We are using a training programme developed by Wasabi strengthening the communication power between our employees and improving the general Business Japanese expressiveness of our non-Japanese members. Coming mostly from English and Chinese speaking countries, our employees receive lessons from native Japanese speakers who speak their language. While also receiving training preparing them for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, we are happy to see our employee's communication skills rising effectively and quickly.
4 Lessons á 50 Minutes per Month x Three Months
From testing their reading and writing abilities to trying out scenes in Business Japanese, Wasabi held personal interviews with each of our employees to determine their needs, set goals and choose the right type of lesson.
Reassessment of lesson content based on results In the second month, Wasabi checked whether the goals set during the personal interviews had been achieved and we were able to consider changing up the lesson content depending on each student's progress.
Reassessment of lesson content & checking if student wants to continue Most of the students wanted to continue with their lessons after reaching the three months mark, and some even wanted to level up to a plan with 8 lessons per month to achieve their goals and aim for an even higher level of Japanese.
Fourth Month onward
Including employees who newly enter the programme, Wasabi helps us to keep track of everyone's progress and current goals and designs lesson plans for our employees according to these on-going assessments.
We had our lesson plans made especially for new employees who are beginners in Japanese and members of our translation and interpretation department, to help them level up their Japanese even more and to get customized training in Business Japanese.
After several meetings with the Wasabi staff, we decided on a plan with 8 lessons per month continuing for two months. The lesson plans were focused on simple greetings and mainly tourism related vocabulary as well as easy training allowing students to practice their answering skills through role playing in individual lessons.
Wasabi checked the progress our employees had made, issued certificates of completion to those whose course had ended and continued planning customized lesson plans for those students who decided to continue improving their Japanese.
We used Wasabi's services to improve the Japanese of the native teachers employed in our English conversation school.Besides training in Japanese expressions to foster mutual understanding, Wasabi has created a plan for our teachers that involves learning about Japanese culture and the personality of Japanese people, enabling them to improve their general conversation skills through Japanese conversation lessons.
After an online introductory seminar for all of our employees explaining more about Wasabi lessons and the system, lessons started for all of our participating teachers.
In order to increase the fun for our English teachers, Wasabi teachers added topics that interested them, like lessons about Japanese TV shows and music.
Reflecting on some feedback from our employees, Wasabi started offering group lessons. Our employees can participate in those group lessons whenever they have the time.
With new participants joining the learning group, we held another online introduction session with Wasabi. Private consultations were also conducted to assess individual progress and needs.
After reflecting on feedback we received from our employees, we added an additional sightseeing lesson about Japan. During our time with Wasabi, a company-internal Japanese study group developed as well which our employees enjoy to enhance their communication skills even outside of their assigned departments.