Survival Japanese course for Travel!

JOI's Survival Japanese Course is a short term, 12 lesson course.
Learn practical Japanese, quickly and in an effective manner.

square2Survival Course lesson schedule

Times below are in Japan Time. Please check to see schedule in your time zone.

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Survival Japanese course contents

  • place

    Asking for the place

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    You can ask someone about places and locations.

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    トイレ(は)どこ ですか。
    toire (wa) doko desu ka.
    Where is the restroom ?

  • shop

    Shopping 1

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    You can ask if a store has what you are looking for.

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    すみません。ちず(は) ありますか。
    sumimasen. chizu (wa) arimasu ka.
    Excuse me. Do you have any maps ?

  • shopping

    Shopping 2

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    You can request what you would like from the store.

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    もう ちょっと やすいの、ありませんか。
    moo chotto yasui no arimasen ka.
    Do you have a cheaper one of these?

  • ramen

    Restaurant 1

    round-greenClass Goals
    You can order food at a restaurant.

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    ラーメン (を) ひとつ、 おねがいします。
    raamen (o) hitotsu, onegai shimasu.
    I'll have one bowl of ramen, please.

  • japanese restaurant

    Restaurant 2

    round-greenClass Goals
    You can enter a restaurant.

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    「なんめいさま ですか。 」「3にん です。」
    「nan-mei sama desu ka.」「 3nin desu.」
    "How many people ? " "We are 3 people."

  • train


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    You can ask a station staff which train you should take.

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    すみません。 これ(は) あきはばら に いきますか。
    sumimasen. kore (wa)  akihabara ni ikimasu ka.
    Excuse me, does this (train) go to Akihabara?

  • greetings

    Introduce yourself

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    You can tell your name, where you are from, your job in the first meeting.

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    はじめまして。 トム です。 どうぞ よろしく。
    hajimemashite. Tom desu. doozo yoroshiku.
    How do you do? I'm Tom. Nice to meet you.

  • ask


    round-greenClass Goals
    When you get in trouble, you can ask for help.

    round-greenExample of conversations taught
    たすけて (ください)!
    tasukete (kudasai) !
    Help me !

  • hospital

    Health Problems

    round-greenClass Goals
    You can explain your physical condition.

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    おなか が いたいんです。
    onaka ga itain desu.
    I have a stomachache.

  • telephone


    round-greenClass Goals
    You can reserve a hotel on the telephone.

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    9月15日は あいてますか。
    ku gatsu juu go nichi wa aitemasuka.
    Do you have a room available on September 15?

  • hotel

    Hotel or Ryokan

    round-greenClass Goals
    You can ask about various services in the hotel.

    round-greenExample of conversations taught
    チェックアウトは なんじですか。
    chekku auto wa nanji desuka.
    What time is the check out ?

  • camera


    round-greenClass Goals
    You can get sight-seeing information, etc.

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    すみません。 しゃしん (を) おねがいします。
    sumimasen. shashin (o) onegai shimasu.
    Excuse me. Could you take a picture of us ?

square2Purchase lesson tickets

The Survival Course is a FlexLesson service (Small group classes of 7 people max.1 lesson is 50 minutes long).

New to JOI?
Try 3 Trial FlexLessons for $9

Continuing customers
Please purchase the regular FlexLesson tickets.

You can use the FlexLesson tickets to take other JOI lessons at different levels - as well as Survival Course lessons.

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4 Trial FlexLessons ($9) + 10 FlexLesson tickets ($88.99) = Total 14 tickets

Example 1 : You can take 7 Survival Course lessons, and 7 JOI Introductory FlexLessons.
Example 2 : You can take 12 Survival Course lessons, and 2 JOI Beginner 1 FlexLesson.
Feel free to try any combination of lessons that suits your needs !

*If you are completely new to the Japanese language, taking some Survival Course lessons with JOI Introductory FlexLessons is an effective way to start learning.

Message from Teacher

  • Ishibashi Kaori


    When you come to Japan, where do you want to go ? What do you want to eat ? Who do you want to talk to ?
    If you learn a little Japanese, you can have many wonderful experiences.
    Right, lets learn some Japanese together !

    See Ishibashi Sensei's page.

  • SUZUKI Ayako

    When you study a language, you can learn about the country.
    By learning Japanese, you can know Japan deeper.
    Use Japanese to enjoy Japan !

    See Suzuki Sensei's page.