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Objectives: Speak for everyday situations, speak with clear, correct pronunciation, acquire a general idea of the structure of Japanese language and build a vocabulary for everyday life

Course title Japanese I
Course number [301]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Greetings; Self introduction; Introducing someone to others; Telling one’s age, profession; Which organization/school one belongs to; Identifying things and who they belong to; Conversation with a new neighbor; Identifying places; Talking about daily routine activities; Telling time; Talking about schedules with the hour, day, week, month and year; Inquiring on store hours; Going and coming to places; Mentioning means of transport; Making an inquiry at a train station; Numbers and prices; Shopping conversation; Restaurant conversation
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Course title Japanese II
Course number [302]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking more about daily activities; Inviting someone to do something; Accepting or declining invitations; Mentioning tools and machines; Asking names of things in Japanese; Giving and receiving objects and information; Visiting a friend; Likes and preferences; Talking about your own language experience; Using the expression “There is/are something/someone…”; Locating things; Shopping conversation
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Course title Japanese III
Course number [303]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Conversation at the post office; Counting things and using numbers in sentences; Describing the frequency and duration of an activity; Describing persons, objects and conditions; Making a comparison; Talking about your vacation; Desire for things and actions; Going to places with a purpose; Making a request; Offering a helping hand; Talking about activities in progress; Giving directions to a taxi driver
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Course title Japanese IV
Course number [304]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about family; Asking and giving permission; Prohibition; Talking about a state/condition; Asking how a vending machine works; Listing actions taking place in succession; Describing people; Talking about obligations and actions you do not have to take; Talking with an emphasis on the subject; Visiting a doctor; Talking about abilities and hobbies
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Course title Japanese V
Course number [305]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about your experiences; Talking about some of the activities out of a list; Talking about changes in physical condition; Conversation about diet; Speaking in a friendly style of speech; Writing a personal diary; Reporting what you heard; Making assumptions; Describing a person ; Conversation with a real estate agent
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Course title Japanese VI
Course number [306]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about inevitable results after an action; Asking directions; Talking about things people do to help one another; Conversation about moving; Talking about conditions; Using the expression “No matter how…”
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Objectives: Speak with confidence in a more natural style and with a correct accent; acquire more knowledge of the structure of the Japanese language and build a vocabulary for everyday life

Course title Low Intermediate I
Course number [321]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking with emphasis; Speaking about abilities; Talking about something built or completed; Talking about concurrent actions; Giving supporting pieces of evidence to prove a statement; Talking about a completed action; Talking about regrets; Conversation at a lost-and-found office at a train station
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Course title Low Intermediate II
Course number [322]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about an action you took in preparation for a later occasion; Urging someone to do something; Talking about your plans; Giving advice; Predicting weather; Talking about uncertainties; Public orders
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Course title Low Intermediate III
Course number [323]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Giving instructions and demonstrating how to do something; Talking about actions taking place in succession; Talking about going out and taking something with you or leaving it behind; Conversation at a tea ceremony lesson; Talking about plans with conditions; Using the expression “The more…, the more…;” Talking about taking an action in order to achieve a purpose; Talking about skills you have learned; Giving professional advice; Talking about an action done to a person/an object
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Course title Low Intermediate IV
Course number [324]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about your favorite activities; Talking about activities you find difficult; Talking about things you forgot to do; Asking about someone’s knowledge of something; Talking about your feelings; Talking about schedules and events; Talking about an action and its results; Talking with honorifics
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Course title Low Intermediate V
Course number [325]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about an action with a purpose; Setting goals; Talking with the expression “as much/many as;” Talking about things that are about to happen; Supposing about a condition/situation from its appearance; Talking about an action you will take upon going out; Talking about something you did too much, for example, “Last night, I ate too much.”; Talking about an excessive condition; Talking about an easy or difficult conditions in everyday life; Talking about decisions
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Course title Low Intermediate VI
Course number [326]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking in an emergency; Talking about paradox; Talking about an imminent event/action; Talking about an event/action which has just been completed; Talking about a planned event, Discussing a hearsay; Making suppositions
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Course title Low Intermediate VII
Course number [326]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Talking about having your family member/subordinate do something using the causative form of verbs; Talking with honorifics in making a request to a superior; Talking about a third person; Inviting someone to do something; Offering something to someone and talking about your intentions
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Objectives: Increase vocabulary and comprehension of written information in Japanese and get used to different styles of speech

