing work. With two 45-minute lessons per week, you will have very little burden on your work.

Six Month
Career Advancement Plan

This plan is designed to help you develop your career in 6 months while balancing your work. 90-minute lessons will be held twice a week.

Three Month
Career Advancement Plan

This plan is recommended for those who are currently leaving the workforce. We will provide intensive training to help you develop your career in the next 3 months.

Instructors

Our instructors are certified Japanese language teachers with rich experience in both education and business.

Inaba-sensei

Inaba-sensei

After working as a sales instructor at a foreign company, she became a Japanese language teacher. For the past 5 years, she has been in charge of Japanese language instruction and career guidance at Japanese language schools and vocational schools in Tokyo.
She has a good reputation for coaching-oriented teaching methods.

Hoshino-sensei

Hoshino-sensei

Since 2014 after obtaining the qualification, she has been engaged in Japanese language education for corporations and technical intern trainees at a Japanese language school in Fukuoka.
In her 8 years of teaching experience, she has taught more than 1,000 foreign people in total. Utilizing her own practical experience in a company, she also provides training in Japanese business manners based on Japanese Culture.

Tsuchiya-sensei

Tsuchiya-sensei

Since 2008 after obtaining certification as a Japanese language teacher, she has been teaching Japanese to international students, mainly at Japanese language schools in Fukuoka. There, she has also been involved in homeroom duties, guidance for higher education, and interview guidance. She has taught Japanese to a total of over 800 foreigners from 15 different countries for these 13 years.

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