Our Pro-Connect courses are comprehensive language courses that emphasize speaking and listening, while also boosting your skills in reading and writing at the same time. In these courses, you can expect:

  • Clear explanations of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Communicative activities to practice your skills.
  • An enjoyable multi-cultural environment.

Each stage consists of 150  hours learning(except first stage which is 120 hours) with a minimum of 30 hours enrolment (one level). There are 3 stages from Beginner. All courses are taught by native teachers.

In addition, Pro-Connect courses can qualify you to obtain an optional Education Visa, either for six months or a year.

What are the pre-requirements?

  • An appropriate score on our placement test.

What will I gain from this course?

  • Better communication skills in Japanese.
  • Confidence to express yourself more freely and fluently.
  • A deeper understanding of Japanese grammar and vocabulary.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anybody looking to improve their communication skills in Japanese.

Course Outcomes & Books

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11· Talk about nationalities and occupations · Introduce yourself and others, at your workplace or at a party · Talk about a nearby object and its owner · Ask for telephone numbers
2· Pronouns and Noun Modifiers · Talk about the times of meetings and parties · Ask the hours of services in store and hotels · Ask the prices of items in a store and make a purchase · Ask what the size, color and country of origin of an item is, and buy the item · Buy one or more of an item, telling the clerk how many you need
3· Motion Verbs · Getting Around · Talk about where you will go, when and with whom · Confirming Schedules · Talk about travel destinations, places and people to visit, dates and times and means of transportation
            24· Existence of People and Things · Talk about tourist destinations · Describe what is inside a building · Talk about numbers of things or people that exist in a place · Talk about the whereabouts of things and people
5· Verbs That Take a Grammatical Object · Making Plans for the Weekend · State how frequently you do something and give a brief reason for why you do it · Order food at a restaurant
6· Adjectives Giving and Receiving · Talk about the characteristics of things and people · Use basic greetings when visiting people and receiving guests · Talk about giving and receiving gifts · Praise someone’s possessions · Express your thoughts about experiences · Express gratitude · Make a telephone call
37· Inviting Someone to Do Something and Making Suggestions · Offering to Do Something · Talk about events · Invite someone / be invited to an event · Make plans with someone · Talk about what you own · Offer to help someone/ accept or reject someone’s offer · Give a reason for offering someone something, inviting someone to do something or refusing someone’s invitation · Reading & writing: Hiragana: A – KO , SA – TO & NA – HO
8· ON BUSINESS OUTSIDE TOKYO · Talk about weekend plans and travel plans; state what you will do in what order · Talk about schedule in detail · Ask to have something delivered by a specific means from a store or office · Ask someone to do something for you · Give directions to a taxi driver · Reading & writing Hiragana: NA – HO , MA – YO , RA – N
9· The -Nai Form of the Verb · Talks about getting on and off means of transportation, and about departure and arrival times · Talk about lengths of stays · Ask about travel times · Ask permission to do something at someone’s house or at a store · Grant or refuse permission, and give a reason for doing so · Forbid someone from doing something · Forbid something and give a reason for doing so · Ask someone not to do something · Reading & writing Hiragana: Modified Sounds & Review · Reading & Writing Katakana: A – KO , SA – TO , NA – HO
410· Present Progressive and Habitual Actions · Current States (Verb Form) · Talk about what you are doing now · Talk about whether you have finished an activity Talk about where you live, where you work, and who your acquaintances are · Ask where something you are looking for is sold · Ask someone at a party or store about something you are interested in · Reading & Writing Katakana: MA – YO , RA – N ,  
11· Preference and Desire · Talk about someone’s likes, skills and interests · Introduce someone, giving details about where they live or work or what their interests are · Talk about what you want to do or where you want to live · Exchange information about a mutual interest · Reading & writing Katakana: Modified Sounds · Reading & Writing: Hiragana & Katakana Review
