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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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Old 30-08-2019, 02:40 PM   #9640
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if u want, u can see if you wanna sign up for my classes, but i only take in serious learners only.
Hi im interested. can pm me. thank you
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:27 PM   #9641
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Hi, after some research I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the language academies that offer Japanese classes. E.g. IKOMA, Bunka, inlingua and also SP and NUS. I'm a PR hence not eligible for Skillsfuture and such, SP & NUS seems to be very expensive. And scrolling through the thread I've seen good reviews of IKOMA. Any advice? Thanks!
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Hi, after some research I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the language academies that offer Japanese classes. E.g. IKOMA, Bunka, inlingua and also SP and NUS. I'm a PR hence not eligible for Skillsfuture and such, SP & NUS seems to be very expensive. And scrolling through the thread I've seen good reviews of IKOMA. Any advice? Thanks!
Ikoma or Bunka are ok
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Old 27-09-2019, 06:47 AM   #9643
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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.
Hi, do you mind pm me the website or details? Thanks 😊
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Old 27-09-2019, 12:03 PM   #9644
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Hi, do you mind pm me the website or details? Thanks 😊
Hi, PM as per request.
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Ikoma N4 prep course worth to take
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