Intermediate Course

Build on your Japanese foundation with our online intermediate course. You will learn more advanced grammar by balancing listening, speaking, reading, and writing to acquire practical Japanese skills.

Semester Dates
July 22, 2024 - October 7, 2024
July 17, 2024 - September 30, 2024
July 16, 2024 - September 24, 2024
July 13, 2024 - September 21, 2024

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What you will learn
  • Have everyday conversations with natural Japanese pronunciation.
  • Read smoothly and fully understand text of a certain length.
  • Be able to properly express your opinion in a rational way.

Our Intermediate online course focuses on situation-related Japanese. Using the beginner level’s grammar points as a basis, this level will move onto more advanced grammar by balancing 5 skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, communication) to acquire practical Japanese skills.

Intermediate I

Target level: N4~N3 (JLPT) / A2~B1 (CEFR)

  • Understand the main points of an everyday-life conversation or of a familiar topic, even when encountering some unknown words.
  • Understand the difference between the written language and spoken language, and use them separately.
  • Understand the summary of a text (about 1,000 characters) about a familiar topic.
  • Be able to read smoothly with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.
  • Be able to read a 600~800 character text and answer simple questions about it.
  • Be able to write a simple composition (around 400~600 characters) that ties together your impressions based on your individual experience, and your opinions.
  • Summarize a text (around 200 characters) with instructions from the teacher.
  • Be able to state your thoughts about a daily topic or a familiar topic you have interest for, making the best use of known vocabulary.
  • Talk with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.
  • Verbs: volitional form
  • Verbs: passive form
  • Verbs: causative-passive
  • Onomatopoeia
  • How to express aims
  • Expressing plans or intentions
  • Defining and describing
  • Conditional form
  • Potential and uncertainty
  • Conjunction
  • Formal language

Total: 120 hours

1 Class [ 30 hours ] = Cost: JPY 49,500

Intermediate II

Target level: N3 (JLPT) / B1 (CEFR)

  • Listen to and understand a consistent talk.
  • Fully understand a text of a certain length.
  • Talk about your experiences, opinions, thoughts, and such, in a logical way.
  • Be able to properly express your opinion in a rational way.
  • Be able to have smooth conversations in various contexts.
  • Talk with a Japanese-like pronunciation and intonation.

Total: 120 hours

1 Class [ 30 hours ] = Cost: JPY 49,500

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Take classes from anywhere.

Certified teachers

Native instructors from Tokyo

Shareable certificate

Certificate upon completion

30-hour courses

Once or twice a week.

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute - Live Online Japanese Lessons

Takahide Ezoe, Principal of SNG

Online Japanese Courses
Proven Method
The Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG) has its own original teaching style called "the Ezoe Method" used in our beginner class. With over 48 years of experience teaching foreign students from over 50 countries, the Ezoe Method is widely considered the best way to learn Japanese both in the classroom and through online courses.
Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

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Recognized Institute
Our Japanese language school is 100% approved and certified by the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education. You can rest assured that you will receive a quality education accepted by the top government organizations in Japan. We are also recognized by the international standard ISO (ISO 29991:2014) as a language learning services provider organization.
Classroom Requirements

Internet Access

Please make sure you have access to a strong enough internet connection that will allow you to see and hear a video stream.


PC, tablet or smartphone is necessary to attend online classes. Headphones are recommended for listening practice but are not mandatory.

Japanese level

Please check the course overview before applying to see if you meet the minimum Japanese language requirements for this class.


This course will be conducted using Zoom or Google Meet. Please download this software for class. No additional purchase necessary.

  • 30-hour course
    • Twice a week
    • Mondays & Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm*
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm*
    • Once a week
    • Saturdays 10am-1pm*
    • *Japan Standard Time GMT+9
    • JPY 1,650 per hour with 30 hours enrollment.
    Questions? Contact Us

    Frequently asked questions

    The maximum number is 15 students per class, but on average our class sizes are around 6 students.
    Yes, you can! For new students with no Japanese experience, we also offer a hiragana and katakana mini course that runs simultaneously with your regular beginner Japanese course.
    Yes, you can! If you already know some Japanese, you can enroll at any time during the semester. Contact us if you would like to enroll after the semester has begun.
    In order to fully immerse students in the language, our teachers generally only speak in Japanese during class time. We find that this is the most effective way to quickly and accurately learn Japanese. However, for students with no experience attending our beginner courses, our teachers may provide limited explanations in English and a few other languages. Some digital contents may be translated in English, French and Spanish as well. We're also working on adding additional languages to support each new term.
    Yes, we can issue an official certificate of completion with our school stamp.
    Yes, we're happy to help! We have an online placement test we can give you to determine which Japanese course is best for you. Please contact us to request a placement test.
    For group lessons, absences can not be made up at a later date or credited back to you. However, as a courtesy, we can record the lesson if you contact us at least 24 hours before the class starts.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Enrolled students are given emergency contact information for online issues, absences, billing, and all other technical support.

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