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11· ASKING FOR ADVICE ABOUT A GIFT · Referring to Indefinite Places, Things, or People · Stating and Asking Preference and Soliciting Suggestions · Making Comparisons (1): Expressing the Comparative Degree · Making Comparisons (2): Expressing the Superlative Degree · “Doing Something to See How It Goes” · Consulting Someone about What to Buy as a Souvenir · Asking Someone Their Preference for Food, Drink, etc. · Stating or Asking for an Opinion about Two or More ltems in Comparison with One Another · Reading Task: おにぎりプロジェクト ( The Rice Ball Project) · Kanji Practice: 来週行今年何人気一二 三四五六七八九十百千
2· Getting Information or Advice: “I’d Like to… But …?” · Making Comparisons (3): Singling Out an Item for Comparison · Stating Decisions · Stating the Size or Characteristics of an Item · You Wish to Buy · Asking a Clerk to Gift-wrap an Item · Indicating Your Preferred Method of Payment · Talking about Your Family, Their lnterests, and the Kinds of Gifts that Make Them Happy · Reading Task: ミルズさんのあたらしいパソコン (Mr. Mills’s New Computer) · Kanji Practice: 大小私高安用店員父母
3· Connecting Related Sentences · Describing Ongoing Actions or States in Effect · “Going Somewhere to Do Something” · Describing a Lost Item · Describing the Characteristics of a Person, Place, or Thing · Kanji Practice: 分前後午白中入火水金 · Reading Task: かいぎしつのわすれもの (Items Left Behind in a Conference Room)
24· Plain Forms of Verbs (1): Present-affirmative and Present-negative Tenses · Asking for and Offering Explanations (1): Verb (Plain Form) +んです (ndesu) · Expressing Frequency: ~に~回 ~ni ~kai · Talking about Routines and Habits · Talking about lnterests and Things You Want to Learn · Explaining Why You Are Doing Something out of the Ordinary · Kanji Practice: 毎朝時間半日月土回部
5· Plain Forms of Verbs (2): Past-affirmative and Past-negative Tenses 行った/行かなかった itta/ikanakatta · Talking about Past Experiences: ~たことがあります ~ta kotoga arimasu · Talking about Traveling in Japan and Japanese Cultural Experiences · Reporting the Time and Pressing Someone to Do Something · Gathering Information about What You Want to Do or Where You Want to Go · Inviting a Colleague to Go Somewhere with You · Reading Task: ききゅうツアー (A Balloon Tour) · Kanji Practice: 帰本木課事仕昼夜見食
6· Using the Adverbial Forms of Adjectives to Modify Verbs: ~く/~に ~ku/~ni · “Going Somewhere to Do Something and Coming Back” ~てきます ~tekimasu · Making Strong Suggestions ~た/ないほうがいいです ~ta/nai hōga iidesu · “Not Yet” ~まだしていません ~mada shiteimasen · Asking for and Offering Explanations (2): Noun/Adjective+んです (ndesu) · Complaining about Your Health · Showing Concern for the Health of Others · Stating or Confirming the Progress of Preparations · Reading Task: ごそうだん (Consultation) · Kanji Practice: 薬買飲休会議書読国先
37· Expressing a Sequence of Events (1):”Before” ~前に ~maeni · Expressing a Sequence of Events (2): ~てから ~tekara · “When” (1): 学生のとき/さむいとき gakuseino toki/samui toki · Talking about Someone’s Personal History · Giving a Detailed Self-introduction · Reading Task: 佐々木さんのけいれき (Ms. Sasaki’s Personal History) · Kanji Practice: 学生校支社終語子男女
8· Describing a Change in State (1): ~く/~になります ~ku/~ni narimasu · ‘When” (2): 行くとき/行ったとき Iku toki/itta toki · Plain Forms of Adjectives and of Nouns + です (desu): おいしい/便利だ/あめだ oishii/benrida/ameda · Using Direct and Indirect Quotation: ~と言っていました ~to itteimashita · Talking about Changes that Have Come Over a Town · Talking about an Old Acquaintance and How They Have Changed · Reading Task 1: ホームステイのおもいで (Reminiscences of a Homestay) · Reading Task 2: 原宿物語 (The Story of Harajuku) · Kanji Practice: 東京西南北便利言夕空
9· Forming Modifying Clauses: パーティーに来た人 pātīni kita hito · Nominalizing Sentences: 仕事が終わるのは~ shigotoga owarunowa ~ · Describing a Building’s Facilities · Describing Your Personal Effects · Describing Someone’s Personality · Reading Task 1: マルタンさんのブログ (Ms. Martin’s Blog) · Reading Task 2: アメリカ人かぞくのブログ (The Blog of an American Family) · Kanji Practice: 去友作長方度山川花田
410· Giving a Reason (1): ~ので ~node · Expressing Potentiality: 行けます ikemasu · Talking about Schedules · Talking about the Services Available at a Department Store · Reading & Writing Task: おさそい(Invitations) · Reading Task: かんそう (Impressions) · Kanji Practice: 両親初始出予定目末思
11· Expressing Volition: “I Am Thinking about…” : ~う/ようと思っています ~u/yō to omotteimasu · Giving a Reason (2): ~て/~で ~te/~de · Forming Indirect Questions: ~か/~かどうか ~ka/~dōka · Stating What You Are Thinking about Doing in the Near Future · Expressing Your Feelings and Giving Reasons for Them · Talking about Possible Scenarios That Could Occur in the Near Future · Kanji Practice: 旅多少屋約聞新古発着
12· Expressing Uncertainty: ~かもしれません ~kamoshiremasenn · Talking about Future Events Coming into Being ~たら ~tara · Calling for Teamwork When Hosting a Barbecue · Confirming the Details of a Trip · Telling Someone over the Phone That You Do Not Have Time to Talk and Will Call Them Back Later · Reading Task 1: しんぱいしょうの人の話 (Words from a Worrywart) · Reading Task 2: 富士山 (Mt. Fuji) · Kanji Practice: 館名泊円意電話番号駅


