MISJ logo photo
Mikiko Iwasaki's SYSTEMATIC JAPANESE
What is MISJ? What is Japanese? For the Prospective Teachers
Original Programs
Who developed MISJ?
Iwasaki Methods
Recommendation Letters
Instructors
What is ILPD?
Problems in Speeching
How to Apply, For Further Inquiry

Evaluation by the students

Achievments 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003

MISJ e-Learning program Please send e-mail to: info@ilpd.jp

MISJ is:

   extraordinarily effective in teaching Japanese language.

  In 12 days (24-36 hours of lessons), you can master

     1)survival communication

        2)everyday conversation skills using grammatically correct sentences

        3)reading large numbers and basic letters

   In about three months in the shortest, you can master

     1)enough conversational skills to take OJT training in Japanese

     2)reading and writing ability

     3)a good understanding of Japanese back gournd culture

 

MISJ is:

   extraordinarily effective in developing teachers.

The advantage of MISJ (Mikiko Iwasaki's SYSTEMATIC JAPANESE)

Katjia  picture  Interview test after 12 days (video: wmv file)

         & Composition

                      About the program she attended

For more samples, please visit our Japanese site.

Endorsement by Dr. Keiichi Kodaira
Former President of the
Graduate University for Advanced Studies
(SOKENDAI) Japan
Dr Kodaira is currently
Director of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(JSPS) Liaison Office in Bonn, Germany,
and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo.


Revolution of Japanese language education
Recommendation letter written by
Emeritus Professor Keio University Dr. Hajime Ohiwa
Professor Emeritus of Keio University

Recommendation of
the Mikiko Iwasaki’s Systematic Japanese Program
Written by Kangyong Sun Asistang professor of
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

Report after taking five days (10 hours) trial lessons
Written by
Dr. Abdullatif A. Al-Jumaily, Ph.D.
Prof. of Applied Linguistics, College of Arts, Univ. of Bagdad
*Sound materials were not provided because it was
a trial course.
                       

Structure of MISJ

MISJ provides not only a beginner’s program but also an intermediate program.

Chart of its structure   The goal of each MISJ programs

Evaluation by the students  Evaluation sheet

2005 ~ 2007 : answered by 123/127 students

Explanations

Simple & clear 71
Easy to understand & memorize 71
Too difficult to understand

Do you think MISJ is:

  YES NO
Systematic? 119
Efficient?

103

Effective? 105
Enjoyable? 107
Recommendable? 120

*Only a few Korean students answered "NO". They were unhappy because
their class which had been supposed to be continued for four months
was canceled after the WELCOME PROGRAM.

Achievements
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003

2016 October 18th~December 6th In Nara Prefecture Japan
Japanese course for beginners was provided for
20 graduate students of Nara Institute of Science and Technology
came from eight countries.
Once a week 7 three-hour lessons plus achievement test.
All students successfully passed the exam and got official credits.

Questionnaire results

2015 December 7th~2016 January 29th In Tokyo
The department of computer science and technology of
Waseda University provided MISJ lessons for graduate students.
Four face-to-face lessons, e-learning and an achievement test.
Congolese MISJ teachers taught the face-to-face lessons.
Only 6 students appeared to take the achievement test.
Questionnaire results

2015 August 24th~September 18th  In Hanoi
Japanese language class was provided along with
the MISJ Teachers training course.

2015 June 2nd~July 9th In Hanoi
Japanese language class was provided along with
the MISJ Teachers training course.

2015 October 6th~December 8th In Nara Prefecture Japan
Japanese course for beginners was officially provided for
25 graduate students of Nara Institute of Science and Technology
came from seven countries.
Once a week 7 three-hour lessons plus achievement test.
23 students successfully passed the exam and got credits.

Questionnaire results

2014 October 3rd~November 21 In Nara Prefecture Japan
Special trial course was provided for 15 graduate and research
students of Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
14 two-hour lessons (Achievement test is included.) Basically
twice a week.
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Questionnaire results

2012congo_class32014 June ~August in Kamakura Japan
Two AT were invited to Japan and qualified as MISJ
WELCOME PROGRAM instoructors.
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2012congo_class32013 November ~2014January In Kamakura Japan
Three TA were invited to Japan and qualified as MISJ instructors.
2014-kamakura

2012congo_class32013 March In Kinshasa, Con go(DRC)
Special intensive teacher training course was provided to Congoliese
students who have been taught by Congolese instructors.
Five Congolese were qualified as TA for MISJ WELCOME PROGRAM.
2013-Kinshasa

2012congo_class32012 October~December In Tokyo Japan
Three Congolese were invited to Japan and qualified as
MISJ instrcutors.