Course title Intermediate I
Course number [341]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Asking about a word you do not know; Listening to an announcement; Understanding signs; Reporting one’s late arrival and absence; Asking someone to leave a message; Understanding a fax message; Reading a newspaper article
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Course title Intermediate II
Course number [342]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Explaining a reason before making a request; Asking a favor in different ways; Writing a simple letter; Asking for permission politely; Explaining a reason for requesting permission; Writing a request for permission; Reading a poem
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Course title Intermediate III
Course number [343]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Inviting someone to an activity considering his/her preference and convenience; Making an appointment confirming the time and date of meeting; Declining an invitation politely; Visiting someone’s home and greeting him/her; Introducing yourself by giving information about yourself and your place of origin; Writing a letter of self-introduction in looking for a pen-pal; Reading a newspaper article
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Course title Intermediate IV
Course number [344]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Explaining about your sickness or injury; Understanding explanations and cautions given by a physician; Filling in the form for a new patient at a medical office; Explaining what you want to buy; Understanding the store employee’s explanations; Requesting an exchange by explaining the reason; Understanding advertisements and flyers; Reading an article on a   government publication
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Course title Intermediate V
Course number [345]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Asking directions; Confirming important information in understanding directions; Understanding maps and road signs on the streets; Understanding operation manuals; Inquiring about operations; Explaining how to make dishes from your country of origin; Reading excerpts from a book
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Course title Intermediate VI
Course number [346]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Speaking politely and pleasantly; Maintaining pleasant relationships with colleagues and friends; Learning about greeting cards and gift-giving habits; Considering a matter by comparing its varied aspects; Talking about differences and changes you find through comparison; Obtaining correct information by reading graphs and tables, Reading excerpts from a book
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Course title Intermediate VII
Course number [347]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Making a complaint taking the other side’s situation and feelings into consideration; Apologizing with an explanation about the situation; Understanding posted notices in your community; Giving compliments for someone’s belongings and abilities; Responding properly to compliments; Understanding descriptions about a store; Reading a newspaper article
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Course title Intermediate VIII
Course number [348]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Explaining about your job; Speaking about your career and your ideas about work; Speaking with figurative expressions and onomatopoeia; Learning about figurative expressions of various countries; Reading excerpts from a book
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Course title Intermediate IX
Course number [349]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Explaining some trouble you are experiencing and the reasons; Offering solutions; Understanding different ways of declining; Collecting information in planning an activity; Discussing a plan based on information you have collected; Getting used to polite speech spoken at stores; Reading excerpts of a book
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Course title Intermediate X
Course number [350]
Course hours 15 hours
Tuition $325
Aims Giving your opinion after showing understanding for the other party’s standpoint; Telling your ideas with reasons; Writing your opinions concisely, Considering social matters such as environmental issues, Considering what you can do to solve the problems; Considering what the radical solution would be; Reading excerpts of a book
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Objectives: Expand vocabulary, get used to different styles of speech, and read and write Japanese in different styles

Course: Private lessons are available. Please call 212-697-8374
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Objectives: Expand vocabulary by learning Chinese characters

Course title K I
Course number [371]
Course hours Please consult us
Tuition Please consult us
Aims This 50-section program is to give students the command of two thousand Chinese characters that an adult Japanese person is supposed to read and write in everyday life. Each section is for 4 weeks and is renewable for as many times as you want. Approximately speaking, 12 sections will enable you to understand Chinese characters in comic books written for children of 8 or 9 years old. 25 sections will allow you understand the gist of simple Japanese publications for children and adults. At the completion of all 50 sections you will understand and read many books and newspapers for adults. Please let us assess your readiness for this course.
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Objectives: To provide students with sufficient knowledge and strategies to pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test.  Admission test will be required.

Course title JLPT N5
Course number [381]
Course hours 10 hours
Tuition $300
Aims For students who have finished Japanese V and higher courses. JLPT Kanji list, vocabulary list, supplementary grammar points, past years’ exams and simulated tests
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Course title JLPT N4
Course number [382]
Course hours 10 hours
Tuition $300
Aims For students who have finished Low Intermediate V and higher courses. JLPT Kanji list, vocabulary list, supplementary grammar points, past years’ exams and simulated tests
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Course title JLPT N3 -Level I, II, III, IV
Course number [3831], [3832], [3833], [3834]
Course hours 10 hours per level
Tuition $300 per level
Aims For students who have completed Low Intermediate courses. Grammar, vocabulary, kanji, reading and simulated tests.
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Course title JLPT N2 -Level I, II, III, IV
Course number [3841], [3842], [3843], [3844]
Course hours 10 hours per level
Tuition $360 per level
Aims For students who have passed JLPT N3 or past year' exams or who are at equivalent level.
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Course title JLPT N1 -Level I, II, III, IV
Course number [3851], [3852], [3853], [3854]
Course hours 10 hours per level
Tuition $360 per level
Aims For students who have passed JLPT Second Level. JLPT Kanji list, vocabulary list, supplementary grammar points, past exams
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Amity Language Institute offers language training courses designed for your company when you wish to maximize your impact while conducting business in Japanese. Our program will also provide a sound understanding of Japanese business culture, etiquette and protocol.

Business solutions:
Improve communication with Japanese speaking clients
Improve communication within your company where Japanese is commonly used
Train employees to be relocated to Japan

We will analyze and evaluate your company’s needs to build a customized Japanese language training program for you.

We understand your business needs and can send our teachers to your office to minimize travel time for your employees.

Contact us at (212) 697-8374 for a consultation.
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We offer private lessons (one student & one teacher) or semi-private lessons (2-3 students & one teacher). Lessons can be held off-site (at your home/office), or at our school. A schedule can be arranged Monday to Friday between 8am and 10pm, Saturday between 9am and 6pm, Sunday by appointment.

The curriculum will be tailored to your level, needs, and interest. Lessons are available at all levels. Some possibilities are:

Conversation, grammar, reading, writing (all levels)
Listening comprehension
Pronunciation, accent
Japanese for Tourists
Business Japanese
Presentation and public speech
Writing business documents
Writing academic documents
Test preparation
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Please call 212-697-8374 or e-mail us at office@amitylanguage.net to make an appointment for a placement test/interview unless you are an absolute beginner.
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