Posts Tagged learning Japanese
Today I had my first Japanese lesson with the teacher provided by the city of Mishima. My sensei is a very pleasant middle aged woman who is easy to talk to. My lesson was 90 minutes, and we managed to speak almost exclusively Japanese. It was a great first lesson, and I am looking forward to the next one.
Unfortunately she gave me grammar homework. Boo homework!
The Penpal’s office is conveniently close to Mishima NOVA, my new branch. After work we met up near the station and practiced Japanese. I learned the verb ending “need to do”, which is incredibly useful.
In the Greater Tokyo area, most of the teachers don’t study Japanese because it is possible to get by without it. As you get away from the major cities, it seems like more teachers are actively studying Japanese. I am hoping that this will make it easier for me to study and improve my language skill.