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Ben-san The U.S [12 month with 150 lessons course]


Ben-san The U.S
12 month with 150 lessons course

Q1. motivation for learning Japanese language?

That is a difficult question. My interest in Japan has grown over the past decade or so. I visited Japan, for the first time, three years ago, and I was frustrated with my inability to communicate to the locals that I met.

Q2.What issues do you have on studying Japanese?

Certain aspects of language learning I find I can do by myself. I taught myself hiragana, katakana, and the most basic kanji. However, my speaking and listening ability is not something I feel that I can train adequately, without someone to have conversations with. I also don’t find the explanations of Japanese grammar in textbooks to be satisfactory.

Q3. What made you decide to study with us ?

My current plan is to save money in order to fund a years Japanese study at a language school or university “Bekka” course. A lot of the university courses require at least JLPT N4 level – which is my current aim to reach by the end of my current batch of lessons. My listening ability requires a lot of improvement to not hinder me, at that level. I found the online school on GoGoNihon, and it felt like the right thing at the right time.

Q4. What do you think about studying with us?

I am enjoying the conversational aspect of the lessons a lot. Adachi-sensei is very easy to talk to about a variety of topics, which I don’t think I would find in a traditional classroom environment. It feels more tailored to my own needs, rather than a more generic syllabus for a certain level of Japanese ability.

Q5. Do you have any requests to improve your study with us?

I don’t have much to suggest in the way of improvements. I feel that I can talk to Adachi-sensei, if I require help on a specific issue with my learning, which is the main thing.

Q6. Is the lesson level appropriate?

I felt that the level of the first few lessons was a bit low. However, it is definitely helping me establish a firm foundation of understanding that will help me down the line.

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