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Winter/Spring Semester - Japanese Beginner's Conversation: 30-Min Short Sessions

This 19-week, 30 minutes per session tutoring course prepares kids for travel and living in Japan by covering the basics of Japanese conversation as well as reading, writing, and culture.
Mel B.
226 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 19 weeks
10-15
year olds
1
learner per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

I’m offering this class because I love languages. My three years of Japanese study at UCLA as well as my four years living abroad in Japan as an English teacher have prepared me with the passion and skill-set that make me the ideal Japanese teacher for beginners. 

I will be sharing with students the same techniques that my native-Japanese friends and teachers have used to help me get quickly past the hurdles that tend to slow down most beginners. 

My teaching approach is extremely visual. I love pictures and illustrations and slideshows. 

Like playing a sport or musical instrument, Japanese conversation in my class is learned from drilling and repetition until correct responses are given automatically, quickly, and naturally with little or no thinking. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
Free printable handouts with vocabulary, phrases, and writing practice will be made available several days before the start of each session. No outside materials or purchases will be necessary. Having a working printer is not necessary for this class, but the ability to print the handouts will help to make learning easier and more engaging. For the very first lesson, please print the 2 handouts titled "Classroom Japanese" and "Writing Blank"
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents: Please let me know how to pronounce your child's first and last name so we can convert their name appropriately to Japanese. 

If you have a Japanese, Korean, or Chinese last name, if you happen to know the Chinese character(s) associated with your last name and/or first name, let me know so we can convert it to the appropriate Kanji. 

Teacher

Mel B.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Math, Science, Personal Finance, Japanese... that's what I do!
226 total reviews
97 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is Mel and I am a UCLA graduate with a B.A. in Japanese and over 13 years of teaching experience. 

My teaching experience includes 5 years of English in Brazil and Japan and 3 years at the Apple Store teaching beginners how to... 
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