13· Describing a Change in State (2): ~てきました ~tekimashita · Making Hypothetical Statements: ~たら ~tara · Talking about Changes in Sales/Productivity · Talking about Your Dreams for the Future · Talking about What to Do in the Event of Disaster · Reading Task: 3おく円あたったら (If I Won 300 Million Yen) · Kanji Practice: 売上下倍万特別口雨車
14· Stating the Result of an Action or Event: ~たら~ました ~tara~mashita · Indicating That an Action or Event Has Been Completed: ~てしまいました ~teshimaimashita · Making Conditional Statements: ~ば ~ba · Talking about Problems and Explaining Solutions · Asking for Suggestions about How to Solve Problems · Reading Task: ミルズさんのにっき (Mr. Mills’s Diary) · Kanji Practice: 動自待打合急内外雪天
15· Speaking of Natural or Habitual Results: ~と ~to · Expressing Necessity: ~なければなりません ~nakereba narimasen · Giving Directions · Using Intransitive and Transitive Verbs · Giving Reason for Rejecting an Invitation · Reading Task 1 : けいたいメール (Text Messaging) · Reading Task 2: 私のすんでいるまちのごみの出し方 (How to Put Out the Trash in the Town I Live in) · Kanji Practice: 専階右左側失礼手足立





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· Expressing Suppositions & Wondering Aloud: でしょう、だろう deshō, darō でしょうか、だろうか deshōka, darōka · Expressing Impressions (1): よう、みたい yō, mitai · Conveying Information Gained Elsewhere: そう sō · Describing Actions Done or to Be Done in Preparation for the Future ~ておく~teoku · Asking about Something You Do Not Understand · Pointing Out Something You Noticed · Presenting Knowledge You Have Acquired · Explaining Preparations and Procedures · Kanji Practice: 音声味鳥住所最近様主


· Expressing Certainty: はず  hazu · Expressing Beliefs or Expectations Based on Information Gained Elsewhere: らしい rashii · Expressing Impressions (2): そう sō · Expressing Ideas that Run Contrary to Expectation (1): のに noni · Pointing Out Something You Think Is Strange · Making Suppositions · Stating Your Impression Based on How Things Appear · Kanji Practice: 知品開閉犬魚低体同服


· Expressing Causes of or Reasons for Situations or Outcomes: ため(に) tame(ni) · Describing Change (1): Changes Coming into Effect ようになるyōninaru · Describing Change (2): Continuous Changes: ~ていく ~teiku · Talking about Changes in Everyday Life · Talking about Things You See around Town · Talking about Changes While Referring to a Graph · Reading a Short Passage (about 250 characters) · Kanji Practice: 全家庭族門物病院有場



· Nominalizing Sentences: こと koto · Indicating Means or Attendant Circumstances: ~て/~で、~ないで/~ずに ~te/~de, ~naide/~zuni · Describing Deliberate Effects: ~てある ~tearu · Expressing Purpose (1): ように yōni · Soliciting and Stating Opinions · Explaining Procedures · Talking about How Facilities Are Used · Kanji Practice: 野菜教質問無農使広業


