"What am I going to learn in this course?"
These are the things you may not know before taking this course...
1. Do you know that there are different Verb forms in Japanese and they affect how you sound as a grownup?
2. Do you know that you cannot use a Japanese verb as you find it in the dictionary? Do you know how to convert the dictionary into proper forms?
3. Do you know how to convert a Japanese verb into Negative? Do you know how to properly use a Negative verb in sentences?
4. Do you know how to appropriately ask questions "Do you...?" without unintentionally offending someone?
5. Do you know how to say you do something "at" a place and you go "to" a place? Do you know how to differentiate those two in Japanese?
These are just glimpse of what you will learn in this course!
Lots of downloadable materials are included.
I started studying Japanese on my own to later enroll in classes at a school. All was well in the beginning. However, as the courses went on, it started to get confusing. I searched for online sites where they could explain things in a simpler manner and I suddenly stumbled upon Yuko-sensei's site. I can't say enough how easy it is now to understand those things I was so confused about. I now understand things I couldn't before in my classes at the school! I highly, highly recommend Yuko-sensei's Japanese courses. They are worth it! Not only are they easy to understand, Sensei herself is very compassionate, patient, and understanding. She will respond to you almost immediately. She's the best Sensei so far I've come across who truly cares about her online students and seeks ways to make the language learning easy for us newbies. :)
I’ve tried learning from other types of Japanese programs but found the instructor intimidating, the lessons presented poorly, the cost of the program expensive, and the support from the instructor lacking. I felt very frustrated and thought I would never find a program that I could really embrace and enjoy.
When I cam upon Yuko sensei's Smile Nihongo Academy online, not only was the cost of the course very reasonable, but I found her presentation of the lessons to be clear and easy to follow. Yuko sensei presents her lessons in a very pleasant and friendly manner; she makes you feel comfortable. I have been enjoying the lessons thoroughly and I am able to retain much of the lessons. She is very responsive to your questions and I do not feel intimidated to reach out to her, even if the questions have nothing to do directly with the course. She makes supporting materials available as well and these materials are well constructed.
It's easy to get motivated learning the Japanese language from Yuko sensei. I look forward to her continued lessons. I recommend Smile NIhongo Academy highly!
Konnichiwa! I am a native Japanese, born and raised in the southern part of Japan. I studied Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) in graduate school in the U.S. and have been teaching Japanese at colleges for over 18 years.
I value smiles and laughter in life. Teaching Japanese is my passion and I strongly believe that learning has to be fun! So I design lessons in the manner that feel engaging, are easy to follow and most importantly, fun to learn!
Thanks to many people who are motivated to learn Japanese, I now have online students all over the world. It has been such a precious experience to connect with, communicate with, and support those learners at every corner of the globe. Hope you'll come aboard too!