Third languages

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Which third language are u choosing ?

French
70
28%
Japanese
89
36%
German
32
13%
Arabic
3
1%
Bahasa Indonesia
11
4%
Malay (Special programme)
31
12%
Chinese (Special programme)
14
6%
 
Total votes: 250

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Re: Third languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:29 pm

Hi, Moelc will recommend starting from JLPT 4, usually in Year2. JLPT4 is only MCQs so everyone (nation wide) passes without much need for special preparation. For private schools, I was told they look at the number of class hours you clock with them (requirement of the application form) before allowing sign up.

JLPT does not require extra classes & is not compulsory. But it proves language proficiency. JLPT2 (iirc most take more than 4years of studies) is sufficient for writing a thesis & employment. Top (Singapore) scorers of JLPT may receive Japanese Monbusho scholarship to visit Japan (2weeks of cultural sightseeing), congregating in Tokyo with fellow learners all over the world.

The difficulty of JLPT is often the listening component.

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Re: Third languages

Post by Imp75 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:56 am

sky minecrafter wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Hi, Moelc will recommend starting from JLPT 4, usually in Year2. JLPT4 is only MCQs so everyone (nation wide) passes without much need for special preparation. For private schools, I was told they look at the number of class hours you clock with them (requirement of the application form) before allowing sign up.

JLPT does not require extra classes & is not compulsory. But it proves language proficiency. JLPT2 (iirc most take more than 4years of studies) is sufficient for writing a thesis & employment. Top (Singapore) scorers of JLPT may receive Japanese Monbusho scholarship to visit Japan (2weeks of cultural sightseeing), congregating in Tokyo with fellow learners all over the world.

The difficulty of JLPT is often the listening component.
:thankyou:

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Re: Third languages

Post by VolksSunrise » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:10 pm

:thankyou:

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Re: Third languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Hello again, just discovered that JLPT sample questions can be found online!

https://jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html

For Moelc Year1, by the end of Term3, all the questions in JLPT5 would have been taught.

&, students can skip JLPT levels. So, let's say JLPT3 looks manageable, by all means go straight for JLPT2.

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Re: Third languages

Post by SHANSHANSUN » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:32 pm

Anyone who needs Japanese home tuition can contact me via phone at 83852172. I’ve got a Japanese master degree in Shanghai and have many experiences in teaching Japanese. Preferred living areas are Woodlands/Admiralty/Sembawang.


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Re: Third languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:11 pm

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Re: Third languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:27 pm

JLPT (日本語能力試験) levels recommended for MOELC students:

Sec 2 N5-N4
Sec 3 N4-N3
Sec 4 N3-N2
H1, H2 N2-N1

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Re: Third languages

Post by sky minecrafter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:59 pm

Fyi only...

The Moelc bookshops will close After next week (of 23/09/19), opening again in December to prepare for Term1 2020. Do call (telephone number listed on Moelc website) before heading down just in case the person in charge goes on MC leave or books are not available.

According to the proprietor, even if you are willing to travel to their main branch to purchase, they still prefer a call in advance as they do keep their stock in the language centres and may need to collect from there.

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Re: Third languages

Post by jedamum » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:26 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Estéema wrote:I use Duolingo to help DS to pick up Jap before he started with MOELC. I also use Shirabe Jisho.
I’ve started using LingQ when DS wanted to pick up German on his own. But wish I hv a better source for practice, esp those with audio included to learn the correct enunciation. Anyone can share if you hv come across?
Hello, There is Memrise for German (Moelc European languages use it). If you google in German, you can find sites offering free ebooks with audio as well. For instance, Vorleser, navigate to say Hans' Däumelinchen:- Text kostenlos downloaden (reading script), Hörbuch abspielen (audio file in high German; low German reads some sounds for example ~ch differently), etcetera.
Sky minecrafter,
Any recommendations online resource for French? Thanks.

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Re: Third languages

Post by Grr_roxy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:54 am

Hi parents,
Anyone has kids doing German in y3 or y4? I will like to gather some feedback.
Thanks.

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