ICHIBAN : Japan Work & Education Centre


Elementary Level

The Elementary course allows both true beginners and strong beginners to development their existing limited English skills. All four skills (reading/writing/listening/speaking) are focused on and practised in communicative activities. The course provides a more in-depth focus on grammar studied at beginner level.

After studying the Elementary course, learners should:

• Be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
• Be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
• Be able to describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.