classes

Beginner class (last 2 slots left)

Hi all,

Our new Beginner Japanese class has only last 4 slots left.

Starting date: 3rd Oct 2021 (Sun)
Time: 12:15pm-2:15pm
Slots: 8 (2 slots left)
Fees: $220/1st 10 lessons, subsequent lessons: $330/10 lessons

Textbook: $70 (from 11th lesson onwards)
Teacher: Can-sensei

To register or for more information, please drop us a message via the Contact Us form located here.

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Culture

About 六曜 (ろくよう)

Hi all,

Today, I will be talking a bit about 六曜 (ろくよう).

六曜 is used in modern Japan to describe whether it is ok to do something or not. Originally, it was used in China to break up the time into 6.

When you visit a weather forecast website such as https://tenki.jp, when you go into the individual areas, you will see something like this.

The following are the 六曜 [ろくよう]. These are being used to describe whether it’s ok to do something or not ok to do something.

「先勝/せんしょう」「友引/ともびき」「先負/せんぷ」「仏滅/ぶつめつ」「大安/たいあん」「赤口/しゃっこう」

先勝 : Better to do things early. Before lunch is ok, after lunch is bad to have events
友引: OK to have weddings. Morning is OK, 12pm is bad, Evening is ok to have events
先負: Bad to do things before lunch, but ok to do things after lunch
仏滅: Bad to do everything but ok to do things like funeral, to end a bad relationship
大安: OK to do everything
赤口: Bad to do everything

Source: https://tokubai.co.jp/news/articles/1563

Have a great Wednesday ahead!

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Testimonials

New testimonial from student

Hi all,

Received a new testimonial from a student.
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I joined TLS in 2021 as a student taking one-to-one lessons with Can-sensei. I have had prior experience with Japanese but I was finding it difficult to progress past the barrier that many language learners encounter when they reach the intermediate stage. However, with Can-sensei I feel that I have been making real progress with the language.

With 14 years of experience, Can-sensei is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable about both the Japanese language and culture. Moreover, he understands the JLPT assessment and its marking style well, and I am confident that under his guidance I will be able to perform well in these exams. I also appreciate that he does not shy away from correcting the errors I make, which has given me an awareness of how I can improve.

A good aspect of the classes is Can-sensei’s flexibility and that he doesn’t rely too heavily on the textbooks. He frequently highlights important grammar points that are important in the higher JLPT levels and provides his own notes that expand on the material contained in the books. He is also able to refer me to useful resources to support my language learning outside of the classroom.

Even though my classes have been online, the quality of lessons I am receiving is on par with in-person teaching. Can-sensei has been able to accommodate my specific requirements as someone looking for a more intensive pace of lessons than is typically offered by language schools. He has also made arrangements to allow me to participate in weekly conversation sessions to practice my Japanese in a more relaxed setting with other students. Thus, I believe the one-to-one lessons have good value for money and come with ample opportunities to interact with other language learners.

As an individual, Can-sensei is warm and personable, and I very much enjoy our classes together. He has been accommodating of any requests I have, and has always taken the time to answer my questions. It is a relief to have found such a dedicated and kind teacher who I can entrust my learning to.

I would definitely recommend Can-sensei and TLS to anyone interested in learning Japanese.

By:
Nicole Doyle
Private student
Finished Minna no Nihongo 1 in 13 lessons

Others

Beginner Japanese class (last 4 slots left)

Hi all,

Our new Beginner Japanese class has only last 4 slots left.

Starting date: 3rd Oct 2021 (Sun)
Time: 12:15pm-2:15pm
Slots: 8 (4 slots left)
Fees: $220/1st 10 lessons, subsequent lessons: $330/10 lessons

Textbook: $70 (from 11th lesson onwards)
Teacher: Can-sensei

To register or for more information, please drop us a message via the Contact Us form located here.

Edit: Amended the corrected date

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