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Course Name: Beginner's Japanese Language
Course Code: SA101
Course Credit: 150 hours/3 months
Course Books: Minna No Nihongo, Hiragana Katakana, 300 Kanji Through Stories, Bunpou listening 99
Course Description:
This course has been designed for the entry level learners who have no prior knowledge or training of Japanese language. The course aims to develop their ability to communicate in simple Japanese language and understand the Japanese culture. For example, they can greet; introduce themselves; count and use number, make and answer easy questions; tell time and date, etc. The students can develop the range of essential vocabulary. They will be oriented with the important cultures of Japan. During the course, the students will learn to use all Hiragana and Katakana writing and reading. They will also be able to understand and write 100 Kanji.
Course Pathway: After the course, the students can join the upper level course of SA102 (Intermediate Japanese Language), attend the course SA205 (NAT/JLPT-5) or directly join a language institution in Japan for further studies.


Course Name: Intermediate Japanese Language
Course Code: SA102
Course Credit: 150 hours/3 months
Course Books: Minna No Nihongo, Hiragana Katakana, 300 Kanji Through Stories, Bunpou Listening 99
Course Description:
This is the pathway of the Beginner's Japanese Language course. In this course, the students will further go into fundamental communication in Japanese language.With regular practice in classroom activities, they will be able to make some important language structures: asking permission; making request and offers; understand rules and regulations; tell stories; talk about habitual facts and so on. Similarly, the students can read and write Hiragana and Katakana more accurately. In this course, they will learn to use extra 100 Kanji. They can be able to understand general signs, directions and location.
Course Pathway: After this course, the students can join our follow-up course of SA103 (Upper-Intermediate Japanese Language), the test preparation course of NAT/JLPT-4/5, or enroll for Japanese language course or higher education in Japan.


Course Name: Upper Intermediate Japanese Language
Course Code: SA103
Course Credit: 150 hours/ 3 months
Course Books: Minna No Nihongo, Hiragana Katakana, 300 Kanji Through Stories, Bunpou Listening 99
Course Description:
In this level, the students can communicate with others independently with more fluency and accuracy. They will be able to explain and describe things they know. While they are strongly oriented with the Japanese culture, they can express their intention and ideas generally. They build up confidence and can be able to converse with native Japanese speakers without any hesitation. Reading and writing in both Hiragana and Katakana will be pretty consolidated. In this level, they will develop a good range of vocabulary needed for communication and they can use extra 100 Kanji.
Course Pathway: After this course, the students can join our follow-up course of SA103 (Upper-Intermediate Japanese Language), the test preparation course of NAT/JLPT-4/5, or enroll for Japanese language course or higher education in Japan.


Course Name: Advanced Japanese Course
Course Code: SA104
Course Credit: 150 hours/ 3 months
Course Books: Minna No Nihongo, Hiragana Katakana, 300 Kanji Through Stories, Bunpou Listening 99
Course Description:
In this level, the students can use the language very fluently and confidently. Most importantly, they will be able to use common metaphors, honorifics, proverbs, sayings and other figures of speech to mark their understanding and expression. Similarly, they will be able to read and write much accurately and can communicate natural Japanese with their friends, colleagues and strangers alike. At the completion of this level, they will be able to understand upto total of 400 Kanji.
Course Pathway: After this course, the students can join the test preparation course of NAT/JLPT-3, or enroll directly for higher education in Japan.


Course Name: Business Japanese Course
Course Code: SA105
Course Credit: 30 hours
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Course Description:
This course has been designed to suit the requirement of business, family, and tour visitors who would like to get oriented about the Japanese people and culture and learn some essential communication skills before they visit Japan. This is the first level of Elementary Spoken Japanese for beginners who have no prior training in the language. This course aims at the development of speaking and listening skills. At the end of the course, successful students should be able to speak simple sentences needed for daily conversation.
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Course Name: NAT/JLPT-5 Test Preparation
Course Code: SA205
Course Credit: 100 hours/2 months
Course Books: JLPT N5 Official Workbook, Minna No Nihongo
Course Description:
To join this course, the students should have completed either SA101 or SA102 or the equivalent amount of Japanese language learning. The main aim of this course is to prepare the students to appear the exam successfully. This is the basic level of Japanese test preparation course of both NAT and JLPT to cover N5. The course contains the general and important skills of listening, reading and writing. The classroom activities include the familiarization of the test formats, language skills practice and test practice. With the successful result from the test, the students can join a Nihongo Gakko or Senmon Gakko directly.
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Course Name: NAT/JLPT-4
Course Code: SA204
Course Credit: 100 hours/2 months
Course Books: JLPT N4 Official Workbook, Minna No Nihongo
Course Description:
To join this course, the students should have completed either SA102 or SA103 or the equivalent amount of Japanese language learning. The main aim of this course is to prepare the students to appear the exam successfully. The course contents prepare students to appear the N4 of both NAT/JLPT. The students will be oriented with the general and important skills of listening, reading and writing. The classroom activities include the familiarization of the test formats, language skills practice and test practice. With the successful result from the test, the students can join a Nihongo Gakko or Senmon Gakko directly.
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Course Name: NAT/JLPT-3
Course Code: SA203
Course Credit: 100 hours/2 months
Course Books: JLPT N3 Official Workbook
Course Description:
To join this course, the students should have completed either SA103 or SA104 or the equivalent amount of Japanese language learning. The main aim of this course is to prepare the students to appear the exam successfully. This is the highest level of Japanese test preparation course we are conducting at SETO ACADEMY at present. After the successful completion of the course, our students will be able to sit for N3 test of NAT and JLPT. The course has the intensive language skills practice for the test and overall communication development in Japanese language functions. With the successful result from the test, the students can directly join a Senmon Gakko, Gradual School or University (Daigaku) in Japan.
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Course Name: Basic Chinese Language Course
Course Code: SA301
Course Credit: 200 hrs/4 months
Course Books: CHINESE 111-1,2,3 Chinese I,CHINESE 115-1,2,3 Chinese I - Accelerated
Course Description:
This beginning Chinese language course designed for true beginners with no previous background in the language. This course is an introduction to Chinese, its basic grammar, pinyin system, vocabulary, usage, and the Chinese writing system. It also focuses on developing basic communicative skills and knowledge of the Chinese culture. There will be extensive student-oriented practice in pronunciation, conversations, listening comprehension, and sentence structures in class. Our goal is to lay the solid ground work for your study of Chinese whether you plan to have a concentration in Chinese or enroll merely to satisfy a language requirement.
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