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Japanese Language Lesson
*** £15 per hour ***
|| Writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Hiragana and Katakana alphabet and Kanji.
Both formal and informal speech.
|| Expand your vocabulary.
Follow your interests.
|| Enjoy discussions.
Talk about the internet, the news, TV or any topic.
My former students in Japan
|| He was a manager of English and French language schools in Osaka.
He passed JLPT (Japannese Language Proficiency Test) Level 2 and was trying
to pass JLPT Level 1 but found it difficult to study on his own. He had
tried studying at a Japanese school but without success. We used a textbook,
which he chose, and I produced some other materials which he found useful.
Occasionally, I made mini-tests to motivate him.
|| He was a magician and wanted to show his tricks in Japanese. Also he had a Japanese girlfriend who had a son. He was communicating with her in English and could not communicate with her son, so he decided to learn Japanese. I taught him formal Japanese for his tricks and casual expressions that would help him make friends with her son.
|| He was an English teacher who was studying to become a doctor. He
did not want to use a textbook, so he wrote some dialogues in English and
I translated them into Japanese. We practiced having conversations using
the dialogues. I also produced some other materials for him.
|| He was an English teacher. He had been in Japan for five years but
could not speak Japanese at all. He was starting to feel embarrassed. Although
he decided to learn Japanese, he did not know where to start. He did not
feel comfortable in a group, so we had one-to-one lessons. He started to
show interest in proverbs and idioms, so we focused on that. He said that
proverbs often helped to break the ice.
|| He was an English teacher who was also a maths teacher in Australia.
Although he was enjoying staying in Japan, he was using English all the
time and starting to wonder what he had achieved there. He suddenly felt
that he had to learn Japanese before going back to Australia and started
to talk to Japanese people in his local pub but realized that he did not
even know how to introduce himself in Japanese. He also wanted to talk
to Japanese people when traveling around, so I produced some other materials
to cover those situations.
|| I had some 3-week-intensive classes for Fillipinos who wanted to work in Japan. I taught them how to speak to their superiors and how to use casual forms to their colleagues.