Category Archives: N5

New Beginner Class starting.

Starting June 27th, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Contact me for more information
Early bird discount for those who register early.

-Key point:Able to converse using simple sentences with Japanese (i.e if i throw you to Japan for 1 week-1 month, you are able to find your way and ask for directions around)
-Master the Hiragana writing system and at least 150-200 Kanji
-Learn some basic Business Japanese and basic ethics in working in a Japanese company.
-Understand more about the Japanese way of living through real life experiences of my 14 times of Japan travel, understand why sometimes Japanese people do things in 1 way but not the other.
-Introduce you to some Japanese friends who are staying in Japan/living in Singapore.
-Cultural sharing of Japanese culture.
-Appreciate and understand how to translate Japanese songs and drama
-Learn advanced useful sentence structures (if class is able to absorb)

At the end of the course, there will be a short oral assessment done by a native Japanese to ascertain your level to converse in Japanese

Textbook used: I like to reference from different sources. There are currently about 100 books in my Japanese library which i use to help students learn more.

How to self study Japanese

HWZ Forumer: “Can, how do i self study Japanese? Is it possible?”
Can: “Yes, it’s possible. I have seen people who have done it”
HWZ Forumer: “So how do i start?”

1. Start remembering how to write and read the Hiragana Chart.
The Youtube videos provided by Japanese101 is very useful.

2. Start learning grammar.
Tae Kim’s website offers a good grammar guide.
Good books like Genki/Japanese for Busy People are good for self-learners as well. (^_^)

3. Start learning vocabulary.
MLC Japanese page has a comprehensive JLPT guide to help you to learn vocabulary. Start from N5, then slowly proceed to N1.

4. Have a good dictionary.
Tagaini Jisho is a good dictionary to help you with words that you don’t know.

5. Listen to Japanese songs/drama/anime and try to mimic the tones/what they say.
Majo no Jyoken is a good drama to start.

Feel free to ask me any questions if you encounter any problems. =)