The JapaneseLanguageSchool ("JLS") established in 1984, is the first organized Japanese language institute in Bangalore. The school offers a Japanese language syllabus exclusively for the Indian student, using Indian language fundamentals. With Japanese, the pronunciation is relatively easy, and the grammar is similar to that of most Indian languages. JLS has been serving the Indian industry, students and general public for over 27 years, and has trained over 15,000 individuals in south India (mainly Bangalore).
Courses offered: The Japanese language courses are at 5 levels; each in order of increasing difficulty. Beginners normally get enrolled for the basic course, JLPT5. Each lesson covers reading, pronunciation, grammar, listening, writing, speaking and role-plays sessions on situational conversations. The students get trained for Japanese Language Proficiency Exam (JLPT), which is held twice a year in July and December. At each level emphasis is laid on all four aspects of learning any language namely reading, writing, speaking and listening. Classes are held once a week for 4 hour duration. Online training and a crash course is also offered by the institute. Apart from this JLS also undertakes in-house programmes from corporate groups of 12-15.
The basic programme is purely a spoken course designed to familiarize the students with phonetic, syntax, semantics and a vocabulary of about 1000 words. The program places special focus on grammatical, topical and situational subjects. Textbooks are supplemented by reading material, home assignments and CDs. JLPT courses are recognized by the Japanese government and follow a specified syllabus as prescribed by them. These certificates are recognized world over as a measure of Japanese proficiency. Fees: Basic course: Rs.9, 000 including study material