Why should beginners learn Japanese with Berlitz?

Japan is the third largest economy in the world. Especially in the field of technology, Japan is at the forefront and home to many attractive employers. The ability to speak Japanese is therefore an important requirement for many jobs. Even if you travel to Japan for vacation, your knowledge of Japanese will allow you to communicate without difficulty and give you a deeper insight into Japanese culture. Many also learn Japanese as a personal challenge and to improve their cognitive skills.

Berlitz has been helping people around the world learn new languages for over 140 years and has developed the best and most effective learning methods over the years. At the core of our Berlitz method is maximum and active participation by language learners, so that they learn to speak Japanese confidently and without error from the very beginning. We offer a wide variety of course types, combining proven language learning methods with new technical tools to optimize your learning experience.

What will you learn in our Japanese course for beginners?

Berlitz Level 1 | CEFR Level A 1

  • Introduce yourself to new people
  • Order food in a restaurant
  • Describe your work and your basic field of work
  • Make an appointment, ask questions, and give the time of day
  • Ask for directions
  • Go shopping and ask about prices
  • Make calls, receive and leave simple messages

Berlitz Level 2 | CEFR Level A 2.1

  • Plan and talk about your next trip
  • Describe your responsibilities and those of your work colleagues
  • Contact a doctor, state your symptoms, and order medication
  • Talk about your hobbies
  • Describe where you live and what your home and city are like

Berlitz Level 3 | CEFR Level A 2.2

  • Make plans with friends and family and suggest places to meet them
  • Describe vacation plans and leisure activities
  • Buy event tickets
  • Talk about transportation
  • Ask about budgets and project specifications

Berlitz Level 4 | CEFR Level A 2.3

  • Participate in social activities
  • Ask others for favors
  • Apologize
  • Describe personal skills and work competencies
  • Talk about current news
  • Describe future plans

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How do I know what level corresponds to my language proficiency?

If you already have Japanese language skills, we will conduct a language test with you before you start your language course. After the needs analysis, we will talk with you about your learning goals so that we can find the right Japanese course for you.

What is the fastest way to learn Japanese?

The fastest way to learn Japanese is to take one of our intensive courses. Seminars, language trips, and our Total Immersion courses are ideal for those who want to acquire a lot of new knowledge in a short period of time.

Are all language trainers native speakers?

Yes, all our language trainers are native speakers, which allows us to ensure that you learn all the important terms, phrases, and colloquial expressions.

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Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that's right for you - with no obligation on your part. Your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.