Business Japanese Language Training Courses
Beginner to Advanced
Personalised to your level and role
Choose from Intensive, Ongoing or In-country
In-company or at a Communicaid Training Centre
Learn Japanese with Communicaid, Europe's leading provider of Business Japanese training courses.
With more than 20 years' experience of working with private and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors, we are ideally placed to help you achieve the level of business or social Japanese you require.
Available worldwide, choose from extensive weekly Japanese sessions at your offices or an intensive Japanese course at a Communicaid centre. In addition to face-to-face training options we also provide eLearning and virtual training programmes.
Through Communicaid's language training we have been able to not only improve communication across our territories and with our parent company in Japan, but also engage and motivate employees further by offering language training as an incentive.
Evan Perkins, Learning and Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (UK)
A Communicaid Japanese course will provide you with the ability to:
A Communicaid Japanese course is suitable for:
The content and format of your Japanese training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Japanese and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, areas covered in our Japanese courses can include:
Japanese courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year if you are looking to learn Japanese. Our Japanese classes take place between 08:00 and 20:00 although Japanese training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Japanese course materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Japanese course - from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
All Communicaid Japanese trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years' professional Japanese training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Japanese trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Japanese trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Japanese training team who will work with you in your Japanese class.
YH has been a core Japanese trainer with Communicaid since 2002. He has successfully delivered general and business Japanese courses to high profile clients such as Nomura, GSK, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, De Beers, Standard and Poor's and Deutsche Bank.
Originally graduating from Law from Rikkyo University, Tokyo in 1992, YH possesses a solid commercial background having worked in Japan and Europe. Before embarking on a career in Japanese language training, YH worked in overseas and domestic purchasing for Hitachi for nine years. Based in both Tokyo and Dusseldorf, YH's responsibilities included negotiating, drafting contracts and preparing shipping documents.
Japanese is the de facto official language of Japan. It is spoken by over 127 million people, mostly in Japan, although communities of Japanese speakers can be found in neighbouring countries such as Korea and mainland China as result of former Japanese occupation and in Brazil, Peru and the United States where there have been large influxes of emigrants.
Japanese is of the Japonic family of languages and is most closely related to Ryukyuan, which although regarded by linguists as a separate language, is widely considered a dialect of Japanese by native speakers of the language. In Japan, there are dozens of regional dialects, which can generally be distinguished into three groups: Tokyo-type, Western-type and Kyushu-type dialects.
Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji, hiragana, and katakana. The Japanese initially adopted Chinese writing script for its written language. However, over time, Chinese characters (Kanji) were supplemented by two other types of scripts were developed. Hiragana and Katakana are both syllabaries, where each character is representative of a syllable.