Things didn’t work out for any Fall classes in Japanese. Looks like I’ll be continuing on the old self-study route for now. It’s not awful. But, I do like the structure given to studying in a class. There is an immersion school in town I might check out again, called Aitas. Life goes on, regardless.Continue Reading
Maybe Taking the Second Class Choice?
Well, I had to pass on enrolling at the Toronto Japanese Language School. I’ve had some of the best, and worst, moments of studying Japanese at that school, but the good moments outweighed the bad ones by a lot. If I had any brains, I would have preregistered last summer and saved some cash, but right now I don’t have the ~$600+ dollars to put down for a class. If only they had an installment plan… Which leaves my other choice, to take a class at the JCCC. Much more affordable, and the classes there are equally good as the same level class at TJLS. I’m just going to come… Read MoreContinue Reading
Take a Class?? Or Not?
Well, ’tis the season. When Japanese schools around town open up their school year to happy registrants. Do I want to take a class? PROS: structured environment minimal chance to practice speaking teacher to answer (limited) questions CONS: cost convenience teacher to answer (limited) questions You’ll notice (because you’re all smart people) that I have a duplicate listed. This is because, although teachers do answer questions, the school term has always been structured that there is almost no time. The general Japanese lesson plan seems to be Take hours in semester, divide by time per chapter, multiply by number of chapters, push as far ahead as you can to cover… Read MoreContinue Reading