2012congo_class3
2012 April~July In Kinshasa, Congo(DRC)
WELCOME PROGRAM implemented by instructors who had studied
Japanese using MISJ was successfully completed.

2012 March In Kinshasa, Congo(DRC)
Three students successfully completed the whole MISJ programs
and the basic teacher training course. Now these three and
two Japanese students are providing several classes.
2012-congo-shugo

2011 May ~
Japanese classes started as a joint project of Keio University,
ISP GOMBE and ILPD Inc. At ISP GOMBE in Kinshasa, Congo(DRC)

2010 April 19th ~ 2010 July 21st
Alyance Software Japan Inc. In Cebu City, The Philippines
(67 days, 201 hors, fifteen students including ten
with no previous experience of Japanese language study.
Taught by one Japanese instructor and one Japanese
prospective instructor. )2010 cebu

2009 March 30th ~ 2009 July 9th
Sunby Inc. In Beijing, China
(59 days, 177 hours, twelve students. Taught by one Japanese
instructor and five Chinese prospective instructors.)2009 pekin

2008 July 21st~ 2008 November 27th
NISSAN TECHNO VIETNAM Co., Ltd. In Hanoi, Viet Nam
(82 days, 282 hours, eight students with no previous experience of Japanese language study.)2008 ntv

2008 July 1st~ 2008 August 28
National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
(One Ph. D-student from Bulgaria and one researcher from Uzbekistan)
E-learning program plus schooling

To Whom It May Concern,
It was the most effective study program which I found during my stay in Japan. It was useful to improve my Japanese knowledge
even my busy schedule. I strongly recommend MISJ program
to those who are interested in learning Japanese language in
short time.
Aug 29, 2008 Loukanov Alexandre (Bulgaria)

picture-2008okazaki-nips

2008 May. 12th~2008 July. 31st
Sunby Inc. In Beijing, China
(59 days, 177 hours, thirteen students. Taught by one Japanese
instructor and eight Chinese prospective instructors.

2007 July. 23rd~2007 Nov. 30th
NISSAN TECHNO VIETNAM Co., Ltd. In Hanoi, Viet Nam
(82 days, 282 hours, seven students with no previous experience of Japanese language study )

The result of The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
which held on December 2nd, 2007:
five students passed Level 3
Scores: 294, 285, 271, 250, 246, 239, 216 /400

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2006 Nov. 27th ~ 2007 Mar. 30th
NISSAN TECHNO VIETNAM Co., Ltd. In Hanoi, Viet Nam
(80 days, 262 hours, four students ⇒ three students)

Compositions after the WELCOME PROGRAM (0 + 12 days)
 
Picture after the WELCOME PROGRAM

Compositions after NOVICE PROGRAM LEVEL 2 (0 + 38 days)
    

Presentation: Mar. 22nd (0 + 75 days, 252 hours)
Mr. Giang
Picture
 script(1) script(2) script(3) sctipt(4) script(5)
    
Mr. Kien Picture script    Mr. HaPciture script

Picture of the class: next day of the presentation

 

2006 Sep. 25th ~ Dec. 15th In Tokyo
(56 days, 140 hours, 10 students from eight Asian countries)
Picture of the class
Picture of the presentation          10

2006 Aug, In Seoul, Korea
(12 days, 40 hours, 30 students)

2006 May. In Tokyo
(brush-up course, 7 days, 42 hours, 58 studetns)

2006 Mar. In Tokyo
(brush-up course, 12 days, 30 hours, 4 students) 

Picture of the class

2005 Dec. In Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

(12 days, 12 lessons, 30 hours)

Picture of the class

Tape-recorded interview test examples

Hoang1写真(0 hour + 30 hours)

              Composition: After 6 days    Achievement test

Hoang2写真before: 6 months       after: + 11 days, 27.5 hours

 

2005 Oct. In Yangon, Myanmar

(11 days, 11 lessons, 28 hours)

Picture of the class

Tape-recorded interview test examples

Interview test was held before the last three hour lesson.

pyopyo-picture  (0 hour + 25 hours) 

              Composition: After 6 days    Achievement test

Susu写真before: 40 hours       after: +10 days, 25 hours

 

