The Japanese language is the tenth most spoken language in the world used mainly in Japan and amongst Japanese in Japan and the expatriate Japanese population worldwide. There are three character forms used in the Japanese language: Hiragana, Katakana and Chinese characters. These different character forms are used in varying situation. To fully understand the Japanese language, one need to learn all the three character forms.
Furthermore, unlike English and Bahasa Malaysia, the Japanese language is a SOV (subject-object-verb) language. In other words, the average Japanese sentence starts with a subject, follow by an object, and then a verb. Pronunciation is comparatively simple because the language has only five vowels and sixteen consonants. If you speak English, Chinese or Bahasa Malaysia, it will not be difficult for you to learn how to speak Japanese.
In Malaysia there are more than thirty Japanese language schools and ten of them are located in Kuala Lumpur. In 2017 about 3000 Malaysian students went to further studies in Japan. The number of the students furthering their studies in Japan have been increasing year by year.
Why are so many people learning Japanese language and studying in Japan? One of the reasons is that Japan is one of the world’s leading economic powerhouses. Japan has the world’s third-largest economy with normal GDP, the world’s fourth-largest exporter and importer. Many Japanese companies operate internationally and their network and branches are still expanding worldwide. Now actually there are more than one thousand Japanese companies in Malaysia. Although Japan is such an economic powerhouse, not many Japanese can speak English.
Therefore if you can speak Japanese, you will have a very big advantage in various fields such as business and tourism! More and more Japanese speakers are needed, not only in Japan but also outside Japan because of Japan’s business diversification. If you’d like to learn the Japanese language in Malaysia, do join Pusat Bahasa Teikyo. Let’s learn Japanese!
Pusat Bahasa Teikyo is a Japan Pre-u Centre in Kuala Lumpur for students who wish to further their studies in Japan. It was established twenty years ago and have continued to provide high quality lessons in preparing students for entry into Japan’s institutions of higher learning.
Our school is recognized by both the Malaysian and Japanese governments. We offer two kinds of preparatory courses: a 12-month course and a 20-month course. The 20-month course offers the option of arts or science subjects. The 12-month course offers arts stream subjects only. Course contents include the Japanese language, History, Mathematics and so on. The students study only the Japanese language for the first 6 months, and thereafter, they study other subjects.
Besides the Pre-u course, we also offer the Japanese Language Specialized Course for those who are interested in studying the Japanese language. All our lecturers are native Japanese and lessons are taught in Japanese. Compared with other Japanese language school in Japan, our tuition fee is very reasonable. The fees of similar Japanese language schools in Japan are almost double that of ours, and with only half the number of lessons or hours. Furthermore, the cost of living in Japan is twice that of Malaysia. This means that there will be great savings when you study in our school before you further your studies in Japan.
After finishing the preparatory course in Malaysia, more than 90% of our students successfully go to Japan to complete their studies. They have enrolled in various Japanese school such as colleges, vocational schools, national universities and private universities. Students can choose any schools in Japan. In 2017 27 students enrolled in national university and 14 students enrolled private university as well as 18 students enrolled in college and vocational school. After graduation, most of students work in Japan. Each school supports their international students to find jobs in Japan. Some return to Malaysia to work in Japanese companies.