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    Language Door Los Angeles offers small interactive Japanese classes. Our comfortable, casual environment helps to make learning Japanese fun and convenient. We schedule our classes at times that work for busy adults. Enrich your life as you learn one language or learn many.
  • Course description

    For the beginning classses, we use "Japanese For Busy People I ", for the intermediate classes, "Japanese For Busy People II " by AJALT (Association for Japanese-Language Teaching ) For the advanced classes, we provide handouts at no charge.
    Beginning A  ( Book I,  Lesson 1 - 6 )
    Topics -- Introductions, Exchanging business cards, Asking about business hours, and Shopping
    Grammar and usage -- the affirmative, the negative and the interrogative of copula, particles ( wa, o, e ), question words ( what, whose, how much, what time, when, with whom ), ko-so-a-do words, time, counters (mai, hon, hitotsu), etc.

    Beginning B  ( Book I,  Lesson 7 - 12 )

    Topics -- Visiting another company, Going to Nikko, Looking for a parking lot, Making plans for the weekend, At a tempura restaurant, and Receiving hospitality.
    Grammar and usage -- time expressions (day, week, month), particles ( ga, ni, de ), being (arimasu, imasu), location nouns, counters (hitori), question words (where, how, who, how many), kinship terms, adverbs of frequency, i-adjectives and na-adjectives (present affirmative  and negative forms ),  motion verbs ( present, past affirmative and negative forms ), etc.

    Beginning C  ( Book I,  Lesson 13 - 18 )

    Topics -- Giving compliments, Expressing gratitude, Invitations, Participating in a festival, Talking about plans, and Making a request.
    Grammar and usage -- giving and receiving, i-adjectives and na-adjectives ( past affirmative and negative forms ), telephone call, invitations and suggestions ( -mashoo, -mashoo ka, -masen ka ), Te-form of verbs, requests ( -te kudasai ), etc.

    Beginning D  ( Book I, Lesson 19 - 25 )

    Topics -- Going to an art museum, At an art museum, Being warned or advised, Busy at the moment, Responding to an inquiry, Being introduced to someone,  and at a party.
    Grammar and usage --Nai-form, periods ( minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years ) question word ( how long ), ask permission (-temo iidesuka), refuse permission (naide kudasai), present progressive, habitual actions and current states ( -"te imasu), preference (-ga sukidesu), desire (-tai desu), etc.

    Intermediate A  (Book II,  Lesson 1 - 5 )

    Topics -- Rush hour, Lost and found, The health club, A business trip, A new word processor
    Grammar and usage -- comparisons, Te-form of adjectives as a connective, ku/ni -form of adjectives as adverbial use, dictionary form of verbs ( before, can + dictionary form ), Ta-form ( experience - ta kotoga arimasu ),  plain form of verbs,  become + adjectives, nouns ( -ku/ni narimasu ),  after + ing ( -te kara ), connective particle (-shi ) , etc.

    Intermediate B  ( Book II,  Lesson 6 - 10 )

    Topics --  A pale face, Mr.Johnson's arrival, The Obon festival, Prep school, Letter from Kyushu
    Grammar and usage --  had better (-hooga iidesu), modifying nouns,  I think that -( -to omoimasu ),  obiligations, orders, prohibitions, and permission (nakereba narimasen), etc.

    Intermediate C  ( Book II,  Lesson 11 - 15 )

    Topics -- Job interview, Hotel reservations, A gift of chocolate, The referee' s rule, A forgotten umbrella. Grammar and usage -- n desu-form (explanatory  or confirmatory function),  when, if, in the case (toki and baai), expressing uncertainty (daroo to omoimasu), expressing reason (node),  Te-form indicating reason or condition,  no in noun clauses,Tara-form, Nara-form, etc.

    Intermediate D ( Book II, Lesson 16 - 20 )

    Topics -- The new showroom design, Brown's diary, Birthday flowers, The public library, Cherry blossoms
    Grammar and usage -- Ba-form, when and if  (-to), plain style, volitional form, polite expressions, show intent or purpose (tsumori), potential form of verbs.

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