Hello everyone.

Nihongo Center is launching its first Online course for October 2020.

This program is meant exclusively for complete beginners and will focus on the content until the N5 of the JLPT.

We also have a survey regarding the online course and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share your thoughts about it.

GDM (Great Direct Method)

GDM is an original teaching method created by Nihongo Center. It is focused on survival Japanese for the 5 first weeks.

GDM content can be found below:

  • Topic particle "wa" and "mo"
  • "Kore", "Sore", "Are"
  • Question words "Nan", "Dare", "Dore", "Doko"
  • Possessive particle "no"
  • "Kono", "Sono", "Ano" and question word "Dono"
  • Location particle "ni"
  • Subject particle "ga"
  • Verbal conjugation: Present, Past, Affirmative, Negative forms
  • Expression of the spatial position
  • Enumeration particle "to" and "ya"
  • Direct object particle "o"
  • Direction of motion particle "e"
  • Action particle "de"
  • Time particle "ni"
  • "Give and Receive", "Ageru" and "Morau"
  • "A-i" and "A-na" adjectives
  • Like and Dislike: "suki", "kirai"
  • Asking for a service "V-te kudasai"
  • Suggestion form "V-mashô"
  • Successive action "V-te, V-masu"
  • Expression of continuity "V-te imasu"
  • "Go and do something" form: "V-ni ikimasu"
  • Changing a verb to a noun or action "Vdict + koto"
  • Expression of past experience "V-ta + koto"
  • Expression of desire "V-tai", "hoshii"
  • Expression of self opinion "to omou"
DLP (Dialogue practice)

DLP is directly done after the GDM lesson. It is mainly a roleplay class where students have to reuse what they learned during the GDM lesson for a better understanding and practice.

  • Greetings
  • Phone conversation
  • Job
  • Time
  • My house
  • My room
  • Where did you go?
  • Shopping
  • My day
  • Adjectives "A-i" and "A-na"
  • Hobby
  • At the hospital
  • Family
  • Shopping (2)
  • Invitation
  • Vacation/Holiday
  • Weather
  • Where am I?
  • Expressing your gratitude
  • Have you ever been to…?
  • Picnic
  • At the bus stop
Genki 1

Genki 1 focuses on grammar, listening, vocabulary and kanji. It covers the remaining contents after the GDM until reaching the N5 of the JLPT.

  • Genki lesson 10: Comparatives and Superlatives

  • Example of studied Kanji

Online Course Survey

  • Would you be interested in the following content?

  • Class during 3.5 hours a day from 13.15 pm to 16.45 pm (Japanese time)
  • Please write your contact address so we can answer all your questions and contact you for further details.