Course Overview


Japanese Level 8 is an Elementary Japanese course for students who are already in the process of learning Japanese. Japanese Level 8 requires that you have previously studied Japanese Level 7 or a course of at least 84 class hours. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Japanese language level test here, or check our level chart.


Our Japanese language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communication points

– Talking about daily activities

– Describing a noun with combined adjectives

– Making requests

– Taking about obligations

– Expressing necessity

– Instructing someone not to do something


Grammar points

– Verb conjugation – te- form て、て、ます

– Adjective conjugation

– てから as “after”

– Nai- form

– なければならない as “must”

– なくてもいい as “need not”



(1)あさ おきて、ごはんを たべて、しんぶんを よみます。

(2)しごとが おわってから、ともだちに あいました。

(3)きゅうしゅうは おんせんが おおいです。

(4)この かばんは おおきくて べんりです。

(5)ここで たばこを すわないでください。

(6)あした はたらかなければ なりません。

(7)にちようびは はやく おきなくても いいです。



– How to withdraw money

– Talking to a doctor

– Time limit

– School/office rules

– Body parts

– Animal features


Course Book – Minna no Nihon-go Beginners Book 1

Chapters 16 & 17


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 14) 
  • Students must be 18+ years old 
  • Existing language ability: 84 class hours of previous Japanese language study required
  • Classes will take place at our school in Covent Garden (16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5LQ) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 2 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 6 weeks 
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:30 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follow: 


Wednesdays: 12th January – 16th February 2022

Wednesdays: 23rd February – 30th March 2022

Thursdays: 7th April – 19th May 2022*

Mondays: 4th July – 8th August 2022

Tuesdays: 16th August – 20th September 2022

Wednesdays: 28th September – 2nd November 2022

Thursdays: 10th November – 15th December 2022


*Due to the Easter holiday there is a break in the course on the 21st of April. The course still consists of 6 lessons however.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our Moodle platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from Japanese language teachers 
  • Japanese language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

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