learning japanese

Ah_keong

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
7,801
Reaction score
1
Anyone knows if Ikoma is still any good for learning Japanese? Stopped for 3 years, and feel like resuming their pre-advance class. Any inputs much appreciated :)!

You may want to take a entrance test to see if your Intermediate Class knowledge is rusty after stopping for three years :D
 

Ah_keong

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
7,801
Reaction score
1
Hi, I am wondering if there is any Japanese Lesson classes conducted with flexible timings that I can attend as I am currently doing shift work. Find that I am a better learner in a classroom setting with a teacher. :) Thank you for any information and help.

You may want to try BUNKA or IKOMA :D
 

Ah_keong

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
7,801
Reaction score
1
Dear all,

I am planning to enrich myself by taking Japanese classes. I have no prior background in the language but enjoy watching japanese drama and in the past, anime.

I am wondering which school is good in teaching a total beginner....

Hope to hear from you guys soon...

You may want to try JCS(Starting in Jan), BUNKA, IKOMA.

Good luck! :D
 

ochibi89

Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2005
Messages
370
Reaction score
0
Do you happen to know if JCS's fee? cos i can't find the price on their website and they are not replying to my mail.. haha thanks in advance...
 

Ah_keong

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
7,801
Reaction score
1
Do you happen to know if JCS's fee? cos i can't find the price on their website and they are not replying to my mail.. haha thanks in advance...

I would advice you to go down to the place and get the fee amount. :D
 

dimitri_can

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2005
Messages
7,696
Reaction score
4
Am thinking of doing a last min free JLPT N2 class.
Mon-Thurs 7.30-9.30pm (1st-4th Dec)

Am going to focus more on grammar, 読解 and 聴解.

If interested, pls pm me. Printing fees payable.
 

solarwings

Member
Joined
May 6, 2010
Messages
261
Reaction score
0
Do you happen to know if JCS's fee? cos i can't find the price on their website and they are not replying to my mail.. haha thanks in advance...

I think you have to wait a bit
Now is JCS's busy period, with the exams and upcoming jlpt

Not sure if it changed, but last time when I used to attend JCS, the first payment was around 200 or so depending on level. Then you pay some fees every two months.
 

ochibi89

Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2005
Messages
370
Reaction score
0
I think you have to wait a bit
Now is JCS's busy period, with the exams and upcoming jlpt

Not sure if it changed, but last time when I used to attend JCS, the first payment was around 200 or so depending on level. Then you pay some fees every two months.

Thanks....

is 640...
 

avalanste

Banned
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
4,717
Reaction score
0
currently studying in ikoma, yes majority of sensei there are kawaii, though i'm not sure if the school was like this last time.

Anyway, most of the younger sensei teach basic-intermediate levels, but Ikoma is better for those who want to study at N2-N1 level, sensei at that level are usually more experienced.
You'll be fed with so much notes that you'll need a few ring files to categorize separately.
 

dimitri_can

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2005
Messages
7,696
Reaction score
4
For those who wanna find out more or have dying questions to ask, i invite u to join this fb group (Learn Japanese in SG)

If u cant find this group, let me know. =)
There are currently 245 members and moving up day by day.
 

jeremiahtong

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2011
Messages
84
Reaction score
0
Ikoma or bunka better?

deciding between these two..

I haven't regretted joining Ikoma. Do note that the teachers do understand English even if they don't speak it in class. In the Basic levels, you can still ask them questions in English and they will reply in Japanese. In addition, the grammar and vocabulary notes have English and Chinese translation.

In any case, there should be minimal use of English as you progress so whether the teacher speaks English or not should not be an issue.
 
Last edited:

Ah_keong

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
7,801
Reaction score
1
I haven't regretted joining Ikoma. Do note that the teachers do understand English even if they don't speak it in class. In the Basic levels, you can still ask them questions in English and they will reply in Japanese. In addition, the grammar and vocabulary notes have English and Chinese translation.

In any case, there should be minimal use of English as you progress so whether the teacher speaks English or not should not be an issue.

Totally agree! :D

I would recommend beginners to have a first aim (N5 level) to be able to basically express yourself 10 ~ 20% of your first language capability.
 

jimmy_sg

Senior Member
Joined
May 27, 2006
Messages
706
Reaction score
0
Anyone took jlpt today? The N3 listening comprehension is so difficult...
 

dimitri_can

Supremacy Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2005
Messages
7,696
Reaction score
4
@curry_puff, did u get it correct?

極端(きょくたん)
戻して(もどして)
継続(けいぞく)
除いて(のぞいて)
貿易(ぼうえき)
 
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.
Top