Established in 1915, we are one of the oldest Japanese language schools.
★Nov. Adult beginner's class starts: 11/2 (Thu.), or 11/3 (Fri.)
7-8 pm (Online)
★ Private tutoring: available weekday morning and evening
・We do lot of conversation and listening practice
・Class size is small: 3 to 5 people (learn faster)
・Private tutoring: adjust to your level, more talk and listening ⇒ learn faster
・Class fee: small class: $60 for four times ・private class: $100 for four times
Cf. US average: $30 to &$70 for class/ $40 to $100 for private per hour
★School address: 3929 Middlebury St. Los Angeles, CA (near 101 w Vermont Ave.)
Image of Japan (illustration © 2022 Meppelstatt )
Do you know three big difference between Japanese and English?
１. Japanese use three different writings, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
1. Hiragana ひらがな Hints: how to memorize Hiragana?
2. Katakana カタカナ3. Kanji 漢字
Ⅱ. Japanese sentence structure is different from English
Japanese: S (subject) + O (object) + V (verb)
English: S (subject) + V (verb) + O (object)
Ⅲ. Japanese pronunciation
◆ consonants + 5 vowels (a, i, u, e, o)
◆ Intonation pattern
Compare to English accent which uses stress some syllables, Japanese pronunciation sounds flat. For instance,
Japanese Some English speakers
OHAYOO GOZAIMASU OHAYOO GOZAIMASU
Popular Japanese textbooks
Useful free online sites:
n5 listening with script, n4 listening with script, n3 listening with script
minna no nihongo listening 1-25, minna no nihongo kaiwa 1-25
minna no nihongo grammar 1-25,
Verbs 動詞 (dooshi) : Japanese verbs conjugate
Verb conjugation: Japanese verbs conjugate (there are rules)
Bellow, just show you a dictionary form
5W 1H： いつitsu, どこでdokode, だれがdarega, なにをnanio,
どこでたべますかDoko de tabemasuka (Where do you eat?)
★Useful expressions (there are many)
May I have ---?
Shall we ---?
Onomatopoeia (Japanese use a lot)
★How to call days of the week?
★How to call family members?：かぞくKazoku