2005 Aug. In Tianjin, China (12 days, 12 lessons, 30 hours)

Composition examples

After 5 days      After 6 days     After 7 days

After 8 days      After 9 days     After 10 days

After 11 days

Achievement test (0 hour + 30 hours)

Achievement test (20 hours + 30 hours)

Tape-recorded interview test examples

Ms. Won  (0 hour + 30 hours)  

                Composition: After 6 days    Achievement test     

Ms. Don  (15 hours + 30 hours)

*About 13 minutes, without editing

               Compostion: After 6 days     Achievement test

2005 In Tokyo (8 days, 8 lessons, 16 hours)    

Composition examples    

Mr. ChinInterview test  example

 

Rin写真before: 1 year self-study        after

 

2005 In the Philippines (11 days, 12 lessons, 29 hours)

Composition examples   

Tape-recorded interview test example 

Mr. Jethru (0 + 29 hours)

 

2005 In Hanoi, Viet Nam (12 days, 12 lessons, 29 hours) 

Composition examples    

Mr. Long (0 + 26 hours)

2003 In Tokyo (12 days, 12 lessons, 30 hours)

Composition examples

2003 In Hanoi, Viet Nam (5 days, 5 lessons, 15 hours)   

Composition examples

More about the Japanese learning system MISJ


Original Programs

MISJ is the Japanese language learning system developed by Mikiko Iwasaki.
It is very "Efficient", "Effective" and "Enjoyable"!
Because it is:

SYSTEMATIC
Everything is amazingly well organized and introduced in a step-by-step manner.

INTEGRATED
You can simultaneously learn every aspect of the language; speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural background.

SCIENTIFIC
Simplified patterns and rules help you to memorize the grammar and expressions and learn how to apply them to real life situations. They are also helpful to review the knowledge even after a long absence.

PRACTICAL & USEFUL
All lessons are connected to situational functions and themes of everyday conversation. This means you can progress in conversation after each lesson.


Original Programs
MISJ consists of four major programs.

Introductory Program
  WELCOME PROGRAM is used for beginners. Can be completed in 12 days, 24 hours.
Survival conversation, everyday conversation using simple sentences, basic letter reading and writing, basic cultural understanding

Novice Program
  NOVICE PROGRAM (LEVEL 1, 2, 3 & 4) is used after the WELCOME PROGRAM. Can be completed in about 40 days, 80 hours.
Grammar which is necessary to understand 60% of the conversations among native speakers and to build a solid foundation for the study of specific professions and for conversations about the immediate environment

Intermediate Program
  CONVERSATION PROGRAM LEVEL 1 & 2
DICTATION, COMPOSITION & SPEECH PROGRAM

MISJ e-Learning Programs

Introductory Program
 

Three e-Learning programs which correspond to
MISJ WELCOME PROGRAM, NOVICE PROGRAM LEVEL 1
and NOVICE PROGRAM LEVEL 2 are available.
For further information, please send E-mail to: info@ilpd.jp

   

Structure Of WELCOME PROGRAM

ORIENTATION
Japanese Sound System
Japanese Accent
How To Read Romanization
Numbers From 0 to 10
How do you say in Japanese/English?
 NOUN
LESSON 1
Greetings
Introductions
How To Get Personal Information
LESSON 2
Talking About Places
Asking For Locations
LESSON 3
Talking About Things
Talking About Personal Belongings
Telephone Numbers
Addresses
LESSON 4
Big Numbers
How To Count Money
Shopping & Ordering
 VERB
LESSON 5
Present/Future Tense
Talking About Habits
Talking About Future Plans
LESSON 6
Past Tense
Talking About What You Did
LESSON 7
Talking About Your Desire
How To Ask for Help
How To Take Taxis
 ADJECTIVE
LESSON 8
Present/Future Tense
How To Describe Things
How To Talk About Impressions
LESSON 9
Talking About Pains
Talking About Conditions
Talking About Likes & Dislikes
LESSON 10
Making Comments
Past Tense
How To Describe Things
How To Talk About Impressions
REVIEW
ORIENTATION for the Next Program
VERB Conjugation (1)
Word Order of VERB Sentences
(ACHIEVEMENT TEST)


Original Textbooks
No textbook is used during lessons. However, many original materials such as review books and handy cards are prepared. They will support your study between lessons, which is the most important part of learning a language.


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