visual japanese learning

Intermediate Course

Build on your Japanese foundation with our online intermediate course. You will learn more advanced grammar by balancing listening, speaking, reading, and writing to acquire practical Japanese skills.

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What you will learn
  • Have everyday conversations with natural Japanese pronunciation.
  • Read smoothly and fully understand text of a certain length.
  • Be able to properly express your opinion in a rational way.

Our Intermediate online course focuses on situation-related Japanese. Using the beginner level’s grammar points as a basis, this level will move onto more advanced grammar by balancing 5 skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication) to acquire practical Japanese skills.

Intermediate I

Target level: N4~N3 (JLPT) / A2~B1 (CEFR)

  • Understand the main points of an everyday-life conversation or of a familiar topic, even when encountering some unknown words.
  • Understand the difference between the written language and spoken language, and use them separately.
  • Understand the summary of a text (about 1,000 characters) about a familiar topic.
  • Be able to read smoothly with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.
  • Be able to read a 600~800 character text and answer simple questions about it.
  • Be able to write a simple composition (around 400~600 characters) that ties together your impressions based on your individual experience, and your opinions.
  • Summarize a text (around 200 characters) with instructions from the teacher.
  • Be able to state your thoughts about a daily topic or a familiar topic you have interest for, making the best use of known vocabulary.
  • Talk with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.
  • Verbs: volitional form
  • Verbs: passive form
  • Verbs: causative-passive
  • Onomatopoeia
  • How to express aims
  • Expressing plans or intentions
  • Defining and describing
  • Conditional form
  • Potential and uncertainty
  • Conjunction
  • Formal language

4 classes (total: 120 hours)

1 Class [ 30 Hours ] = Cost: JPY 49,500

Intermediate II

Target level: N3 (JLPT) / B1 (CEFR)

  • Listen to and understand a consistent talk.
  • Fully understand a text of a certain length.
  • Talk about your experiences, opinions, thoughts, and such, in a logical way.
  • Be able to properly express your opinion in a rational way.
  • Be able to have smooth conversations in various contexts.
  • Talk with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.

4 classes (total: 120 hours)

1 Class [ 30 Hours ] = Cost: JPY 49,500

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time zone: JST (UTC+9)

Twice a week

Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-8:30pm

Starts July 13

Once a week A

Monday 10am-1pm


Once a week B

Saturday 10am-1pm


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Native instructors from Tokyo.

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Certificate upon completion.

30-hour courses

Once or twice a week.

"Sasaki Sensei is the best Japanese teacher I have ever had! She is so passionate about teaching, very devoted and always cheerful. Her slides were brilliant to explain grammar through examples. I hope I can meet her one day to thank her for all her time preparing for our classes."


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We've developed a unique visual learning system, proven effective for teaching Japanese to foreigners.

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Classroom Requirements

Internet Access

Please make sure you have access to a strong enough internet connection that will allow you to see and hear a video stream.


PC, tablet or smartphone is necessary to attend online classes. Headphones are recommended for listening practice but are not mandatory.

Japanese level

Please check the course overview before applying to see if you meet the minimum Japanese language requirements for this class.


This course will be conducted using Zoom or Google Meet. Please download this software for class. No additional purchase necessary.

  • 30-hour course
  • Classes are offered once a week or twice a week. Click enroll for more information on dates and class times.

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    Frequently asked questions

    The maximum number is 15 students per class.
    Yes, you can! For new students with no Japanese experience, we also offer a hiragana and katakana mini course that runs simultaneously with your regular beginner Japanese course.
    Yes, you can! If you already know some Japanese, you can enroll at any time during the semester. Contact us if you would like to enroll after the semester has begun.
    In order to fully immerse students in the language, our teachers generally only speak in Japanese during class time. We find that this is the most effective way to quickly and accurately learn Japanese. However, for students with no experience attending our beginner courses, our teachers may provide limited explanations in English and a few other languages. Some digital contents may be translated in English, French and Spanish as well. We're also working on adding additional languages to support each new term.
    Yes, we can issue an official certficate of completion with our school stamp.
    Yes, we're happy to help! We have an online placement test we can give you to determine which Japanese course is best for you. Please contact us to request a placement test.
    For group lessons, absences can not be made up at a later date or credited back to you. However, as a courtesy, we can record the lesson if you contact us at least 24 hours before the class starts.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Enrolled students are given emergency contact information for online issues, absences, billing, and all other technical support.

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