Japanese language courses at Echo

Japanese is not directly linked to any other language family.

Japanese is not a tonal language, pronunciation thus being easier. Japanese culture is fascinating and full of variety; some parts having been “exported” - ikebana, tea ceremony, sushi. Graphic art has also seen recent development in Japan.

Japanese uses 4 writing systems: Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana and Romanji. Japanese has 4 different means of addressing:

  • kun (respectful)
  • chan (friends and chilren)
  • san (universal)
  • sama (respectful)

Vocabulary may vary according to the gender of the speaker: women use different words, as opposed to men. Verbs are placed at the end of the sentence. Almost all words end in vowels that provide the rhythm of Japanese.

Practically, in Japan there are different dialects that may be categorized in three large families: Tokyo dialect, Kyoto/Osaka dialect, and Kyushu dialect. One sad fact about Japanese is that certain dialects cannot be understood by others, thus the best thing to do when beginning a course is to approach it through the Tokyo dialect.

Japanese is very much based on being polite. There are many words that you can use in day-to-day situations, but also in formal situations, illustrating a form of respect. Many of these situations refer to the age of the interlocutors – elderly people, either in rural or in urban areas, are extremely respected in Japan.

We know from our experience so far that people learn Japanese out of passion, so if you are among them, Echo Japanese courses are a good way to begin the study of this language. They may take place individually, or in a small group. We also organize courses at company premises for this foreign language.

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Stimulative courses, structured in relevant and interactive lessons, that take place in a confortable and attractive environment.
Dynamic and dedicated teachers!

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