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Old 10-07-2018, 05:25 AM   #9541
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Can advise which school to go for conversational Japanese course, not interested in taking any JLPT exam. As long as I can understand Japanese drama/anime I'm happy
You need to understand the language in order to converse. I would say at least get a strong foundation. Ikoma pre-advance levels has quite a bit of conversation. Bunka from pre-advance onwards are purely conversation.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:44 PM   #9542
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Please recommend good Japanese language school in order to start learning Japanese language. I am the beginner and know nothing about the language yet. Is there any government funding for Singapore PR for the course?

For self study, what would be the recommended book and CD to start with?

Many thanks in adv for the advises.
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:23 AM   #9543
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Hi,

Please recommend good Japanese language school in order to start learning Japanese language. I am the beginner and know nothing about the language yet. Is there any government funding for Singapore PR for the course?

For self study, what would be the recommended book and CD to start with?

Many thanks in adv for the advises.
There are many good schools around. I would personally recommend JCS and IKOMA.

If you know Hiragana / Katakana script, I would recommend Japanese for Busy People for self study....

Good luck and God Speed....
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Old 21-07-2018, 10:34 PM   #9544
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Hi all, I'd like to ask if there are any schools with a flexible schedule as I work retail shifts and can't really commit to a fixed schedule. I really want to achieve like N1 for professional reasons so it would be good to have a school to learn from. Thanks in advance!
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Old 22-07-2018, 08:20 AM   #9545
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Hi all,
I am conducting a free sharing session on particles.
Materials are chargeable at $2.00.

Visit the below link for more info.

https://www.meetup.com/SGJapaneseMee...nts/252931427/
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Old 22-07-2018, 08:21 AM   #9546
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Hi all, I'd like to ask if there are any schools with a flexible schedule as I work retail shifts and can't really commit to a fixed schedule. I really want to achieve like N1 for professional reasons so it would be good to have a school to learn from. Thanks in advance!
You can try Ikoma.
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Old 22-07-2018, 10:32 PM   #9547
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I like this website.

https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/learn/list/
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Old 24-07-2018, 01:31 AM   #9548
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Thanks a lot !

You can try Ikoma.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:28 PM   #9549
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There are many good schools around. I would personally recommend JCS and IKOMA.

If you know Hiragana / Katakana script, I would recommend Japanese for Busy People for self study....

Good luck and God Speed....
How is the book like?
been deciding which book is suitable for me.

i will be taking the N4 in 4 months... grammar and listening is still abit of issue to me..
Is reading simple novels another way of learning kanji?
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:31 PM   #9550
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I like this website.

https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/learn/list/
looks cool.
thx for the webbie.
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How is the book like?
been deciding which book is suitable for me.

i will be taking the N4 in 4 months... grammar and listening is still abit of issue to me..
Is reading simple novels another way of learning kanji?
I used the books (1~3) for self study when I started learning Japanese.
For Kanji, the fastest way to learn is drilling.

For grammar, understanding the concepts and forms are needed.
For listening, practice is norm. Usually I train listening with Japanese drama.

For N4, other than understanding and putting effort, you may need more practice for N4. Are you currently in any prep class for N4?

Lastly, may I ask what is your score for N5?
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I used the books (1~3) for self study when I started learning Japanese.
For Kanji, the fastest way to learn is drilling.

For grammar, understanding the concepts and forms are needed.
For listening, practice is norm. Usually I train listening with Japanese drama.

For N4, other than understanding and putting effort, you may need more practice for N4. Are you currently in any prep class for N4?

Lastly, may I ask what is your score for N5?
Back then it was a fail score 2 years but i did not take any test then, just practicing the foundations and the rest so i decided to take the test.

Nope. Normally i self study and ask my friends questions. Prep class alittle expensive. I repeat the doing of questions, research the dictionary online when in doubt.
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Back then it was a fail score 2 years but i did not take any test then, just practicing the foundations and the rest so i decided to take the test.

Nope. Normally i self study and ask my friends questions. Prep class alittle expensive. I repeat the doing of questions, research the dictionary online when in doubt.
Self study is challenging as you may not have a proper learning route and structure. That being said, it is still not so bad at N4 as there are still materials that guide you. Pass that I will advise to take a class.

Anyway for JLPT prep class, I like the ones at Ikoma. Pace is fast and cover the essential grammar points, drills vocab, reading, and provide a lot of material for practice including listening. Many mock tests in between as well and the homeworks force you to really make an effort.
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Self study is challenging as you may not have a proper learning route and structure. That being said, it is still not so bad at N4 as there are still materials that guide you. Pass that I will advise to take a class.

Anyway for JLPT prep class, I like the ones at Ikoma. Pace is fast and cover the essential grammar points, drills vocab, reading, and provide a lot of material for practice including listening. Many mock tests in between as well and the homeworks force you to really make an effort.
Actually normally i will just use the grammar books ( those JLPT book with the worms on it )
To drill my weakness , explaination is all given there. If i were to pass this level, next level will be on class already. No more self studying.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:04 AM   #9555
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Hi,

I want to start studying N2 in Japan and hopefully be able to finish it within 6 months. So far I have narrowed down to 2 schools after speaking with them: ISI Takadanobaba and Akamonkai after looking through their course schedule too.

Does anyone know which school is better?
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