Thursday, March 4, 2010

Language Tips

It's not too late to sign up for the 2010 Spring Intensive Weekend Courses!

These are concentrated courses are held over two consecutive weekends that are designed to teach beginners basic conversational skills. They will be useful to people with traveling difficulties or scheduling problems, or who were too late to register or missed too many of our regular classes. They are also meant for people who are planning to travel or move to Japan.

These classes start this weekend so be sure to register quickly!

The internet is a treasure trove for those trying to master Japanese. Here are a few useful sites I've encountered lately:

Hills Learning: Highly Interactive Language Learning

Not only do they offer high-quality language classes, they also host a variety of events throughout the city, such as food tastings and networking events for those in Asia-related industries. Run by a young and energetic staff, there are a ton of opportunities to be found here.

The Ultra Handy Japanese Verb Conjugator

As stated, this site features a useful conjugator for Japanese verbs, but also included is a list of the most common verbs, a list of verbs that comprise of loan words + suru, and also a translation guide. While not the most comprehensive source, it's definitely worth having on hand for quick needs.

Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese

Resources and tools for the Japanese learner abound here. Whether you're looking for tips on your grammar or other students to chat to, this site is a willing and friendly study-buddy.


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