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Old 26-05-2019, 09:17 PM   #9631
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BUNKA Pre advance 1

Hi i am thinking of either bunka pre advance or IKOMA, i prefer conversational, anyone went for both and able to share the differences?
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Old 27-05-2019, 03:36 PM   #9632
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Hi i am thinking of either bunka pre advance or IKOMA, i prefer conversational, anyone went for both and able to share the differences?
I never did Bunka Pre-advanced, only their advanced. I did Ikoma's Pre-advanced, Advanced and Further advanced.

Bunka from Pre-advanced onwards are purely conversational.

Ikoma pre-advanced is also very conversational heavy.

Personally, I prefer Ikoma's classes because even though it is conversational, there is still a textbook that they follow and you can still track the progress. Bunka's approach is a little.. all over the place if I would put it.
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Old 21-06-2019, 10:32 PM   #9633
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Hi all. May I know what does it mean by Ikoma is more of conversational? Any idea which school would be more suitable for a beginner?

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Old 30-06-2019, 09:24 AM   #9634
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Conversational means there is more conversation between the teacher and students and not just the teacher talking in the class. You may want to consider Ikoma.
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Old 30-06-2019, 09:27 AM   #9635
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Hi all. May I know what does it mean by Ikoma is more of conversational? Any idea which school would be more suitable for a beginner?
Conversational means there is more conversation practice between the teacher and students or students and students and not just the teacher talking and the students listening in the class. You may want to consider Ikoma.
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Old 30-06-2019, 09:47 AM   #9636
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Conversational means there is more conversation practice between the teacher and students or students and students and not just the teacher talking and the students listening in the class. You may want to consider Ikoma.
Thanks for the reply. Will it be difficult to cope/adapt for a beginner? Planning to start learning soon.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:48 PM   #9637
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Thanks for the reply. Will it be difficult to cope/adapt for a beginner? Planning to start learning soon.

I've been to both. Ikoma's beginner and intermediate is very hard to cope due to a 5cm stack of homework every week. Their style focuses on rote learning and memorising of vocab. I found it too stressful so I changed to Bunka which has 2-5 worksheets per week and allows you to practice vocab through conversation and the style makes it easier to remember.
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Old 18-07-2019, 05:04 PM   #9638
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Good day, anyone can recommend which school provides a good conversational course and business conversational course?
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Old 21-07-2019, 01:09 PM   #9639
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Good day, anyone can recommend which school provides a good conversational course and business conversational course?
Bunka offers Business Japanese courses and the Skills Future credit can be used.
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