How to Sound More Professional in Japanese – Japanese Course


Learn natural Japanese that can be used in the business world

This workshop takes you out of that beginner stage and into more natural business Japanese that fits to the situation.
If you’ve ever found yourself thinking “I can handle every-day conversation, but I’m still talking like a high-schooler!” or “I can’t quite follow when my colleagues are deep in conversation”, this is the workshop for you.
This workshop will show you how to use keigo properly and level up your business Japanese.
This workshop is perfect if you want to broaden your vocabulary and grammar, know Japanese expressions for business situations, and improve your Japanese.
Each workshop session is one hour, and can be taken as a set or on its own.
Expand your business Japanese skills with this F2L workshop!

After completing the course you will be able to…

  • Understand the rules of keigo (honorific language)
  • Learn to adapt your language to the situation and your relationship
  • Understand the difference between spoken and written language

Lesson Description
*Single or multiple workshop sessions can be chosen

  • Session 1: Introduction to Keigo and Listening Skills
    Learn why keigo is used, when you need it, and train your ears to understand keigo phrases you might hear in daily life.
  • Session 2: Keigo Essentials: Grammar and Rules
    Learn the different types of keigo, and how their usage changes depending on the situation. Set up your foundation by learning the grammatical rules and structure.
  • Session 3: When You’re the Customer: Listening-focussed Keigo
    In Japan, keigo can be heard everywhere in daily life: at restaurants, at convenience stores, and even stations and hotels. By practicing through skits and role-play, learn how to deal with keigo you hear around town.
  • Session 4: “Hourensou”: Keigo for communication reporting, contacting, and consulting in the workplace
    In Japan, “hourensou” is a basic concept in the workplace, meaning “reporting, communication, consultation”. In this workshop, you will learn appropriate Japanese and how to implement “hourensou” in different work situations, whether that’s with your boss, senior, or colleagues.
  • Session 5: External Business Interactions
    Level up your business Japanese skills so that you can impress external clients and business partners.

  • Session 6: Writing Practice: Business Emails
    Japanese business emails use a lot of set phrases. Learn how to use them and how to avoid wrongly using spoken expressions.

Teaching materials

  • Textbook: 伸ばす!就活能力・ビジネス日本語力

Date & Time

  • Wednesdays 12:30 – 13:30

Workshop Dates

  • Session 1: March 16, 2022
  • Session 2: March 23, 2022
  • Session 3: March 30, 2022
  • Session 4: April 6, 2022
  • Session 5: April 13, 2022
  • Session 6: April 20, 2022


  • Online

Application deadline

  • Three days prior to session

Number of Spaces

  • 2 to 6 people

Recommended Current Japanese Level

  • JLPT N4 grammar and vocabulary knowledge

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