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Old 19-03-2020, 08:47 AM   #9676
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Took their N2 prep class last year. Thankfully passed. So they're definitely good. I used to attend regularly 10 years ago for their pre advanced and also JLPT 3 Prep. Only thing is their classes aren't cheap..
How about listening and talking
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Old 19-03-2020, 11:00 AM   #9677
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How about listening and talking
Each class is focused on grammar,vocab,listening,comprehension. If you want conversation, then you'll be better suited in their other classes. Since this is geared towards exams.
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Old 19-03-2020, 11:08 AM   #9678
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I have some N2 books to sell. Got those while I was in Japan. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 19-03-2020, 09:22 PM   #9679
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I should be geared more towards conversations...
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Old 22-03-2020, 08:14 PM   #9680
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Hi. Does anyone know if there's any difference between ある and 持っている?
For example: 自分の意見がある vs 自分の意見を持っている

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Old 25-03-2020, 02:30 AM   #9681
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Hi. Does anyone know if there's any difference between ある and 持っている?
For example: 自分の意見がある vs 自分の意見を持っている
one is "have", the other is "carry"
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Old 25-03-2020, 11:31 AM   #9682
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Hi. Does anyone know if there's any difference between ある and 持っている?
For example: 自分の意見がある vs 自分の意見を持っている
「ある」: 不一定拥有所有权
「持っている」: 则指某物在自己名下
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Old 25-03-2020, 03:01 PM   #9683
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「ある」: 不一定拥有所有权
「持っている」: 则指某物在自己名下
Thank you sensei.

So 持っている is more appropriate in the example I gave?

Am I also right to say that ある is more concerned with the existence state while 持っている is more concerned with owning?

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Old 25-03-2020, 03:08 PM   #9684
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depends on what context it is used. Look through the search results and decide which one fits better in your context.

意見がある: https://bit.ly/2y7W2Ae
意見を持っている: https://bit.ly/2QJjvy5
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Old 27-03-2020, 03:59 PM   #9685
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For those who are still saying the word "Jap" or likes to use the word "Jap", please check the below video out.

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Old 28-03-2020, 04:10 PM   #9686
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Hello, my friends recommended me two schools to learn Japanese. Ikoma and Bunka.

However one of them told me that the teachers in Ikoma don't use English much? If that's the case won't it affect how well a beginner can learn?

For me I took basic Japanese introductory lessons when I was in school and know hiragana, katakana, basic words and phrases and also counting. I'd like to know what are you guys' recommendations for which school is better to learn conversational Japanese? And whether they would have classes suited to my level without having to go through relearning hiragana and katakana again
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Old 29-03-2020, 12:10 AM   #9687
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You have to think what is your end goal.

Ikoma uses direct method of teaching (i.e using Japanese to teach Japanese), so you might have issues at the start and have to put in more effort to understand what the teachers are saying. Ikoma is ok, because the school is big, they can put you on replacement class anytime of the day. Bunka might not have replacement class every day.

For Bunka, I am not so sure. Maybe indirect method of teaching (using English to teach Japanese).
Call the school to find out.

They can put you on a placement test to see which level suits you.

Go search my posts on the comparison of the schools.

Good luck

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Old 05-04-2020, 09:14 AM   #9688
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How about listening and talking
Prep classes are intensive lessons to equip you for JLPT. Ikoma focuses on grammar, comprehension and listening in the class. The sensei will not go through the vocabulary list given. You have to learn it on your own and a few will be randomly picked and tested in the weekly quiz.
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Old 05-05-2020, 04:25 PM   #9689
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hi, im looking forward to learn Japanese as a beginner. I have a full time job so this is more of a hobby.
I was thinking if Tomo language is good? I am looking for casual learning and hope it is not too stressful as i have to balance a full time job in IT with learning Japanese on my free time.

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Old 05-05-2020, 04:39 PM   #9690
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if you are doing it as a hobby, then it's advisable to learn yourself first via places like japanesepod101, etc. Don't waste money. Learning a language requires commitment. It's usually about 2 hours of lesson + 4 hours of revision a week.

I tried to learn Korean, after I mastered my Japanese. At that time, I could not afford to spend even 2 hours to revise after class. After which, I stopped after 3 lessons, because I couldn't catch up.

You can try to do some searching online to see what others say about learning a language.

https://www.japaneseexplorer.com.sg/...guage-classes/

https://www.liveworkplayjapan.com/le...uent-in-japan/

https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/learn/japanese
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