I have been taking Japanese lessons in JCS Japanese Language School.
My friend introduced me to this school in 2003 for Beginner Class.
In 2008, I took Intermediate Level.
In 2013, Advance Level 1.
In 2014, Advance Level 2.
In 2015, Further Advance Level. That means I passed my Japanese Advance Level 2!! I thought I wasn’t able to make it. I missed many classes due several reasons… I will work harder this year.
I attended the graduation at Singapore’s Shangri-la Hotel. Awesome event. I realized Singapore and Japan has been in close ties for a long time.
I chose JCS for several reasons:
1. Most reasonable school fees
2. Teachers are awesome
3. JCS is the official school that conducts JLPT examinations in Singapore
Look what I got! Once in a lifetime for 50th Anniversary Book!
JCS 50th Anniversary Door Gift
Pardon the picture, this was the only one I had with my sensei. I love her kimono. It is really expensive to own one and uncomfortable to eat, wearing one. My strategy, eat before wearing it.
Sensei has a great sense of humor and makes classes interesting and fun. She has been curious for the longest time on why I am studying Japanese. Honestly, I think being able to speak Japanese would give me a better work opportunity but I have never used Japanese for work. The thought of it kinda scares me. Japanese language is hard with so many rules.
My boyfriend, Yasu told me that I was a good actress… Yeah, that’s why I scored really well for conversation only…
I am a bad student and have limited vocabulary. I only speak to Yasu in Japanese. Maybe I should just throw myself in Japan to get better.
The way to improve is to submerge yourself everything Japanese. Listen to Japanese songs & radio, watch Japanese drama, read Japanese and practise as much as possible with your Japanese friends.
I have done non of the above.
Anyway, thankful to make it to the next level. Sensei has been kind. This year, I will work harder. At least get better results.
Check out the link for the courses from JCS:
1 year per respective level. Hence, this year is my 5th year studying Japanese.