Course Description

Beginner Level Courses: 1, 2, and 3


The main text used in these courses has been compiled by the Hiroo Japanese Center. We have designed this course with an emphasis on Japanese conversation, while at the same time allowing the student to easily master Hiragana, Katakana and 240 Chinese characters (Kanji). For conversation lessons, we have tried to avoid word-by-word memorization, and have instead utilized a unique system enabling logical apprehension and conversation. In particular, in the case of verb conjugation, the course enables students from non-Chinese-character language backgrounds to master and understand all conjugations of all verbs in the least possible time.

Intermediate Level Courses: 1, 2, and 3


While most basic expressions are already acquired in the Beginners course, the students in Intermediate level classes will learn a more natural, idiomatic style of expression. At the same time they will master 585 new Chinese characters, and will develop reading skills as a preparatory stage to acquiring the ability to read newspapers in the Advanced course.

Course Outline


Level Text Books Period Topics Covered
Beginners 1 HJC Original Text Book 12 Weeks Basic Grammer
Introduction of Hiragana and Katakana
Beginners 2 HJC Original Text Book 12 Weeks Introduction of 80 Kanji
Beginners 3 Minna no Nihongo II15 Weeks Introduction of 160 Kanji
Intermediate 1 Introduction to Advanced
Spoken Japanese
15 Weeks Introduction of 200 Kanji
Intermediate 2 New Approach Japanese
Intermediate Course
15 Weeks Introduction of 200 Kanji
Intermediate 3 New Approach Japanese
Pre-Advanced Course
15 Weeks Introduction of 200 Kanji
Advanced 1 上級で学ぶ日本語 15 Weeks Introduction of 200 Kanji
Advanced 2 How to Read Newspapers 15 Weeks Introduction of 200 Kanji
Advanced 3 Students are allowed to
choose a specific topic
of study if they so desire
24 Weeks Introduction of 500 Kanji



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