Meet the course instructors

先生 Takahashi

As well as teaching Japanese for 15 years, I also have a specialization in teaching the Japanese Language for Foreign Workers. With our course, you won't learn only words and expressions, but also the aspects of Japanese business culture that will allow you to get fruitful relationships with clients, coworkers and business partners.

先生 Asada

I have been teaching Japanese for 14 years, during my career I also spent time running a cram school to help people find employment in Japan. Our course is great for anyone who wants to improve their professional Japanese level both for those currently using Japanese for work, and for those who want to work in Japan in the future.

先生 Tamura

I’ve been working at Intercultural Institute of Japan for 10 years and I’m in charge of the Japanese courses for corporate and business partners, we created this course to help more people improve their Business Japanese. I look after the Business Japanese student community and I hope by taking this course and connecting with other students you will be confident to realize your dreams of living and working in Japan and to achieve your career goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will I learn on this course?

    Learn how to make the perfect office self-introduction, how to effectively handle business phone calls as well as how best to manage clients/visitors coming to the office. With interactive lessons including videos, audio, text and more. We will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes, give etiquette tips, and also give you a chance to practice your new skills with repetition exercises and home work. We also have a student community where you can interact with other students and your teachers.

  • Can anyone take this course?

    As much of the course content is written in Japanese, with some explanations in English to help you understand the course structure, we recommend that to get the most out of this course you should be able to understand JLPT N3 Japanese.

  • How much does the course cost?

    This one week course is entirely free and you have 30 days from the day you enrol to complete it.

  • Will there be live classes on this course?

    The lessons are pre-recorded and created to help you learn as quickly as possible using our online platform but allows you to complete lessons at your own pace. However, you will be able to communicate with teachers from the Intercultural Institute of Japan through interactive lessons and in the community.

  • Will I get a certificate for finishing a course?

    As this is a free course, you won’t receive a certificate for completing it but we are looking at creating a longer course with more content which will have a certificate, so make sure to sign up to this free course to be kept up-to-date!

  • What is included in this course?

    See below for the details of the course lessons

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro

    • Course introduction

    • Course Overview

    • Join the Student Community!

    • We'd like to know a few things about you, before you begin...

    • Working in Japan: a student experience

    • Introduce yourself on Flipgrid!

    • How to use the course

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Self introduction

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 1 - Video (Introducing yourself to your new colleagues) - Common mistakes

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 2 - Video (Introducing yourself to your new colleagues) - Fixing mistakes

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 3 - Video (Introducing yourself to your new colleagues) - Correct version

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 4 - Practice with video repetition

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 4.1 - Practice with role-play

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 5 - Tips for better self introduction

    • Chapter 1 lesson 6 - Advanced practice 1 - Role-play

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 6.1 - Advanced practice 2 - Role-play

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 6.2 - Advanced practice 3 - Role-play

    • Chapter 1 Lesson 7- Homework!

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - How to deal with business phone calls

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 1 - Video (How to deal with business phone calls) - Common mistakes

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 2 - Video (How to deal with business phone calls) - Fixing mistakes

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 3 - Video (How to deal with business phone calls) - Correct Version

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 4 - Practice with video repetition

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 4.1 - Practice with role-play

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 5- Advanced practice-1 - Different situations involving phone calls

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 5.1 - Advanced practice - Slides and listening training

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 5.2 - Advanced practice-3 - Explanation video

    • Chapter 2 Lesson 6 - Homework!

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - How to deal with office visitors

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 1 - Video (How to deal with visitors in the office) - Common mistakes

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 2 - Video (How to deal with visitors in the office) - Fixing mistakes

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 3 - Video (How to deal with visitors in the office) - Correct version

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 4 - Practice with video repetition

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 4.1 - Practice with role-play

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 5- Advanced practice 1 - Useful expressions

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 5.1 - Advanced practice 2 - Slides and listening training

    • Lesson 3 Chapter 5.2 - Advanced practice 3 - Flashcards

    • Chapter 3 lesson 5.3 - Advanced practice 4 - Dealing with visitors in special situations

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 5.3 - Advanced practice 5 - Role-play

    • Chapter 3 Lesson 6 - Homework!

  • 5

    Next step

    • What's next?

    • Before you go... we have a few more questions!