Why Learn Japanese?

Student: Can, i wanna study under you and pass JLPT. A lot of my friends say you teach very well and guarantee pass in JLPT.

My answer to him:
In my class, of course i teach you how to pass JLPT, because my mindset is the same as the examiners who set the questions.But ask yourself, what was your first purpose of studying Japanese? To pass JLPT? To understand the language? To know the meaning of the song that your favorite artist sings? What i feel is most important is to be able to speak. To be able to speak, you need a lot of courage. I hope through my lessons, i would be able to help you develop a passion for Japanese, not just understanding the language, but also through the language, understand more about the people, why are they like that. I think most people would not think like me. (^_^)

When i was about to quit my 4k job as a Japanese IT helpdesk engineer, I asked myself would i be able to command such a high salary given a Diploma (i was given quite a high salary due to my speaking skills, i joined the company with no JLPT 2 certificate, the interviewer who was one of the senior directors in Japan was impressed that i could speak Keigo/ultra polite language of Japanese (usually even JLPT N1 cert holders have difficulty in Keigo) )? True, i do not now. But i feel to be able to share with my students about Japan and Japanese makes me happy and i am glad that i have made the choice. I guess for now, i will not go back into IT line but i hope i can be more of someone who is there to help Japanese learners and learn along with them. =)

Like what my student said about me…

Instill Passion instead of just transferring knowledge
Can believes in instilling passion for the language instead of purely teaching the technical aspects of the language. He introduces interesting areas and cultures of Japan which he saw and experienced on his trips there. He also introduces the Japanese songs and trends to instill the passion in the language.

Cool Japan

皆さん、日本語について、何かご存知ですか。

「Cool Japan」は日本のクールなことに関する番組です。いい番組ですから、ご覧ください。
今回の話題は日本語の言葉です
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Everybody, what do you guys know about Japanese?
Cool Japan is a program regarding Japan’s cool stuff.
It’s a good program, do watch it.
The topic this time is Japanese language. (^_^)

悲しみに負けないで

皆さんは悲しい時、何をします。
昨夜、いろいろがあって、ちょっと悲しかったです。
下川みくにさんの「悲しみに負けないで」を思い出して、聞きました。
それから、よくなりました。

皆さんは悲しい時、この歌を聞いてください。 気持ちはよくなると思います
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Hello everyone, what will you do when you are sad,
Yesterday night, there were some things that happened, i was a bit sad.
I recalled about Shimokawa Mikuni’s Kanashimi ni Makenai De (Don’t lose to Sadness) and listened to it.
After that, i became better.

When you are sad, listen to this song, you will feel better.

集結の園へ By: 林原めぐみ

皆さんは林原めぐみという歌手をご存知ですか。

彼女はよくアニメの主題歌(しゅだいか)を歌います。

今回、新世紀エヴァンゲリオンの主題歌、「集結の園へ」をご視聴ください。
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Everyone, do you know this singer by the name of Hayashibara Megumi?
She often sing theme songs for anime.
This time, please listen to the theme song for Neon Genesis EVANGELION, Shuuketsu no sono e

New Conversation Class starting 17th March

Conversation Class will start as usual, even though i only have 1 student.

Starting Date: March 17th Sat 9-11am
Cost: $30 (1 student), $25 (2 students), $20 (4 students)
Max class size: 4
Location: town area
Pre-requisite: At least 1 year of Japanese studies (can be self study)
Free Trial lesson is available. Contact me for details.

What will we be doing
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-Intonation & Accent
-Self Introduction
-Describing days/time/etc
-Types of speaking styles
-Forming simple sentences
-Forming complex sentences
-Watch drama to learn how the people speak

ようこそ!

Hi,

Welcome to my site. In this site, i hope to be able to share more about myself and my journey towards Japanese proficiency.

Last time, because of money issues, i didn’t have the chance to study Japanese. When i was learning my Japanese, i thought, it may be good to teach poor people. Then i started looking for these people. I think that be able to learn Japanese is a very good thing. A JLPT 1 holder can command up to extra 1.5k in his/her salary. In this world, there are people who want to learn, because of money problems, they don’t even have the chance to learn. Thus, everyone who are studying Japanese now, please work hard in your Japanese.

Max 8 students class size | Free trial lesson available | Next to Lavender MRT | admin@learnJapanese.sg