Category Archives: Conversation

New Conversation Class

Hi all,

I will be starting a new conversation class from 5th Jan 20 onwards.

Date: 5th Jan 20
Time: 1215-215pm
Fees: $300 for 12 lessons
Slots: 6 (4 slots left)
Minimum level required: N5

Contact me using the Contact us form to find out more.

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Course content
1.Accent
-Learn the 4 various types of Tokyo accent.
-Learn how to pronounce words with correct accent

2. Generating the CI
-Understanding how does your brain work when generating ideas
-Learn how to generate the CI to help you to churn out what you want to say

3. Learning how did Japanese people study Japanese
-Understanding 国語
-Forming sentences using the concept of BXE

4. Feeling injection/Music Conversation
-Understanding how to inject feelings into your conversations
-Understanding how Japanese express their feelings through their conversation.
-Music Conversation: How to use music to help you to improve your conversation

5. Forming complex sentences
-Understanding 活用 and 連体形
-Practising complex sentences with complex sentence structures.

and much more. (^_^)

New Conversation Class starting 7th Nov

Dear all,

Would you like to improve on your speaking skills and listening skills? Look no further. I am opening a new Conversation class. This class is only offered once every year.

Date: 7th Nov 2017 (every Tues)
Time: 7-830pm
Slots: 4
Fees: $80 for 4 sessions (whole course is 40 sessions)
Level required: minimum N4

Those who are interested can drop me an email to find out more about the course or see here for more details

Cheers,
Can

New Conversation Class coming up in September

Hi all,

We will be having a new conversation class this September.

Starting date: 16th September 2016 (Fri)
Time: 830pm-10pm
Slots: 5 (3 slots left)
Fees: $210 for 10 lessons, total of 44 lessons for this course

For this class, you must at least have N4 and above to qualify for this class.
To find out more about this class, kindly drop us a message via the Contact Us link.

Cheers,
Can

 

Improving your Conversation Skills

みなさん、

こんにちは。

Recently a lot of students have been asking me how to improve your conversation skills, so i thought of writing this post to share my thoughts about how you can improve your conversation skills.
These methods have been tested, proven to be effective. However, as the “growth” is very slow, you might not be able to see the effects of the training immediately.

1) Sing karaoke (once every week (3 hours) for 1 year)
This was one of the ways that helped me to be able to speak effectively. When you sing, unknown to a lot of people, you are actually conversing. When you sing, you are actually “reading” a conversation. Believe me on this. In Singapore, you can find Japanese Karaoke at Cash Studio in Cuppage/Ming Arcade. For those that are in countries that cannot find Japanese karaoke, you can consider singing while listening to the song on Youtube/in the bathroom. =)

2) Substitution Drill (2 hours per week for 1 year)
When you were doing your beginner studies in your school, your sensei must have told you to try to substitute the words in the sentences. To add on, you need to substitute the words and try to read it faster. See the following sentences.

1) わたしは ケーキをたべます。
2) わたしは パンをたべました。
3) あなたは ごはんをたべますか。
4) 木村さんは ひるごはんを たべています。

In class, as time is limited, it’s very hard for your sensei to do a lot of substitution drills. So try your best to do it at home. Do it for all the text in your Minna no Nihongo or other textbooks that you use.

3) Watch Drama (2.5 hours per week for 2 years)

As the conversations in the textbooks are limited, apart from doing the substitution drills, you also need to watch dramas to get the 生日本語 (real-Japanese) that the Japanese speak. Yes, they may speak too fast. However, you can start off by going for the dramas for children like Kamen Rider/Sentai. Try to mimic what the characters say, if you can and do it fast. =)

Recently they are some good dramas as well like 医師たちの恋愛事情, which are not bad.

To end off this post, i’ll like to show the episode 1 for this show. Hope Youtube doesn’t take it off so fast.

 

日本語の勉強、一緒にがんばろう!
/Can