· Expressing Completion/lncompletion of Past, Present, or Future Actions ~ている、~ていた ~teiru, ~teita · Describing Change (3): Effected Changes ~く/にする ~ku/nisuru · Expressing Purpose (2): ため(に) tame(ni) · Describing Simultaneous Actions: ながら nagara · Telling News · Explaining about Careers · Asking for Reasons or for an Explanation of How a Situation Came to Be · Kanji Practice: 料理悪晩勉強法力地切


· Expressing Ideas that Run Contrary to Expectation (2): ~ても ~temo · Expressing Lack of Obligation: ~なくてもいい ~nakutemoii · Giving Examples of Events or Actions: ~たり、~たり ~tari, ~tari · Stating Decisions: ことになる、ことにする kotoni naru, kotoni suru · Making Suggestions Based on Supposition : なら nara · Talking about the Weather and Its Effects · Talking about Global Warming · Talking about Environmental Problems · Reading a Short Passage (about 350 characters) · Kanji Practice: 球化世界題温以起台風



· Describing the Actions of Giving and Receiving Services: ~てもらう、~てくれる、~てあげる ~temorau, ~tekureru, ~teageru · Expressing Intention (I): つもり tsumori · Using Passive Structures:~れる/られる ~reru/rareru · Expressing Intention (2): ~う/ようとする ~u/yōtosuru · Indicating a Span of Time During Which an Action or Event Occurs: あいだ(に) aida(ni) · Asking Someone to Do Something for You · Expressing Gratitude for a Service · Making Excuses · E-mail · Talking about Awful Experiences · Explaining Circumstances · Talking about Things that Trouble You · Kanji Practice: 商代貸借送映画写真歌 · Kanji Practice: 券席乗走説明通訳死建


· Using Passive Structures: ~れる/られる ~reru/rareru · Expressing Intention (2): ~う/ようとする ~u/yōtosuru · Indicating a Span of Time During Which an Action or Event Occurs: あいだ(に) aida(ni) · Talking about Awful Experiences · Explaining Circumstances · Talking about Things that Trouble You · Kanji Practice: 券席乗走説明通訳死建


· Using Causative and Causative-passive Structures: ~せる/させる ~seru/saseru · Talking about Education · Asking for Permission to Do Something · Talking about What You Wish Your Spouse/ Partner Would Do · Reading a Short Passage (about 400 characters) · Kanji Practice: 件持育道考歩習運転注



· Honorifics (1): Key Expressions: いらっしゃる irassharu · Honorifics (2): Basic Patterns: お~になる、お~する o~ninaru, o~suru · Honorifics (3): Honorific Verbs for Giving and Receiving: ~ていただく、~てくださる、~てさしあげる ~teitadaku, ~tekudasaru, ~tesashiageru · Greeting People; Introducing People · Expressing Gratitude · Apologizing · Kanji Practice: 黒米英楽色赤青銀茶工


· Leaving and Relaying Messages: ~ように言う ~yōni iu · Using Plain Imperatives: Do and Don’t ~行け ~ike · Honorifics (4): Auxiliary Honorific Verbs: ~行かれる ~ikareru · Leaving Messages · Giving and Quoting Commands · Kanji Practice: 連絡伝医者遠研究室図


· Explaining Reasons: (~は)~からだ (~wa) ~karada · Understanding Written Styles · Understanding Spoken Styles · Talking about Events · Engaging in Conversation With Friends · Reading a Short Passage (about 500 characters) · Reading about Customs and Special Occasions · Kanji Practice: 性慣洋割増兄姉弟妹曜



· Talking about Reasons: ~わけ ~wake · Describing Phases of Action ~ところ ~tokoro · Complaining · Making and Responding to Apologies · Asking For and Responding to Explanations · Reading about the Reasons behind Customs · Kanji Practice: 記早心重正元不牛肉飯


· A FEW WORDS FROM THE HOST · Formal Invitations Casual Invitations · RSVP Postcards E-mail · Writing & Reading Simple Speeches · Reading Practice 1-6 · Kanji Practice: 忙表集海漢文字紙計町


· AT A RECEPTION · Expressing Modesty · Expressing Gratitude · Apologizing · Introducing People · Asking How Someone Is Doing

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