Beginner Class (Sat afternoon)

Hi all,

We will be having a new Beginner class in May. If you are interested, please drop us a message to find out more or drop us a Whatsapp/Telegram message at 88001258 to find out more.

Starting Date: 22nd May 2021 (Sat)
Time: 3:15pm-5:15pm
Fees: $220 for the 1st term of 10 lessons, subsequent terms $330 for 10 lessons
Textbook: $70
Slots: 6
Teacher: Teo-sensei/Can-sensei



Doing our best for every student

Hi all,

Today’s post is about doing our best for each and every student of ours.

The below book on the left and the book on the right.

The same book, different dates of printing. I bought the left one when it first came out and the second one last week.

We purchase Japanese books almost every 2 months so that our students get the most up-to-date information from Japan. We are not natives, but we try our best to give our best to each and every student who gives us a chance.

If you think that this resonates with you, having a dedicated teacher to guide you through your studies. Please do give us a try and tell us if we did good or bad. =)



Readiness Interview

Hi all,

Today I would like to share more about our readiness interview.

In our Japanese teacher training course, we are taught that it is always recommended to have an interview with the potential student to understand the following:

1) How long has the student learnt Japanese (for students with prior knowledge)

2) Readiness towards the language that the student wishes to learn: i.e. Japanese

3) Studying capabilities (e.g. financially, time that the student is able to commit, other factors that will affect the student studying capabilities)

4) Needs of the student (e.g. what does the student wish to learn), so that we can adjust our teaching plan to suit all students in the group lesson.

We want our students to make an informed decision before joining us.

A good teacher would do this for all students, regardless whether the student is a private student or a group class student.


1) Yuru Yuru Sensei

2) Nagoya University Graduate School of Languages and Culture


送別会 (そうべつかい) / Farewell party


こんばんは。今日はある生徒(せいと) の送別会でした。
(Good evening. Today, there was a farewell party for a student.)

この生徒(せいと) はもう4年間ぐらいTLSで勉強しました。
(This student studied with us for about 4 years.)

(Every year, her JLPT result would be above 160 out of 180.)

(This student has decided to work overseas and will leave Singapore.)

幸い(さいわい/N3) に、Zoomを通じて(via/N3 grammar)、レッスンを受けます。
(Fortunately, she will attend lessons via Zoom.)

厨 (くりや)というレストランで (N4 grammar) 送別会をやりました。
写真をご覧ください (N4 grammar/honorific speech)。
(We had the farewell party at a restaurant called Kuriya. Please see the photos.)

8人で、会計 (かいけい) は $1014.34でした。
(With 8 pax, the bill came up to be $1014.34.)

この生徒は本当にいい生徒ですので、高級(こうきゅう) レストランで奢りました。
(As this student is really a good student, I treated her (and the class) to a high class restaurant.)

これはTLSならでは (N1 grammar)のサービスと友情です。
(This is the service and friendship that you can only find in TLS.)