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Omg I think I am the only one who didn't know jlpt results for last dec has been up for ages! Just remembered and realize can check online zzz.

I registered with Ikoma, does anyone know when can get the results slip uh? Else Nvm will ask on sat

Eh how to book tix for naruto for this sat? Cannot see the option for this weekend
 
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Guys, JLPT registration is open from 9th March-2nd April
Pls refer to the JCS exam page for details.

https://www.jcss.org.sg/jlpt Aug

Btw, I offer JLPT N2/N4/N5 prep classes. 100% guarantee pass. Do contact me for details if interested.
 

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Discount for those intending to get some Japanese books

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Hi, took the JLPT for the first time last Dec and am quite confused by what I have received from JCS. :s11:

I received a "certificate of result and scores", as well as a letter asking me to collect the JLPT certificate from JCS. Is that different from what they sent me? What happens if I can't collect it by the stipulated date? Their opening hours aren't very convenient for people who have to work : p

Thanks in advance!!
 

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Hi, took the JLPT for the first time last Dec and am quite confused by what I have received from JCS. :s11:

I received a "certificate of result and scores", as well as a letter asking me to collect the JLPT certificate from JCS. Is that different from what they sent me? What happens if I can't collect it by the stipulated date? Their opening hours aren't very convenient for people who have to work : p

Thanks in advance!!
u can collect after work. before 8pm. =)
 

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Should be ok. Just bring an authorization letter n I think need ur IC. Call JCS to double confirm
 

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Guys, i have 1 新完全マスターN1文法 book for sale. It's in almost mint condition.
Selling out for $15. Original price from Kinokuniya is $28.70.

Interested parties, pls pm me. Thanks
 

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i got to know Iwata sensei when she took N2 prep class the 1st yr she taught. outside class she is very intelligent. But i felt her lessons are a bit boring if u compare her to Ms bullet train (Kanai-sensei). she explains more than Kanai-sensei, but coming to N2 prep, Kanai-sensei will do a better job preparing students for the exam.

yeah, coz you need to be at a certain level to be at N1 and N2 prep classes. you are there to prep for the exams, and not there for the teacher to explain certain basic things to you.
if people start to ask too basic stuff, it will be time wasting for other students and the teacher.
think of the N1~N2 classes as a lecture rather than a tutorial class
 

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yah. and thats bad for everyone.
in every class, the teacher has to cover a certain amount of grammar and vocab, and there is not much time to do extra explanation.
if not, u will realize the bullet train going faster and faster
 

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Like I do tell my students from N3 onwards, a lot of the grammar they need to read in advance. I will only explain the nuance n the impt parts of the grammar. That's y I felt that its v impt to learn the technique of how to improve by yourselves rather than have a sensei to spoon feed u. Now my N3 guys watch dramas (after 2.5 yrs with me), no need subs le. this jul and dec, taking N2.
 
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Have new beginner class starting 8th May (Friday). Interested parties may view more details on the course structure via here
 

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Switching of Jap School

I am considering taking a twice weekly Basic (Elementary) 1 class with Hougang Jap school, as it is near to my place.

But in a couple of months, I would be able to do a 5 class per week course, which, unfortunately, Hougang Jap school does not provided.

So my question, is it possible to start off in Basic 2 (Intensive, 5-class weekly) in another school after I passed my Basic 1?

PS: I have checked that Ikoma has the 5-classes per week up to Advanced.
Any other Jap school, that also provide 5 classes per week, that I should check?


Thank you.
 
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I am considering taking a twice weekly Basic (Elementary) 1 class with Hougang Jap school, as it is near to my place.

But in a couple of months, I would be able to do a 5 class per week course, which, unfortunately, Hougang Jap school does not provided.

So my question, is it possible to start off in Basic 2 (Intensive, 5-class weekly) in another school after I passed my Basic 1?

PS: I have checked that Ikoma has the 5-classes per week up to Advanced.
Any other Jap school, that also provide 5 classes per week, that I should check?


Thank you.

For Ikoma, you still have to sit for a placement test i.e. conversation with a teacher, even though you have completed Basic 1 or any other courses in another school before the teacher decides whether you can skip to your desired level. I would think that Ikoma's full time class is good enough even if you were to start a few months later.
 
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i got to know Iwata sensei when she took N2 prep class the 1st yr she taught. outside class she is very intelligent. But i felt her lessons are a bit boring if u compare her to Ms bullet train (Kanai-sensei). she explains more than Kanai-sensei, but coming to N2 prep, Kanai-sensei will do a better job preparing students for the exam.

Other than the N2 prep class, how is Kanai sensei's usual classes like? Not too sure which classes she teaches as I don't see her name in the schedule for the Advanced classes.
 
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she only teach intermediate and prep classes, if i am not wrong.
Good teacher. I learnt some of my teaching skills from her.
My teaching skills inherited from 8 good senseis. =)
 

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Unfortunately no.

4 senseis from Japan
2 senseis from Hougang Japanese Language School
Kanai-sensei from Ikoma
1 JLPT N1 senior who graduate from NUS Japanese Studies and learnt translation in Japanese (currently in Japan)

Apart from the above, i also learnt a lot about giving effective presentations from my poly and university lecturers.
 
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