EXPRESS PROGRAM LEVEL CHECK

(For Lite Program, click here)

Not sure what level you should enrol in? Use the level check description below as a guideline.

Beginner 1

  • You have never studied Japanese before, including kanji.

Beginner 2 

  • You have completed Genki Book 1 up to chapter 4 and can read hiragana; or
  • You have studied Japanese for 40 hours (classroom-based) or 20 hours (1-on-1 lessons) and you have started learning kanji (40 kanji words). You know how to ask for time and prices, how to ask for direction, and how to order food. You have learnt about positive and negative statements, present tense, past tense, and adjectives.

Intermediate 1

  • You have completed Genki Book 1 up to chapter 8 and can read hiragana and katakana; or
  • You have studied Japanese for 80 hours (classroom-based) or 40 hours (1-on-1 lessons) and you have learnt about 100 kanji words. You know about present tense and past tense short forms, how to make a polite request, how to explain a reason, how to state a prohibition, continuous form, quotation, and conjugation.

Intermediate 2

  • You have completed Genki Book 1 up to chapter 12 and can read hiragana and katakana; or
  • You have studied Japanese for 120 hours (classroom-based) or 60 hours (1-on-1 lessons) and you have learnt about 150 kanji words.  You know about how to make comparison, how to state a plan, present perfect tense, how to give advice, potential verbs, how to express desire, probability, and compliments.

Advanced 1

  • You have completed Genki Book 2 up to chapter 16; or
  • You have studied Japanese for 160 hours (classroom-based) or 80 hours (1-on-1 lessons) and you have learnt about 200 kanji words.  You know about volitional form, qualifier, giving and receiving, how to express hopes and regrets, transitive & intransitive verbs, supposition, and honorific verbs.

Advanced 2

  • You have completed Genki Book 2 up to chapter 20; or
  • You have studied Japanese for 200 hours (classroom-based) or 100 hours (1-on-1 lessons) and you have learnt about 250 kanji words.  You know about extra modest expression, passive sentence, conditional sentences, causative-passive sentences, and instructional sentences.
  • You now want to focus on honing your speaking & listening skills to be able to understand speech spoken at natural speed, as well as be able to read articles on various topics.