Update on Beginner Class for weekend

Hi all, Just a quick update that i might have a Sat afternoon class in Sept/Oct, depending if the current N1 class continue their studies. Cheers, Can

Introduction to 未然形 2 (Conjugation of ない-form/受身形/使役形)

みなさん、 おはようございます。 Today i will be talking about conjugation of ない-form/受身形/使役形. Yesterday we looked at 未然形 (in this post, i will refer it as 未). Let’s take a look at how to change to the various forms. Group 1 verbs/五段動詞 ない-form: 未+ない (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわない) 受身形: 未+れます (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわれます) 使役形: 未+せます (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわせます) 使役受身形: 未+されます (かいますー>かいー>かわ…

Introduction to 未然形 1 (Imperfective form)

みなさん、 こんばんは。 At the request of some students, this week i will be writing about 未然形 (みぜんけい), ない-form, 受身形 (うけみけい/passive form) and 使役形 (しえきけい/causative form) I am sure those who have studied Genki, Minna no Nihongo or any other textbook, you would know what is ない-form. So what is 未然形 (みぜんけい)? 未然形 is one of…

Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies

Dear all, I will be starting a new Japanese class before i retire from Japanese teaching, since the Mastering Japanese pronunciation class has no students taking up. Date: 27th June 18 Time: 730-930pm Location: Waterloo Centre (exact location to be advised later) Fees: $250 inclusive of classroom rental and textbook/10 sessions Number of students: 8…

Giving and Receiving with あげます/もらいます/くれます (N5)

みなさん、 こんばんは。 Today i would like to explain about あげます/もらいます/くれます。 「あげます/give」 わたしは ともだちに 花(はな)を あげました。 I gave my friend flowers. Structure: Giver は Receiver of Action に Object を あげます。 In this case, 「わたし」 is the giver, 「ともだち」is the receiver, 「はな」being the object given. __________________________________________________ 「もらいます/receive」 わたしは ともだちに 花(はな)を もらいました。 I received flowers from my friend . Structure: Receiver of Action は…

New N5 Prep Class

Hi all, I would be opening a new N5 Prep class to prepare for July`s paper. Dates: 24th Jun morning, 25th, 27th, 28th Jun night Time: 10-1pm (24th Jun), 7-930pm (25th, 27th, 28th Jun) Fees: $250 Slots: 6   Guaranteed pass. For details, please drop me a message.

New Beginner Japanese Lessons

Hi all, The next upcoming class info is up. Starting Date: May 2018 (once we have 6 students) Day/Time : Wed 7-9pm Slots: 6 Fees: $280 for 10 lessons/term Textbook: $65 for 5 terms If you are interested, please contact me via the Contact Me Form Can

Drama Project Submission (by my new Beginner class)

みなさん、 こんばんは。 My students had the chance to do the drama project. Feel free to browse through them. DramaProject 1 Drama Project 2 Drama Project 3 Drama Project 4 More projects by other students to come. Cheers, Can

Beginner Japanese Course: 4 seats left

Hi all, We have only 4 seats left for our Thurs Beginner Japanese course. This might be the last Beginner course offered for the year. To sign up, please drop us a message via the Contact Us form. Trial lessons are also available. Starting Date: 29th March 2018 (Thurs) Time: 7-930pm Slots: 6 Fees: $315/term…

Updated class for Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies

Hi all, I have changed the class (originally held on a Wed) to a Thurs. Starting Date: 29th March 2018 (Thurs) Time: 7-930pm Slots: 6 Fees: $315/term (10 lessons) inclusive of textbook for 3 terms. The whole beginner course is 4 terms to complete. Session is now longer, but we will finish the syllabus faster….