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Jap Lesson for Children?

Postby winth » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:53 am

Anyone has any schools to recommend for jap lessons for children (6 year old)?

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Postby winth » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:05 pm

Hi, any feedback on Inoue?

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Postby sashimi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:34 pm

Hello winth - jialat right, this topic... I am also interested to get my DD to learn Japanese, but I'm still very unsure :? how to get it done conveniently, without breaking schedules and bank accounts.

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Postby winth » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:19 pm

Hi sashimi,

I've already enrolled my boy for the Jap class in Inoue. Should be quite alright.

Their classes are usually during weekends. It's a 45 min lesson, so relatively fast, can spend kopi time at the nearby foodcourt during your girl's lesson.

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Postby sashimi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:29 pm

Can you tell me more? Prices, the place? It's in town right? That's partly my dilemma - if I want trudge all the way down to town jsut for a 45-min lesson.... I might as well teach her myself, but of course, not sure how to teach!

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Postby schellen » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:18 pm

sashimi wrote:Can you tell me more? Prices, the place? It's in town right? That's partly my dilemma - if I want trudge all the way down to town jsut for a 45-min lesson.... I might as well teach her myself, but of course, not sure how to teach!


In other words, you want ME to teach, right? But hor, DD doesn't respond well to my teaching leh. She won't be serious unless someone else is teaching her. To her, I am Mommy, not Teacher.

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Postby schellen » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:24 pm

Found it. http://www.inoue.com.sg/language-junior.htm
They start lessons this Sat. I wonder if this is considered ex when compared with what sashimi and I paid for our lessons. (Too long no lesson for me already so can't remember, sorry.)

INOUE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE & ART PRIVATE LIMITED
20 Kramat Lane, #05-04 United House, Singapore 228773.
Telephone: (65) 6333-3318 Fax: (65) 6333-3308
E-mail: school@inoue.com.sg

It is in town, opposite Concorde Hotel (near Somerset MRT station).

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Postby JHJC » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:46 pm

My sons 16 months, attend Little Neuro Tree. 1 week Japanese, 1 week Chinese, 1 week English. I am quite happy they can now count in Japanese 1-5 too.
I think children can pick up really fast and effortlessly , best to start them as early as possible. :D

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Postby winth » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:22 pm

They start lessons this Sat. I wonder if this is considered ex when compared with what sashimi and I paid for our lessons. (Too long no lesson for me already so can't remember, sorry.)


Actually I would think it's expensive for 45 mins. Mine was from JCS and think I paid S$200/300 for a term and it's like 1.5 hours.

I had thought of teaching him by myself too, but had difficulty getting Jap materials suitable for their age. Plus already taking on his 3 subjects liao... so might as well I outsourced it to someone professional.

So with the lesson, I did reinforcement using his existing class materials.

If you are going for Inoue, you should call and check if class is confirmed first. Sometimes it's not a formed class. Btw, their customer service is lousy, so you should keep calling them and don't expect them to get back to you by leaving them messages like 'pls call me when you have a formed class'.

I'm keeping my eyes open for their teaching method, and if there is any doubt in their teaching or their quality, I'm pulling him out. So, up till now, so far so g..ood... I guess...

There is another Aoba Language School teaching Jap to children. Thought you might wanna check them too. Do post your feedback on Aoba if you're going there.

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Postby schellen » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:35 am

Sigh...all so ex. The school sashimi and I attended is cheaper but they only accept from sec sch age onwards.

I'll try teaching DD again. I noticed that DD has an affinity for Jap as opposed to Chinese. Her Chinese pronunciation sounds like an angmoh's and she isn't that keen on Chinese storybooks. However, she picks up Jap words and sounds very fast and she has perfect pronunciation on first try.

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