Q. When is the next available Absolute Beginner Course?
A. There is a new course starting each month.
Absolute Beginner Course consists of 6 introductory lessons.
Each lesson over wraps with some revisions, so you can join anytime during intro 1-4.
You can find course selections on our enrolment form.
Q. When is the course offered?
A. Our courses are ongoing throughout the year. The class is either one hour weekly lesson for private tuition, 1.5 hours or 2 hours weekly lessons for group tuition. You can enrol, pose, come back to the course any time. You can find the date and time for each class on our enrolment form.
Q. Where is the course offered?
A. Face to face lesson is offered at our Alderley classroom.
You also have a choice to attend online lessons.
Q. How long does the course go for?
A. Our courses are intended for lifelong learning journey. Mastery of language takes time, so you will be able to pause, exit and come back to your learning journey at your own pace.
BJLC school also does not take term system, but follow the students’ achievement. This means we will not try to go through the textbook in specific time flame. We will make sure each student build on their individual skill to be able to communicate in Japanese. Each unit of study generally takes about 4 hours. Following is for a guide purpose only based on taking 2 hours weekly lessons.
White Belt: Absolute Beginner: 12 hours lessons - 6 weeks
Yellow Belt: Lower Beginner: 25 units - 50 hours/ about a year
Green Belt: Upper Beginner: 25 units - 50 hours/ about a year
Blue Belt: Pre-Intermediate: 50 lessons - about a year
Red Belt: Lower and Upper Intermediate: 100 lessons - about two years
Black Belt: Advanced: Unlimited
You can find each course contents in Course Description page
Q. Are there an intensive study options?
A. Yes. There are two options. It is offered during school holidays. Some students combine group lesson and private lessons to focus on the area that you need to improve.
Q. How much is the tuition?
A. You can choose to pay tuition every fortnightly for your weekly lessons or per 20 hours for your flexible time plans.
Q. What if I have to be away for a few weeks or absent?
A. If you have be absent, you can choose to attend the lesson at similar level on another day. If you are going to be away for more than two weeks for holiday or exams etc. you may pause the lesson and come back.
Q. Is there any homework?
A. BJLC School try not to give heavy load of homework as everyone typically has other life commitments as well. However, it is effective for your learning when you allocate set time to study everyday even for 5 minutes including reviewing grammar notes, studying vocab and practice the conversational phrases etc. If you would like to have less/ extra work, you can request so to the teacher to suit your pace.
Q. How many students in each class?
A. All of BJLC classes are for private or semi-private lessons with 1 to 6 students in a class.
Q. Is there any test to move to next level?
A. There is no test. The course is structured with plenty of opportunity for repetition. Each lesson builds on the knowledge and skill you have gained. When the teacher notices that student is more suitable in the other class, the student will be suggested to cross over to the appropriate class.
Q. Is the material included?
A. Learning material is included for Absolute beginner level course.
The students must source the required textbook for Beginner and Intermediate level courses.
Additional materials are included.
COURSES for YOUNG STUDENTS
Q. Is there any class for young students?
Yes. BJLC School offers multi age Japanese language classes.
★ 3 years old to Foundation
★ Lower Primary
★ Upper Primary
Q. Can I attend the lesson with my child?
Yes. If your child is under 3 yrs old.
Q. Is my primary/ middle year child allowed to join adult course?
Young students' brain works differently from adult learners; therefore, we suggest them to join primary year courses or receive private tuition.
Q. Do you have a class for high school students?
High school students are welcome to join our general class.
Q. Do you offer courses for IB?
If you would like to study for Japanese AB Initio, you can join our general Japanese course.
Please choose Absolute Beginner Japanese if it is first time for you to study Japanese.
If you want to prepare for oral or written exam, you can book for private lessons.