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Old 19-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #7381
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But dont let that discourage you. Learning a new language is a long journey, and if it was so easy - there wouldn't be a sense of satisfaction when you get there.

There are conversational courses that are taught in language schools, and also intensive 5 times a week classes catered to full-time learners. Look for dimitri_can , he knows a lot about the individual courses in individual schools.

However, its still a good idea to go with the JLPT syllabus even though you don't intend to take them. Learn the relevant grammar and vocabulary at each level in progression. It keeps you focused.

One must have a strong foundation in JLPT3 and JLPT4 grammar even if one only wants to be able to converse. A person who has a perfect grasp of basic grammar but with limited vocabulary will impress people more than one who knows difficult words but has a shaky grammar foundation.
Was looking through all the work i was doing in this forum when i found it to be very meaningful...

"A person who has a perfect grasp of basic grammar but with limited vocabulary will impress people more than one who knows difficult words but has a shaky grammar foundation."
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Old 20-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #7382
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hey wanted to ask for advice... been reading Japanese for several (6~) years until it's pretty comfortable to me... only thing is I have not taken any class ever since my beginner years ago... So everything I know is 'chapalang'... esp grammar

My sources have pretty much been from watching nicovideo, japanese forums (2ch), and watching TV programmes raw (anime or just general stuff)... I do chat in Japanese on a Japanese friend's forum...

But I'm damn well aware what I know is only useful for everyday stuff as it's filled with net lingo and I want to train myself up to at least N2 standard after my Uni, so I can utilise the skill eventually...

dimitri_can got any advice how I should take this path?
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Old 20-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #7383
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Hmm, looking at your situation. Since right now you are lacking in grammar. Suggest you get a private teacher to help you to set things straight.... School might be a bit overkill for you... unless u don't mind starting slow...
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oh, any tips on finding one?

No idea how to find private teachers..

Yeah I also don't think the standard school syllabus will be suited for me, thanks!
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Old 20-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #7385
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Anyone has taken biz jap classes at Bunka before?
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Old 20-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #7386
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My friend took before. He said it's a bit too short... 1.5 hours...
Try taking at JAS.
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My friend took before. He said it's a bit too short... 1.5 hours...
Try taking at JAS.
they do offer business jap courses?
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Old 20-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #7388
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They do, but at the start of the year.
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Old 20-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #7389
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They do, but at the start of the year.
i see. but is it possible to join in half way?
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Old 20-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #7390
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Nope. I just did a check earlier. Can't
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Nope. I just did a check earlier. Can't
oh no....need to wait for another year.... >.<

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Old 20-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #7392
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btw, anyone wants free JLPT form for Jul? I took extra, then i don't think i can return back. Kindly contact me to collect it from me.
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Old 24-03-2012, 01:29 AM   #7393
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How many of you remember this? =)

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Old 25-03-2012, 11:56 PM   #7394
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Hello, am interested to learn basic conversational Japanese. I was introduced this school, Pyaess. Is anyone learning there? Hope to hear some reviews. Thank you
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Old 26-03-2012, 12:41 AM   #7395
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Hello guys, can anyone recommend some good textbooks for N3 Grammar and Vocab? I will be taking N3 this December and would like to start preparing for it.

Are the Nihongo So-Matome series good?
White Rabbit Press The Complete Set: Nihongo So-matome JLPT N3

I am looking for something that gives detailed explanation with various examples.
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