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Updated verb list for Minna no Nihongo Chapter 26-38

Hi all,

I have updated the verb list for Minna no Nihongo Chapter 26-38.

There were 2 verbs which had incorrect translations.

Verb 124) 入学します/ input
Original: 入学します
Corrected: 入力します

Verb 133) 違います
Original: be indifferent
Corrected: be different

Updated file can be downloaded here.

I apologize for the inconvenience caused.

/Can

Testimonials

Testimonial from student

Hi all,

We have received a new testimonial from our student.

/Can
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Joined TLS under the tutelage of Can Sensei in 2020, after having neglected the Japanese Language since my days in the University. One of the greatest USPs of TLS would be that the teachers are local, true-blue Singaporeans. This may come as a shock, as the general idea may be that native Japanese would be the best people to teach the language. But I look at it this way, a local would be able to translate, convey and deliver the language knowledge to you in a very local context, making it easier to understand and learn. That’s not to say that the unique Japanese language nuances and culture are neglected. The teachers here seem to be very well-versed in the culture and are able to teach this aspect through mini-projects, Japanese Drama watching, and even organised Japan Tours (prior to the pandemic).

I have not had experience in other language centres prior to TLS, except for in University. The big difference in delivery, would be the opportunity for conversation, which is emphasised. One of the fallacies in language learning, is the lack of opportunity to speak it. This opportunity is in abundance at TLS, and it helps you to be more confident in the language and to learn from each of your conversation partners new vocabulary and sentence patterns, of course with the guidance of the teachers.

The pandemic was a hit to many businesses, and I was impressed on how well TLS handled the transition from physical face-to-face lessons to a total online platform, with recordings, Telegram groups and “digitalised” homework submissions. The teachers are also available online for consultation outside of class hours, which is great for example when you spot cultural or language aspects you are unfamiliar with, while watching J Drama, you can ask, and you will be answered.

Joining the programme was simple and practical. Can Sensei would assess you by taking a short test, through which he will determine which level / programme you should begin with. While I was originally assessed to re-study from the basics, due to my long hiatus, Can Sensei was also open to my idea of letting me go for trial lessons for intermediate students instead. So, definitely not pushy, just to make you study longer with him. On the contrary, I think as a teacher, he possesses many great qualities, which include – passion to teach, humbleness, generosity, willingness to share and recognising that learning is not one-way, but a two-way affair.

Whilst there is room for improvement, in terms of online delivery of the courses, I think it would be safe to say, TLS is amongst the best in providing Japanese Language courses. Memorable experiences thus far:
1. Uni-style presentation of Modality in Japanese Language (TLS invites Japanese natives to evaluate and comment)
2. Preparation of Grammar Study Deck (to guide and encourage us on self-study)
3. Watching Drama in class (I mean, having entertainment whilst learning isn’t that bad right?)
4. Conversational Skits
5. JLPT mock exams
6. There were a few “makan” sessions, which I unfortunately missed but looked very fun!

Thank you to TLS, Can Sensei and Teo Sensei for reigniting my interest in learning the language.

By: Jeff Yeoh
Student (Pre-Advanced Japanese)

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Beginner Japanese lessons (Last 2 slots)

Hi all,

We are only left with last 2 slots for our popular Beginner Japanese lessons. In this set of 10 lessons, you will not only learn Japanese, but also experience culture and Japanese food! We are pushing the start date to 2 weeks later, so that more students can join us and experience our special way of learning Japanese.

Starting date: 10th Aug 2021 (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Slots: 6 (2 slots left)
Teacher: Jasper-sensei/Teo-sensei
Course outline can be found here.

Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons/subsequent lessons: $330 for 10 lessons

Textbook: $70 (from 11th lesson onwards)

To join, please drop us a message here.

Looking forward to seeing you all in our classes.

/Can

classes

Beginner Japanese lessons (Tues)

Hi all,

We have converted the original planned lesson from Monday to Tuesday. The following are the updated details for the class. Although this class is online, you may choose to attend the live lesson in the small classroom that we have at Geylang Bahru.

Starting date: 27th July 2021 (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Slots: 6 (3 slots left)
Teacher: Jasper-sensei/Teo-sensei

Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons/subsequent lessons: $330 for 10 lessons

Textbook: $70 (from 11th lesson onwards)

To join, please drop us a message here.

Looking forward to seeing you all in our classes.

/Can

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Intermediate Japanese

Hi all,

We are starting to recruit students for our Intermediate Japanese lessons. After you finish this course, you would be able to take either N4 or N3. Please see the details below:

Starting date: 26th Sept 2021 (Sun)
Time: 12:15pm-2:15pm
Slots: 6 (3 left)
Fees: $360 for 10 lessons (will be $350 if we have 6 students)
Textbook: $70 (2 books)
Teacher: Can-sensei

There will be an entrance test for those who wish to join us.

Please contact us via this link if you are interested.

/Can

classes

New Beginner Japanese (Foundation Studies) class: Tues

Hi all,

We have converted the original planned lesson from Monday to Tuesday. The following are the updated details for the class. Although this class is online, you may choose to attend the live lesson in the small classroom that we have at Geylang Bahru.

Starting date: 27th July 2021 (Tues)
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Slots: 6
Teacher: Jasper-sensei/Teo-sensei

Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons/subsequent lessons: $330 for 10 lessons

Textbook: $70 (from 11th lesson onwards)

To join, please drop us a message here.

Looking forward to seeing you all in our classes.

/Can

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Beginner Japanese (Sunday class)-Last slot left

Hi all,

We have only 1 last slot left for our Beginner Japanese class. For this class, the default lesson is done online, but we do allow classroom learning, should you wish to do so.

Our Beginner Japanese (Sun online) class has only 2 slots left.
You are allowed to attend this class in person if you wish to.

Please see the details as per follows:

Date: 11th July 2021 (Sun)
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Fees: $220 for 1st 10 lessons, $330 for subsequent 10 lessons
Textbook: $70 for 2 books (to be used from 11th lesson onwards)
Slots: 6 (1 slot left)
Teacher: Teo-sensei/Jasper-sensei

If you are interested, contact us via this form here.

/Can