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


Communicative aims

– Talking about daily activities

– Describing a noun with combined adjectives

– Making requests

– Taking about obligations

– Expressing necessity

– Instructing someone not to do something


Linguistic aims

– 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


Based on the course book – Minna no Nihon-go Beginners Book 1*

Chapters 16 & 17


*Students, however, are not required to purchase the book.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 
  • 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 follows: 


Thursdays: 11th January – 15th February 2024

Wednesdays: 21st February – 27th March 2024

Tuesdays: 9th April – 14th May 2024

Thursdays: 23rd May – 27th June 2024

Tuesdays: 2nd July – 13th August 2024*

Mondays: 19th August – 23rd September 2024*

Wednesday: 2nd October – 6th November 2024

Thursdays: 14th November – 19th December 2024


*There will be a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 due to the summer holiday. The course will still consist of 6 lessons, spread out over 7 weeks.


*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, the lesson on Monday the 26th of August will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August. The course still consists of 6 lessons spread out over 7 weeks.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online 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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