Business Japanese Program

Intensive Course Sample Course Plans
Current Level
Intermediate level in speaking and listening
Course Objectives
To develop and enhance business communication skills with focus on business conversation with colleagues and clients.
To be able to use appropriate keigo based on speaker’s position relative to a Japanese counterpart.
To acquire more advanced sentence structures and practice using expressions appropriate to more formal situations.
Business conversation practice to increase fluency and effectiveness in dialogues and role-playing that are based on specific situations.
Vocabulary, idioms and expressions used in business conversations will be introduced.
Conversation and discussion will be recorded and corrected on the accuracy of expressions.
Introductions-greeting customers
Making an appointment
Listening to clients’ needs
Explaining your company and services
Answering clients’ questions
Making a presentation
Handling a claim
Communicating on telephone and e-mail
“Talking Business in Japanese”(Japan Times) “Shoodan no tameno Nihongo” (Three A network) etc.
Real business documents. We encourage you to bring your own materials if you desired
Sample lesson (120 minutes)
Free-talk for warming up 15 minutes
Review of the previous lesson 20 minutes
Presentation of new concepts 50 minutes
Oral practice/Listening exercise 20 minutes
Role-play* 15 minutes
*Students will engage in challenging activities that require them to use their Japanese in simulated situations, for example, role-playing at a meeting or visiting clients.
Ms. Sachiyo KANEKO
Sachiyo Kaneko received her B.A. in Western Civilization from Musashi University. Following her graduation, Ms. Kaneko joined Yamaichi Securities and worked for 9 years as a certified security advisor. She left Yamaichi in 1996 to follow her husband to Belgium where he was sent on assignment. She has a working knowledge both French and English. In 2000, she earned her certification as a Japanese language instructor. She brings to the classroom a unique balance of both her business and international experience.

Junko Minagawa received her degree in Japanese Education in Gakushuuin University. Following her graduation, Ms.Minagawa worked for Shoogakukan Publishing Service in Customer Service Division for three years. She became a Japanese teacher in 2001 and is one of the most recent instructors at PFC. Besides teaching students at PFC, She is currently in charge of editing monthly News Letters.
Expected number of lesson hours
40 hours < 2 hours x 20 days>

*You will be expected to review at your place after the every lesson.
*We accept you will review at our office and make questions to us after the lessons.
16:00-18:00 Monday to Friday (tentative)
Starting Date:

No charge for cancellation by 17:00 on the day before the lesson. In case the lesson is scheduled for Monday, cancellation will not be accepted if it is made after 5 pm on Friday of the preceding week.
To make a cancellation or change, you can let the instructor know directly or call P.Y International (03-5771-7071). You can also contact us by e-mail ( ). In this case, please send the mail by 15:00 on the day before the lesson, and make sure that you receive the confirmation e-mail from us by 17:00 the same day.

Please discuss with your instructor if you want to reschedule lessons.