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What level would you be interested in?

Complete beginner
10
83%
Fairly gentle (up to GCSE or JLPT 4)
0
No votes
Intense (GCSE or JLPT 3 upwards)
2
17%
Meh
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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Post by andyjsg » Thu May 17, 2007 10:56 am

Im happy with monday or friday although would prefer monday as friday is well friday and tend to have bits and pieces on but I can always get round that.

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Post by Big Al » Thu May 17, 2007 1:58 pm

Yes Sadie, I take it you were the other person who wanted "Intense"?

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Post by sadie » Thu May 17, 2007 2:04 pm

Yup. There may be a few more of us - people from my Japanese class.

Question to the three beginners: would you prefer a class that started soonish, or next academic year?
Oh, did I say that out loud?

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Post by tjforste » Thu May 17, 2007 2:14 pm

prolly later

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Post by andyjsg » Thu May 17, 2007 2:46 pm

for me very soon, to the point of I wonder how much he wants per a lesson as would be very tempted to pay for it on my own if it wasnt silly money...

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Post by Mr Onishi » Thu May 17, 2007 3:05 pm

Well anything after my exams. I dont think I can cope with another night a week at the moment.

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Post by kittykat » Thu May 17, 2007 10:08 pm

i would be very interested to learn... but it would have to be beginners for me... i can do monday, wednesday or friday nights... if it was to be on a friday evening could we do the lesson early...so we'd still have time to go out and do friday night stuff!?!

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Post by Lydon » Thu May 17, 2007 11:05 pm

kittykat wrote:i would be very interested to learn... but it would have to be beginners for me... i can do monday, wednesday or friday nights...
The same go's for me as well
I have just about master spoken English I think it time to move on to the next language :lol:

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Post by Big Al » Thu May 17, 2007 11:10 pm

Lydon J Jauncey wrote: The same go's for me as well
I have just about master spoken English I think it time to move on to the next language :lol:
Nah, you need to work on your written English first! That apostrophe doesn't go there, and the second sentence is all over the place :P

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Post by Lydon » Fri May 18, 2007 9:39 am

Big Al wrote: Nah, you need to work on your written English first! That apostrophe doesn't go there, and the second sentence is all over the place :P
that properly because I'm Dyslexic :P

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Post by sadie » Fri May 18, 2007 9:45 am

I'm curious as to whether a badly dyslexic person will find Japanese easier or harder: it's a strictly phonetic syllabary combined with phonetically morphing ideograms. There's a chance that it will completely bypass whatever trouble you have with English's freaky spelling system.
Oh, did I say that out loud?

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Post by Bob790 » Fri May 18, 2007 9:56 am

sadie wrote:There's a chance that it will completely bypass whatever trouble you have with English's freaky spelling system.
The problem is usually the inability to associate the symbology of the written language with the phonetic sounds of the spoken language. Spelling is just an additional problem.

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Post by Lydon » Fri May 18, 2007 9:59 am

the only way i can spell is phonetically that my problem
so you mite be wright sadie

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Post by sadie » Fri May 18, 2007 10:10 am

Possibly. Certainly I would urge beginners to learn written Japanese as well as spoken. You sounds used are different from English, and you won't grasp the difference without the kana (although years of watching anime does help).
Oh, did I say that out loud?

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Post by andyjsg » Fri May 18, 2007 1:21 pm

Im currently using Kanji De Manga to learn a bit of Kanji - going to try Kana De Manga for the same thing. Also I think there is some sort of game for the DS that would help with reading/writing as well. I think a teacher would obviously be the best way...

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