With experienced native tutors in standard, private or small group classes. Just choose the best format that fits your needs!
Japanese taught in a new, inovative method. Hundreds of ilustrations, each one for each conversation situation or grammar explanation
You will be interacting with experienced native tutors directly from Japan, who will be in charge of your entire studying program.
Get in touch with Japan's language and culture from our native teaching staff
Access from you PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone wherever you are, our world class e-Learning Plataform.
Chosse the best course format that suits your needs between live or web based classes.
Welcome to Astral Online Nihongo Learning Program. We offer hight quality and full interactive japanese classes from Japan, no mather in wich country you are. If you are planning to visit or are in Japan for vacation, tourism or study purposes, our program will help you become familiar with Nihongo.
Astral Nihongo content started to be created in 2011, by a dedicated and experienced teaching staff, with grammar, vocabulary and conversation topics all tunned with modern japanese life and culture.
Beginner course lessons include a collection of cartoons specifically created to illustrate each conversation act or grammar explanation, so that you will not have to translate to your langugae, enabling you to think and speak naturally, like a native one.
Entering Intermediate or Advanced courses, classes are a preparatory for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), from Level N4 to N1, including Kanji, Vocabulary and Grammar lessons.
So, no matter on which step you will be starting your studies with us, all levels were planned to be integrated with each other, making your learning process much more efficient and memorazible.
<p>With our office based on Sumida ward, Tokyo, we deliver our classes using powerfull and ultimate server technology from Japan. In case of the live virtual classes, we have the support of the award-winner distance language learning from Cisco Networks, managed locally by the Arkadin Japan Company. The video archive are stored in Vimeo servers and the web portal files are hosted by Sakura Internet Services, one of the biggest rental services of Japan. So, no mather wich method you decide to start your nihongo learning, you will be able to access your lessons and classes wherever you are, from your PC, Mac, tablet or even your smartphone (iPhone/Android).</p>
By choosing the Private Live Lessons, you will have one to one classes with a native, certified and experienced teacher wherever you are, at your own rhythm, with the support of a award winning e-Learning system with HD video, audio, whiteboard and file sharing tools.
By choosing the group lessons, you will live classes with a native, certified and experienced teacher in a small group ut to 4 students, at more reasonable price. All you will need to do is connect to our award-winning e-Learning system from your computer, tablet or smartphone and interact with your teacher and the students.
By choosing our e-Learning Portal, you will have access to all the lessons with ilustrations, translated grammar explanations and the dialogues audios. This is an alternative for those who prefer a more graphical method based mainly on reading and listening. Just try our Web Lessons clicking right here.
If you are not very familiar with the internet, the printed textbooks with audio CD will be a great option for your nihongo learning. With original ilustrations and translated diologues and grammar explanations, you will be able to learn japanese just the way you feel more confortable with. Also, and audio CD is available with all the conversation and pratices exercices recorded by our native teaching staff. The printed textbooks will be available soon.
This level is indicated for those who had no previous contact or learning experience with Japanese Language. In Introductory Course, you will learn how to learn, wright and pronounce both hiragana and katakana alphabets. Hiragana was created to simplify the Chinese Kanji characteres, but is also used to in many grammar constructions and vocabulary. Katakana is used to refer to non native japanese words, like foreign expressions. By learning this two alphabets, you will be able to pronounce the correct japanese dialet, as well as begin to get familiar with Kanjis. So, lets start from the very begining, and try to forget, for a while, our roman alphabet. Because the less you used Roman Alphabet, the more effective will be your learning. Listening, thinking and speaking like a real native. Thats what we want and expect from you in this hard, but exciting process.
Beginner 1 Level is indicated for thise who finished our Introductory Course or for students who learned the hiragana and katakana alphabets. For this course, you will get in touch with the survival conversation in 10 lessons, each with a different kind of situatuon and full grammar explanation. See bellow an overview of all lessons included at Beginner 1 Level program.
This level is indicated for those who completed our previous level, the beginner I. As a continuation of the first 10 beginner lessons, you will more dayly life conversation, grammar and expressions more deeply in other 11 lessons. At he end of this level, you will enough knowledge to star our Intermediate level, including the first 210 Kanji caracteres. See bellow the general content of each lesson in this level.
Now that you learned the basics of japanese grammar and conversations, it's time to star learning the kanji caracteres, as well as Intermediate grammar more than 600 hundred new vocabulary expressions! At the end of this course, you will be able to apply for the Japanese Language Preparatory Test, Level 4. And of course be able to understand and speak correctly most of the dayly life conversation, without the need of any translator. See bellow a summary what you will be taugh inside Intermediate 1 Level.
Here is where nihongo studying becomes to turn pleasant and comfortble. As most os the words becomes familiar, you will not have many difficulties to develop long conversations with sharped grammar knowledge. At the end of this program, you will be reading and writing more than 250 kanjis, 3000 expressions and intermediate grammar. Also, you will be able to apply for the Japanese Language Preparatory Test, at Level 3. See bellow an overview of Intermediate Level II course
Here is where fluency takes its turn. After finishing the Intermediate Course, now its finally time to start having fun with Japanese Language. At the end of Advanced Level, you will be able to apply for Japanese Language Preparatory Test at level 2. Also, it will be the time to prepare your curriculum vitae and try a job position at a japanese company or even as a high class translator. See bellow a summary of the contents taugh in Advanced Course.
By choosing the Private or Group Live Classes, you will be tutored by a licensed, certified and bilingual japanese teaching staff. With working experiences in traditional japanese schools around japan of at least ten years, all of them were carefully selected and trained to teach on a virtual enviroment by our language program coordination. So even changing your tutor or level, you will always have the same teaching method and quality guaranteed.