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Characteristics of the Japanese Programme

The Kumon Japanese Programme aims for mastery of advanced reading comprehension skills that enable students to fluently read authentic Japanese texts, such as books, newspapers and magazines.

The Kumon Japanese Programme has links to the Japanese Language Proficiency Tests conducted each year throughout the world by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Kumon Japanese students are thereby able to acquire qualifications that are internationally recognised.

The Kumon Japanese Programme is comprised of fifteen well-sequenced levels that make learning the Japanese language a breeze. CDs recorded by native Japanese speakers ensure that students hear the correct pronunciation. After mastering hiragana and katakana (phonetic alphabets), students progress to the study of kanji (Chinese characters) and more complex sentence structures.

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