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hi peeps, i am thinking of taking up the basic 1 from ikoma but just went to the site and found out that they are already starting the new classes this week. does any1 know if i can still join up the weekend classes for this new intake? lastly, if taking basic 1 & basic 2 will I be on time to attempt jlpt 4 this year?

thanks in advance. :)
 

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Hi mojack, i think maybe u still can try. Drop me a pm with ur MSN. i'll see how i can advise u. =)
 

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hi peeps, i am thinking of taking up the basic 1 from ikoma but just went to the site and found out that they are already starting the new classes this week. does any1 know if i can still join up the weekend classes for this new intake? lastly, if taking basic 1 & basic 2 will I be on time to attempt jlpt 4 this year?

thanks in advance. :)


Erhm, if part-time, surely not in time. Full-time for both should be can, since both lasts 5 weeks each. I am currently taking Basic 1 FT, ending on Monday, and will be taking Basic 2 part-time in Sept.
 

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Blizzard's Next Game Could Be More Successful Than WoW

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dimitri_can said:
Hi mojack, i think maybe u still can try. Drop me a pm with ur MSN. i'll see how i can advise u. =)

Erhm, if part-time, surely not in time. Full-time for both should be can, since both lasts 5 weeks each. I am currently taking Basic 1 FT, ending on Monday, and will be taking Basic 2 part-time in Sept.

Hi both, thanks for the input. I can't possibly take up FT coz I'm a working adult, so PT is my only option. I guess jlpt4 is out of my reach this year :(.

I'll hop by ikoma later tonight to see if there's still any places left for the new Sat/Sun classes. Hopefully I can start as early as this wkend.
 

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ikoma elementary 1 started??

i intend 2 join in September...
 

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JLPT registration is starting soon, in fact it's today, in a few hours time. But there are some things that need to be clarified:

I visited the JCS site regarding the registration procedures. This is the link:

http://www.jcss.org.sg/JLPT%20Application%20Procedure.htm

- Photocopy of IC or passport? There isn't such in the previous years. Why do they need this anyway? To prevent false identity?

- Cash not accepted? Can we pay by NETS instead? I can't issue a cheque. I thought payment has always been cash-based.

- Look at the test fees...scary!!

What do you guys think about this? I will be busy this week so no time to make a trip down to confirm this. But those who wish to register might want to take note.
 

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ender, what's with the Keio University thing?


eh... aiming ?

that is a really good university. the surroundings is so different and suits my liking. always wanted to enter (erm, see page 8 of thread). that is the same for waseda, which my friend brought me on a mini tour some years ago. the buildings, the scenery just makes you want to study there. maybe its just me, but i'm kinda attracted to aged-buildings for its design, history and atmosphere.

if i happen to strike lottery, i will go apply for the Japanese programs from either keio or waseda. =)

p/s: Keio and Nus has set up jointly set up a Keio-NUS CUTE center in Singapore recently. too bad i'm not in their field of work. link: here
 

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JLPT registration is starting soon, in fact it's today, in a few hours time. But there are some things that need to be clarified:

I visited the JCS site regarding the registration procedures. This is the link:

http://www.jcss.org.sg/JLPT Application Procedure.htm

- Photocopy of IC or passport? There isn't such in the previous years. Why do they need this anyway? To prevent false identity?

- Cash not accepted? Can we pay by NETS instead? I can't issue a cheque. I thought payment has always been cash-based.

- Look at the test fees...scary!!

What do you guys think about this? I will be busy this week so no time to make a trip down to confirm this. But those who wish to register might want to take note.

wow, thanks for the update. the regulations have changed a bit, i think, to prevent someone from sitting in the exam for someone else. It is just a loophole they are trying to cover, it seems.

i don't think JCS accept NETS. maybe we can try using postal order, it is available in all singpost branches. if you have any doubts, CALL JCS. lots of people do that and when you see the endless massive crowd all over the tiny entrance, it is better to call, i think. maybe jcs are trying to make this jlpt payment system more transparent or something, maybe some incident changed the rules of the system i don't really know but i think what is published on that website will be here to stay.

what about ikoma classes ? ikoma staff helps to process the examination applications and if they are the same, it may mean that this order comes directly from the Japan Embassy.

test fees are up by $5 compared to last year's prices. it is scary. how come test fees are on the rise too?
 

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eh... aiming ?

that is a really good university. the surroundings is so different and suits my liking. always wanted to enter (erm, see page 8 of thread). that is the same for waseda, which my friend brought me on a mini tour some years ago. the buildings, the scenery just makes you want to study there. maybe its just me, but i'm kinda attracted to aged-buildings for its design, history and atmosphere.

if i happen to strike lottery, i will go apply for the Japanese programs from either keio or waseda. =)

p/s: Keio and Nus has set up jointly set up a Keio-NUS CUTE center in Singapore recently. too bad i'm not in their field of work. link: here
すごいよね。。。sianz 1/2...

Just called up JCS. They said they still accept cash payment.
 
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すごいよね。。。sianz 1/2...

Just called up JCS. They said they still accept cash payment.
oh... that's good. makes things a lot more easier, paying by cash.

For those going to JCS to regisiter, it is better to make sure that you have enough money with you. There was once whereby i wasn't really aware that JCS doesn't accept nets and had to walk all the way back to Bugis MRT station to draw money from the ATMs there... dunno what is going to happen to next year's test fees....
 

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hi if i am in ns now and wish to take up jap classes. btw im stay in. what wld be a good sch to join considering i wan to start asap and the sku fees.
 

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Has anyone seen questions where the instructions states that there are X number of mistakes in a japanese passage and instructs you to identify/correct the mistakes?

Seen this type of question recently and it really stumped me.... looking for more to practice on...

Thanks
 

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Has anyone seen questions where the instructions states that there are X number of mistakes in a japanese passage and instructs you to identify/correct the mistakes?

Seen this type of question recently and it really stumped me.... looking for more to practice on...

Thanks

i have a feeling that it is a JCS practice paper/worksheet... is that so? (sorry if i got mistaken, got very poor memory)




but if i'm not wrong, jcs provides options to choose from right ? (in this case, its totally off-track. gomen nasai.)
 
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