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Old 17-08-2018, 01:26 PM   #9556
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Don worry, I have seen many survived....
One of them is my sensei....
Good for him/her...

But everyday's load is so heavy i have no time to catch anything..
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Old 19-08-2018, 04:14 PM   #9557
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How Long would it take to be fluent in Japanese? ... I only speak English
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Old 19-08-2018, 05:08 PM   #9558
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How Long would it take to be fluent in Japanese? ... I only speak English
depends on ur learning speed and way, may take up to years.
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Old 19-08-2018, 05:38 PM   #9559
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How Long would it take to be fluent in Japanese? ... I only speak English
Depends. If you ask me, I will say 6 years with weekly lessons + lots of speaking practices and maybe thousand+ hour consuming Japanese media. My definitition of fluent is to be able to hold a decent conversation at a comfortable speed on topics that is deeper than just daily conversation. Reading and understanding Japanese newspaper and novel, listening to Japanese podcasts with no difficulties.

Some may be faster and some slower.
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Old 22-08-2018, 09:57 PM   #9560
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Wanna find out more about this year's JLPT?
See here for more details.

https://www.meetup.com/SGJapaneseMee...nts/254005954/

This is a free event.
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Old 24-08-2018, 10:39 PM   #9561
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tempted to go those PA courses at the CCs ...

but is it enough ?
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Old 24-08-2018, 10:41 PM   #9562
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depends on the teacher ba...

if u have skillsfuture, can try my alma mater.

https://www.hougangjapanese.com/
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Old 25-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #9563
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tempted to go those PA courses at the CCs ...

but is it enough ?
CC dont actually teach u much tbh.
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Old 26-08-2018, 03:20 PM   #9564
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CC dont actually teach u much tbh.
you have attended before ? is it more of those casual kinds
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Old 27-08-2018, 06:01 PM   #9565
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you have attended before ? is it more of those casual kinds
Yes, casua. my ex-sensei is umm
doesn't teach much and tend to give very little about the culture. Always sometimes early end class.

But idk tho, some senseis teach differently. it was back 2015 winter when i started learning japanese tho.
But at least, they teach u hiragana, katakana and etc.
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Old 28-08-2018, 01:51 AM   #9566
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Anyone can recommend affordable and good private lesson?
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Old 28-08-2018, 09:48 AM   #9567
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Anyone can recommend affordable and good private lesson?
Am searching for one. Can be kinda expensive even tho i contacted one near my home.
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Old 29-08-2018, 06:30 PM   #9568
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Yes.

Initially I was using English to learn. but after intermittent level, I found that it was better to use Chinese to learn instead.

If you were learning through Chinese language, I can recommend a Taiwanese who's teaching Japanese.

He's quite good in Japanese grammar / vocabulary, and can explain quite well (in Chinese language). In fact, he will explain or teach on some areas of which other textbooks don't teach but students are expected to know.

As for the pronunciation, it will be handled by a Japanese.

Usually He will do live on Sundays at 9 pm to explain on Japanese grammar / vocabulary, but will stop for these 2 weeks.

BTW, he's in Taiwan, not in Singapore, but I have bought Japanese course from him. If good, I might continue learning from him.
I'm interested to learn Japanese through Chinese as well.
Do you mind to share more information about this teacher & his course?
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Old 30-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #9569
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Anyone know anything about Bunka? Looking for places to pick up the very basics that can use skillsfuture credit. Idea is at least if i find it too tough my out of pocket cost will be reduced or non. At the same time i'd want a good school which i can continue with after E1 if i decide i can do it.

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Old 02-09-2018, 12:46 AM   #9570
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Anyone know anything about Bunka? Looking for places to pick up the very basics that can use skillsfuture credit. Idea is at least if i find it too tough my out of pocket cost will be reduced or non. At the same time i'd want a good school which i can continue with after E1 if i decide i can do it.
My cousin is learning at Bunka. Price wise a bit more expensive than Hougang Japanese language school.

From what I heard from my friend, if I remembered correctly, Bunka will kinda prepare you for JLPT.
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