We teach Japanese classes in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

Japanese Futaba Language School

LANGUAGE

Introduction-to-Japanese

The example of a curriculum

*Please note that our teachers may change the contents of lessons.

Lesson Table of contents Lesson Table of contents
1
  • Learning basic grammar I to IV (Pronunciation of hiragana, objects, persons, and self-introduction)
  • Syllable, p-sound, and contracted sound
13 Reviewing and mastering previous lessons
2
  • Learning Hiragana, understanding Japanese ways of writing paragraphs, and ways to make alignments.
  • Memorizing Hiragana quiz
  • How to greet people (simple)
  • Asking about dates and weathers
14 Reviewing and mastering previous lessons
3
  • これ(this)・それ(that)・あれ(that)・どれ(which)
  • Sentence + sentence with 「で」 (compound noun sentences)
15
  • Understanding the concept of “する (doing)”
  • Practice saying verb sentences, using a verb sentence pattern table
4
  • Vocabulary: Colors(なに?(What?)なにいろ?(What color is it?”))
  • 「おなじ(same) and 「ちがいます(different)」
16
  • Understanding regular rules in verb change and practice saying.
  • Practice using verb sentences.
5
  • Basic grammar V and VI (「ではーでも(~ is ~, however,)」「でもーでも(Even ~ and ~, )」)
  • How to use the word 「どんな(what kind of)」
17
  • 「〜ています(is~.)」 (progressive and state form)
  • Practice saying verb sentences
6
  • Understanding the concept of Japanese language and its characters (Understanding katakana).
  • Understanding affiliation word “の (of ~)”
18
  • Understanding compound verb sentences (してーして(do~ and do~))
  • Practice saying verb sentences by talking about your day
7
  • Understanding the concept of objects (どんな物(what kind of thing)・ぜんぶ(all of ~)・しゅるい(type of objects):スポーツ(sports),動物(animals))
  • Learning unknown words
  • Learning the types of sentences
19
  • Understanding verbs (including 「行く(go)・来る(come)」), and postpositional particles (「に」,「へ」).
  • Comparison between い-adjective noun sentences and い-adjective sentences
8
  • Adnominal adjective (objects)
  • Understanding the concept of living matters (male and female, adults and children) and postpositional particle 「から(from~)・まで(to~)
20
  • Understanding negative い-adjective sentences(くはーくは、くもーくも(not~))
  • Understanding い-adjective compound sentences (くてーくて(~ and ~))
9
  • Understanding the concept of families, and the words spoken at home and outside
  • Possessive words, 「の (~’s)」
  • Test: Nominal sentences
21
  • Reviewing the previous lesson
  • Comparison between な-adjective noun sentences and な-adjective sentences
10
  • Understanding the concept of places
  • Existential sentences 「所に 物(所)が ある。(There is ~(objects/places).)」「所に 人が いる。(There is ~ (persons).)」
  • Existential compound sentences (あり-あり、いて-いて、あり-いて、いて-あり(there is ~ and ~. )
22
  • Understanding negative な-adjective sentences (ではーでも(~ is ~ but)、でもーでも(Neither ~ and ~, ))
  • Understanding な-adjective compound sentences (で、(~ that, ~))
11
  • Existential sentences using the words 「にも(also)」, 「にもーにも(~as well as~)」 , how to use 「が」 (nominal and existential sentences)
  • Practice to count numbers
  • Understanding how to count objects (existential sentences) : 「つ/本・枚・こ」
23 Test and checking answers
12
  • Time (morning, day, and night; today, yesterday, and tomorrow; day and a day of the week; month and year)
  • Negative forms of nouns and existential sentences, and past negative forms
24 Reviewing and consulting