Inner West Nihongo Academy

インナーウエスト

 にほんご アカデミー  

日本語 開出見

in Sydney

JAPANESE LANGUAGE

LESSONS  FOR

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Free Trial

Creative Kids Voucher

Early Bird discount

About the Teacher

YUKO(ゆうこ)

こんにちは!(Konnichiwa)

I am a teacher at the Inner West Nihongo Academy. I was born, raised, and worked in Kyoto, Japan. So, I am obviously a native Japanese speaker! 

 

I am a qualified Japanese teacher. In Japan, I taught students from overseas at several high schools as a JSL (Japanese as a second language) teacher. In Australia, I have worked at a Japanese community language school and also taught business Japanese at a company. My teaching style is friendly, interactive, and informative. Don't worry about making mistakes. I believe that students learn best when they feel comfortable trying out new things!

 

I love traveling, reading, watching movies, and studying languages. (I can speak Japanese, Mandarin and English) I can share my experience of how I learned 3 languages and give you tips & advice to you.

 

I enjoy teaching because I learn a lot from students and I love to see students smiling at their "Yes, I did it!" moment.

Let's have fun studying Japanese together!

 

About our Academy

“I want to speak more Japanese!”

“I want to understand manga and anime in Japanese!”

"I want to improve my results in exams!”

“I want to learn Japanese for traveling to Japan!”

 

What do you want to achieve in Japanese? Inner West Nihongo Academy will help you fulfill your dreams.

Our curriculum is designed to build practical Japanese skills in an interactive way to improve your communication skills.

Let's enjoy studying with friends who have common interests in a friendly environment.

 

Our school name “開出見” (academy) means 

 開 = open    出 = out      見 =see

 

In our lessons, you can open your mind, look out into the wider world, and broaden your perspective. You will see a whole new world!

 

COURSES

BEGINNER COURSE

group lesson

online delivery 

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Intermediate COURSE

group lesson

online delivery 

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JAPANESE

FOR

BACKGROUND SPEAKERS

group lesson

online delivery 

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ONLINE

speaking practice

1:1-2  lesson

 online delivery

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PRIVATE LESSONs

 online /

face-to-face

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 BEGINNER COURSE

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This class is for students who are currently studying Japanese at the beginner level at school or have just started to learn Japanese. 

In this course, you will learn the basics of conversation in daily life with visual and audio materials. You will be given various fun activities to develop essential skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

The teacher will talk to you in Japanese as much as possible but English is also used when necessary. Kanji (Chinese characters) are gradually introduced to give students a head start. ( Kanji is thought to be one of the trickiest part of learning Japanese) The aim of this course is to expand your expressive ability and turn your grammatical knowledge into real practical communication skills. So, you will actually be able to enjoy talking with native Japanese people! You will also learn the culture (old & new) and unique Japanese values to foster intercultural understanding.

90 mins per lesson /Group lesson/ in-class lesson   Currently available online 

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 INTERMEDIATE COURSE

This class is for students who have completed the Beginner Course or have the equivalent level of the pre-intermediate class.

 

In this course, you will build up the new grammatical knowledge on top of the contents you have learned in the Beginner Course. You will practice more sophisticated expressions in how to express your own experience and opinion, how to make a clear explanation, how to use honorifics(Keigo), etc. Fluency in speaking is also focused so that you will be able to have smooth conversations in real situations. You will expand more Kanji knowledge as well. Authentic materials (ex. easy news articles, manga, J-pop songs,etc.) are introduced to increase your motivation to study because learning should be fun!  

90 mins per lesson /Group lesson/ in-class lesson   Currently available online 

 
 

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JAPANESE FOR BACKGROUND SPEAKERS

「ハイスクールで自分にあう日本語クラスがない。」

「日本語補習校を卒業、または途中退学したあと、日本語に触れる機会がない。」

「日本語を勉強して、日本のことについてもっと知りたい。」

「漫画やアニメを日本語で理解できるようになりたい。」

「親戚と日本語で話したい。」

「日系バックグラウンドを持つ友達が欲しい。」

「日本語は話せるけど、読み書きが苦手。」

「自分の日本語にもっと自信を持ちたい…。」など

 

  このクラスはそんな様々な希望や悩みを持つ生徒様のためのクラスです。レッスンの前半では、正しい日本語の知識を身につけるため、文法中心の学習をします。レッスンの後半では、様々なジャンルの記事、簡単なニュース、マンガ、アニメ、J-popなどの実用的で楽しい教材で勉強します。これにより、話し言葉や書き言葉、男女の異なる言葉遣い、敬語表現など様々な日本語に触れることができます。

​また、漢字の学習もします。授業は基本的に日本語で行いますので、ある程度の日本語能力が必要になります。

 

 この教室が、日本文化や価値観を学び、そのヘリテージをあなたの人生にどう活かしていくのかを考える場になればと願っています。

 

1レッスン90分。グループレッスン。現在、オンラインでの提供となります。

“There are no Japanese classes that suit me in high school.”

“After graduating from a Japanese community language school or leaving school halfway,    I have no opportunity to use Japanese.”

“I want to study Japanese and learn more about Japan.”

“I want to enjoy manga and anime in Japanese.”

“I want to talk to relatives in Japanese.”

“I want friends with a Japanese background.”

“I can speak Japanese but I am not good at reading and writing.”

“I want to be more confident in my Japanese” etc.

  

This class is for students with a variety of desires and needs. In the first half of the lesson, you will focus on grammar to gain proper knowledge of the language. In the second half of the lesson, you will study with practical and fun materials such as articles of various genres, easy news, manga, anime, J-pop, and more. This allows you to experience different types of Japanese, such as Japanese for spoken and written, for men and women, and honorific expressions, etc. You will learn KANJI as well.

Since the lessons are basically conducted in Japanese, a certain level of Japanese proficiency is required.

I hope this class will be a place for you to learn about Japanese culture and value, then think about how you can incorporate such a great heritage in your life.

 

90 minutes per lesson/ Group lesson / Currently available online

 

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ONLINE SPEAKING PRACTICE

Do you want to enjoy conversations with a Japanese native speaker?

Do you need to improve your speaking ability for exams ?

Or you just want to try out a new thing?

Whatever the reasons are, here is the solution for you!

 

This course is for students who wish to practice casual conversations or conversations with a chosen topic. You can practice speaking with your teacher one-on-one or in small groups of 2 (with a friend) by using an online video call app.

You can request what you want to talk about, or the teacher can suggest interesting topics for you. Your teacher will introduce native expressions and correct your pronunciation, so you will be able to speak natural and fluent Japanese in no time!

All levels are welcome.  (Including absolute beginners!)

25 minutes per lesson / 1:1-2 lesson / Online delivery

 

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PRIVATE LESSONS

"How can I learn Kanji effectively?

"I want to learn Japanese from zero."

"I need help with my writing!"

"I love J-pop songs. I want to know the meaning of the lyrics!"

"I want to study for JLPT(Japanese Language Proficiency Test)"

Everyone has different needs for learning. We can customize lessons all for you! Feel free to talk to the teacher about what you would like to do.  

 

 60 mins per lesson/ 1:1 lesson / Online or Face-to-face delivery

 

INFORMATION

Timetable & Fees 

   for Term 4, 2020 

Terms & Conditions

What you need

 for your online lessons

First Lesson Free!

We accept Creative Kids Voucher

Early Bird discount price available

   Enrol by 27 Sep for Term4

 
CONTACT US

Contact details

Concord West, NSW

(10mins walk from North Strathfield train station)

* The location detail is provided upon request.

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