Identifying Verb Group

Hi all, One of the things about learning 国語 (Kokugo, the Japanese language which is learned by native Japanese) is that they have different ways of identifying their group 1, 2 and 3 verbs. If you are unsure if a verb is group 1 or 2, remove the る、ない、た、etc from the verb and add a…

New classes

Hi all, There are some new classes which i have just added. Intermediate 2 class (starting 8th July Tues) Beginner class: Foundation Studies (starting 11th Aug Fri) Feel free to contact me via telephone number (listed in contact us page) or email for future details. Cheers, Can

N2/N4/N5 prep class (Last min discount)

Hi all, I am closing the registration for N2/N4 and N5 prep class. As such, i am giving a last min discount for those who wish to pass the exam, especially for N2. If you fail, the 2nd attempt would be paid by me. (Terms and conditions apply) Kindly call me the number listed in…

Do not skip your N4 and N5

みなさん、 おはようございます。 Today`s post is on not skipping your N4 and N5. I saw this post by a guy on the forum: I went for XXX’s prep course for both N2 and N1. For the other grades, I think it’s possible to self study them, but I never took those exams because I felt it…

N4文法:意向形+と思います vs ~つもりです

みなさん、 こんにちは。 今日は、「意向形+思います」と「~つもりです」の違いを説明します。 まず、例文を見ていきましょう。 「日本へ行こうと思います」 I am thinking of going to Japan. 「日本へ行くつもりです」 I intend to go to Japan. 「日本へ行きます」 I am going to Japan. 可能性(かのうせい) からみると (if I see it from the level of possibility),  パーセントで表示(ひょうじ)します。 「日本へ行こうと思います」 I am thinking of going to Japan. 60-70%可能性 (60-70% possibility of going) 「日本へ行くつもりです」 I intend to go…

N2/N4 Prep Class information out

For those taking JLPT N2 and N4, i am offering prep classes. Kindly see the following details. N2 prep class Dates: 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st June Times: 1030am-1230pm (Sun), 7pm-9.30pm (rest of the days) Fees: $250 for 5 sessions Slots left: 3 Guarantee pass or 2nd take is FOC. N2 prep class topics 1)…

N5 重要な文法 / N5 Important Grammar

Hi all, For those taking N5, i have uploaded a document. Note that this document is also good for N4 exam takers as N4 exam also test 60-70% of N5 stuff. I expect that 80-90% of the information inside this set of notes will come out. Link /Can

Answering ☆ questions

みなさん、 おはようございます。Today i have some time before i start my lesson at 11am, so i would like to share on how to answer ☆ questions, one of the most dreaded questions faced by a lot of students. ======================================================================= 1.Look for nouns (名詞) 2.See if you can link the nouns up by a の (Search for…