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Old 09-08-2018, 12:04 PM   #9556
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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?
Have you checked the price too? I used to subscribe emails by one of the schools and i see its slightly expensive.

6 months is alittle too quick isnt it
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:14 PM   #9557
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Have you checked the price too? I used to subscribe emails by one of the schools and i see its slightly expensive.

6 months is alittle too quick isnt it

The course schedule in ISI does show that you can hit N2 within 6 months and since Akamonkai is much more intensive, they should be able to do it too.

As for the cost, I'm fine with both. I'm just not too sure which to go to since I don't want to land in a bad school as I aim to finish my N2 while spending my 6 months there studying as well as using the immersion to try an speed up the progress hence I'm asking for opinions on either of the schools.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:46 PM   #9558
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The course schedule in ISI does show that you can hit N2 within 6 months and since Akamonkai is much more intensive, they should be able to do it too.

As for the cost, I'm fine with both. I'm just not too sure which to go to since I don't want to land in a bad school as I aim to finish my N2 while spending my 6 months there studying as well as using the immersion to try an speed up the progress hence I'm asking for opinions on either of the schools.
From 0 to N2 in 6 months? Or do you already have some foundations?

0 to N2 is going to be tough to achieve in 6 mths. If that is the case, I would go for the more intensive school.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:05 AM   #9559
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From 0 to N2 in 6 months? Or do you already have some foundations?

0 to N2 is going to be tough to achieve in 6 mths. If that is the case, I would go for the more intensive school.
From N3 to N2. Hence I'm gathering opinion on which is a better school.
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Old 14-08-2018, 04:31 PM   #9560
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It is possible in Japan from 0 to reach N1 in 12 months....
everyday you would be immersed in Japanese as you are in "survival mode"
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Old 15-08-2018, 04:21 PM   #9561
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For me, I learn Japanese language through Chinese language.

There's a Taiwanese teacher teaching Japanese language. What makes it special is that he makes use of technology to teach Japanese language, and put his lessons in his learning website. You must register 1st and bought his lessons before you can watch his lessons. The lessons can be watched anytime.

In addition, he will also do LIVE on every Sunday night to answer queries on a few questions asked by students.

He opens a Japanese language learning school in Taiwan.
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Old 15-08-2018, 05:56 PM   #9562
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It is possible in Japan from 0 to reach N1 in 12 months....
everyday you would be immersed in Japanese as you are in "survival mode"
More likely to die out lol
Everyday.
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Old 16-08-2018, 02:21 PM   #9563
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Don worry, I have seen many survived....
One of them is my sensei....
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Old 17-08-2018, 01:26 PM   #9564
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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   #9565
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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   #9566
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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   #9567
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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   #9568
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Old 24-08-2018, 10:39 PM   #9569
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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   #9570
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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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