Course Overview 


Online Japanese Levels 17&18 is an Intermediate Japanese course for students who have been studying the Japanese language for quite some time and who are wanting to progress to a more advanced level. This is an intensive Japanese course allowing you to take two Japanese levels in 6 weeks and progress more quickly. Online Japanese Levels 17&18 requires that you have previously studied Japanese Level 16 or a course of at least 192 class hours. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Japanese language level test here, or check our level chart.


Our Online Japanese language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.

Course Content


Communication points

– Expressing feelings, interests, admiration and doubt

– Explaining and giving reasons

– Making polite requests

– Talking about abilities and possibilities

– Explaining something being done – e.g. dinner is ready, a new shop is built etc

– Making contrasts

– Expressing two actions happening at the same time

– Talking about daily routines and habits

– Listing reasons

– Describing the merits of a subject

– Adding information

– Explaining preferences


Grammar points

– Plain forms

– Potential verbs (states, ability, non-volitional verbs, completion, something being made)

– Use of particle “wa” for contrast

– Use of word “shika” to express insufficiency and inadequacy

– Transitive & intransitive verbs

– Completion

– Showing regrets

– Use of “soreni” to add another fact or situation

– Conjunction “sorede” to explain a reason



(1) どうしたんですか。

(2) どこで 買(か)ったんですか。

(3) りょうりを 習(なら)いたいんですが、どこか いい学校(がっこう)を 教(おし)えていただけませんか。

(4) 歌(うた)は あまり とくいじゃないんです。

(5) わたしは ピアノがひけます。

(6) ここから 海(うみ)が 見えます。

(7) あたらしい デパートが できました。

(8) えいごしか 話(はな)せません。

(9) おちゃは飲みますが、コーヒーは飲みません。

(10) テレビを 見ながら ごはんを食べます。

(11) まいばん ヨガをしています。

(12) あの店(みせ)は 安(やす)いしべんりだし、よく行きます。

(13) ドアが 開(あ)いています。

(14) このレポートを 書(か)いてしまいます。

(15) さいふを 落(お)としてしまいました。



– Hobbies

– Travelling

– Local shops

– Location

– Fields of study

– Renting accommodation

– Shops

– Character & personality

– State & appearance

– Police reports

– Filling in forms


Course Book – Minna no Nihon-go Beginners Book 2

Chapters 26-29


Class Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 192 class hours of previous Japanese language study required
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


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:


Mondays + Wednesdays: 21st February – 30th March 2022

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 24th May – 30th June 2022*

Mondays + Wednesdays: 15th August -21st September 2022*

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 8th November – 15th December 2022


*Due to the Bank Holiday, the lesson on the 2nd of June will be rescheduled to another day tbc with the teacher.

**Due to the Bank Holiday, the lesson on the 29th of August will be rescheduled to another day tbc with the teacher.


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


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.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Online Japanese Levels 17&18